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secunet Delivers SINA Workstations for Highly Secure Bundeswehr Communications System

[Essen, Germany, 9 August 2018] BWI GmbH has commissioned secunet with supplying several hundred SINA Workstations H. The commissioned components are intended for the German armed forces’ message handling system and will be delivered by the end of 2018, with an order volume for secunet Security Networks AG in the mid-range single digit millions.

The NuKomBw system operated and continually refined by BWI GmbH is used for transferring formal, military messages up to classification level GEHEIM / NATO SECRET within the Bundeswehr (German armed forces). NuKomBw is an abbreviation for “Nutzerorientierte Kommunikation der Bundeswehr”, or “user-oriented Bundeswehr communication”. The original safeguarding for this communications system was based on SINA Boxes H with PEPP technology, and is currently being switched to SINA CORE technology.

The users’ equipment setup will be greatly simplified by the planned use of the Windows 10 operating system-based SINA Workstation H, which will form the foundation for future-fit, user-friendly refinement of the entire system.

The SINA components to be delivered in the context of the current procurement process enable classified data up to and including the levels GEHEIM and NATO SECRET to be processed, and are already used on a cross-sectional basis in high-security networks within the Bundeswehr.

“The SINA Workstation in its various forms is where demanding IT security meets efficiency. We are delighted that BWI has decided to use SINA even more extensively,” comments Dr Rainer Baumgart, CEO of secunet Security Networks AG.

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.

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