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secunet supplies the German Federal Armed Forces with SINA security technology for NATO rapid reaction force

[Essen, Germany, 19 May 2021] The German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) have commissioned secunet to supply a significant quantity of SINA components. The devices are intended for the IT infrastructure of NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF). They can be used to transfer, edit and store classified data. The order is due to be supplied by the end of 2021, and totals a double-digit million euro sum.

The VJTF, also known as the "NATO spearhead", is a rapidly deployable intervention force and part of the NATO Response Force. It is multinational, with strong involvement of the German Federal Armed Forces. The VJTF enables NATO to react even faster and more flexibly to developments in security policy.

The order includes several hundred of the high-performance SINA Workstation H R, the design of which is based on a hardened notebook. It is intended for mobile use in particularly harsh operating conditions. The underlying hardware platform is especially protected against shock, vibration, dust and moisture and can also be operated at extreme temperatures. secunet is also supplying a large quantity of the highly secure SINA L3 Box H network components.

SINA (Secure Inter-Network Architecture) is a high-security solution developed by secunet 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.