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GEHEIM Approval now also for SINA Layer 2

[Essen, Germany, 27 June 2019] The SINA L2 Box H Ethernet encryptor from secunet was granted type approval for the processing of GEHEIM (secret)-level classified information by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). This permits sites and data centres to exchange information in networks on OSI layer 2 (Ethernet) in a proven secure and high-performance way. secunet is the only manufacturer to meet the device requirements for the secure exchange of information on Layer 2 in accordance with this very strict national standard for sensitive information.

The SINA L2 Box H 1G is designed for applications that require a highly secure and fast transmission of large volumes of data. This includes the interconnection of sites through broadband connectivity, the protection of backbone networks, the mirroring of data in high availability architectures, and the securing of data in data centres.

Its low latency makes the SINA L2 Box H 1G ideal for mission scenarios with high quality­-of­-service standards or real­time requirements. In addition, the devices are recommended for satellite-based communication due to their high data rate efficiency.

The SINA L2 Box H further enhances the already extensive range of SINA devices with GEHEIM / SECRET approval: the SINA L3 Box H for the secure, encrypted transmission of data on OSI layer 3, the SINA Workstation H as a client with crypto file system and IPsec secured communication, SINA Terminal H and SINA One Way H. The portfolio is rounded off by the compound SINA Workflow system, the first registry and cooperation platform that can be used for classified information up to GEHEIM.

SINA (Secure Inter-Network Architecture) is a high-security solution that secunet has developed on behalf of the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI). SINA has already been successfully used for many years by public authorities and the armed forces, both in Germany and abroad.