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December 10, 2015

Bittium Tough Mobile smartphone targeted for demanding Mobile Security and Public Safety markets receives national information security classification


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Free for publication on December 10, 2015 at 10.00 am. (CET+1)

Bittium Tough Mobile smartphone targeted for demanding Mobile Security and Public Safety markets receives national information security classification

Bittium Tough Mobile and related management system and VPN encryption solution is the first mobile solution to receive official encryption product classification in Finland, where the material can be transferred between a smartphone and connected back-end solutions top of creating and processing of classified information.

Oulu, Finland, December 10, 2015 - Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority has granted approval for the Mobile Security and Public Safety targeted Bittium Tough Mobile LTE-smartphone and related device management and information security management system to process National classification level IV (ST IV, national restricted) material. Bittium's mobile solution is the first product to receive an official encryption product classification in Finland, which can on top of creating and processing of classified information also transfer material between a smartphone and connected back-end solutions.

Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority's Cyber Security Centre has audited Bittium Tough Mobile smartphone, related Bittium Secure Suite device management system and Bittium SafeMove Mobile VPN-encryption solution. Based on a thorough auditing Bittium Tough Mobile and its back-end system have been approved to be used as a crypto product, when it is being used to protect National classification level IV (ST IV national restricted) classified material. Evaluation is based on authorities' national Katakri 2015 auditing tool as well as the cryptographic requirements' guideline defined by the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority.

"As an integrated system Bittium Tough Mobile, Bittium Secure Suite and Bittium SafeMove Mobile VPN are the first in Finland to pass product approval testing in this extent. Bittium's system enables governmental organizations to set up a secure mobile operating environment for their own applications. Multilayered, software and hardware level information security based solution is a great example of Finnish know-how in developing secure information solutions", says the head of Audits and accreditation in National Cyber Security Centre-Finland Aki Tauriainen.

"This milestone is a proof of our crypto technology know-how, as well as Bittium's dedication to Finland's Cyber Security strategy.  The information security system fits very well to domestic and international Mobile Security and Public Safety markets, as well as for enterprise markets, where there is a demand for high information security", says Hannu Huttunen, CEO of Bittium.

Bittium Tough Mobile is an advanced new generation secure smartphone. The device is built for demanding Mobile Security and Public Safety markets. Bittium Tough Mobile's safety features have been built on separate security circuits, which enable information security to function reliably from devices other procedures. Due to the separate circuits the device's software and electronic components integrity can be assured as well as physical attacks can be detected. The devices software is based on open source Android 5.1.1 operating system hardened by Bittium's information security software.

Bittium Secure Suite is a management solution especially designed for Bittium Tough Mobile. The solution enables the devices information security features to be tailored to meet organizations requirements, to be remotely managed and up to date information to be collected from the devices.

Bittium SafeMove Mobile VPN -encryption solution that is combined from software on a mobile device and VPN-connection. Solution is based on IPSec-standard and when using it all IP-based data communication between mobile device and organizations back-end system is always secure.

Katakri 2015 - information security auditing tool for authorities, which is used when evaluating organizations capability to secure authorities classified information.

Further information:

Jari Sankala
Senior Vice President, Sales
Tel. +358 40 344 3507
Email: sales(a)bittium.com

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Bittium

Bittium specializes in the development of reliable, secure communications and connectivity solutions, leveraging its 30 year legacy of expertise in advanced radio communication technologies. Bittium provides innovative products and customized solutions based on its product platforms and R&D services. Complementing its communications and connectivity solutions, Bittium offers proven information security solutions for mobile devices and portable computers. In 2014, Bittium's net sales of continuing operations, was EUR 52.7 million and its operating profit was EUR 0.8 million. Bittium is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Exchange. www.bittium.com