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SINA Mobile: Processing sensitive data securely – even on the smartphone

The successful IT security solution SINA, which is used for example in many German federal authorities, now also secures smartphones. To this end, secunet is presenting the SINA Mobile application suite, which can be used to process and transfer sensitive data on standard mobile end devices in a protected manner. SINA Mobile currently runs on all Samsung smartphones and tablets with a microSD card slot and Android 12 or higher. A version that supports Samsung devices with embedded secure element is planned for later this year.

In addition to numerous application options and functions, SINA Mobile offers a very high level of security. Handling is simple because the familiar user interface on the smartphone or tablet is retained. Private apps can still be used. The end device requires neither much computing power nor memory, because the data does not remain permanently on it. It is deleted from the mobile device as soon as the user closes the application.

SINA Mobile can be seamlessly connected to SINA infrastructures that already exist in many public authorities. Possible application scenarios are diverse and range from secure official voice, e-mail and messenger communication to the transmission of sensitive image material, for example by police officers in the field. Approval for the German classification level VS-NUR DEN DIENSTGEBRAUCH (VS-NfD / restricted) is aimed for.

SINA Mobile currently uses a token in microSD format as a security anchor. It is planned that in future, embedded secure elements in smartphones can also be used for this purpose.

The SINA Mobile application suite is available immediately and can be obtained directly from secunet, for example via the SINA customer portal. If required, SINA Mobile can also be purchased from secunet in a bundle with the appropriate hardware.

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