Sagem DS and Rhode & Shwarz : Interoperability in Ciphered Telecommunications
Sagem DS and Rhode &
Shwarz : Interoperability in Ciphered Telecommunications
Sagem Défense Sécurité and Rhode und Schwarz
SIT GmbH: Paris and Munich, August 28, 2006.
On June 13th,
Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) and
Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH made an encrypted
telephone call using two different terminals of the two manufacturers on the
basis of the new SCIP-Secured Communication Interoperability Protocol -
developed by the International ICWG (Interoperability Control Working Group).
between the companies’ sites in Paris and Berlin using terminals developed at
the same time by both companies, the experiment has consolidated the SCIP
standard definition which NATO is currently finalizing. Thought to become a NATO
STANAG, the SCIP brings a secured transmission capacity between different kinds
of terminals, on all types of civilian telecommunication networks (IP, GSM, PSTN,
ISDN, Satellites …).
This work is part of
the programs to modernize information security that the French and German
governments have awarded both companies: Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH under the
authority of the Federal Armed Forces IT-Office in Germany, and for France, a
New Generation Cryptophony study awarded in November 2004 to Sagem Défense
Sécurité by the DGA.
This experiment was backed by both the French and German governmental agencies for information
security: the BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik) and the
DCSSI (Direction Centrale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information).
Proving Rohde &
Schwarz SIT GmbH and Sagem Défense Sécurité’s know-how in realm of the
information security, this successful experiment opens up prospects for an
efficient solution in information interoperability and protection between
telecommunication terminals on a European scale.
Sagem Défense Sécurité is a high-technology company in the SAFRAN Group. As a
leading European defense and security electronics company in Europe, its
business covers three main fields: navigation and aeronautics systems, where it
is the world leader in helicopter flight control; optronics and air-land systems,
where it is the European leader in surveillance and fire-control optronics; and
the field of security, where it is the world leader in fingerprint-based
biometrics. Its equipment and integrated systems are used worldwide, helping to
ensure air transport safety, secure data transmission, personal security and
governmental defense capabilities at the highest level. Through the SAFRAN
Group, Sagem Défense Sécurité is present on all continents. For further
About Rohde &
Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics.
It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement,
broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation as well as mission-critical
radiocommunications. Established more than 70 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a
global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has
approx. 6400 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.1 billion in the past
fiscal year. Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany. For further
information : www.rohde-schwarz.com
About Rohde &
Schwarz SIT GmbH
Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH, a subsidiary of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, offers
solutions to security problems in information technology. Key activities are the
development of crypto products for the protection of data in modern information
and communication systems as well as consulting and IT security analyses for
industry and government authorities.
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