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globull obtains the French Confidential Level

Protecting State secrets and those of Critical Infrastructure Operators is much more than just a question of complying with known security standards; it is an on-going responsibility for governments and companies. Bull, with its objective of being a European leader in trusted digital infrastructures, has entered the world of classified information by providing an extremely high level of security data protection solution.

Paris, June  8, 2011 -

globull's Confidential approval level delivered by the ANSSI (the French Network and Information Security Agency) ensures that users are protected against any attempt to compromise their data, following the loss or theft of their USB device.

Functionalities packed into a USB module

globull is a USB-format hard disk, featuring integral high security thanks to its embedded AES 256-standard cryptographic processor. It is also a general-purpose tool that enables users to increase the level of security on any third-party application, since it is able to take over responsibility for processing cryptographic operations via PKCS#11 standard interfaces for

  • External hard disk encryption

  • Strong authentication

  • VoIP encryption

  • Secure messaging

  • Electronic signature and computerized business processes

  • Secure VPN access.

Unrivalled security

globull benefits from all TrustWay's extensive expertise in cryptography, ranging from key management infrastructure solutions, such as the TrustWay HSM (Hardware Security Module) box, to IP network encryption solutions including the TrustWay VPN product family.

The scope of the Confidential approval level is the result of an innovative certification process developed in cooperation with the ANSSI:

  • Secure storage function

  • Secure boot function.

Likewise, the ANSSI has determined the usage profiles:

  • Mass Storage only

  • Mass Storage and VPN Client to protect classified information up to Restricted level only.

"Obtaining the Confidential approval level , is proof again of the high-security technology developed by Bull over more than 15 years to protect the sensitive information held by governmental and other public organizations," according to René Martin, Director of Bull's TrustWay Business Unit. "With globull, Bull has strengthened its position as a provider of sovereign products designed to effectively protect the secrets of the State, the defense industry and Critical Infrastructure Operators."

Make the most of 'defense-standard' security, now

globull is available immediately via Bull's direct sales force and at the Web site www.myglobull.fr subject to prior authorization granted by the ANSSI for each customer individually. All agencies, governmental and public organizations, and Critical Infrastructure Operators can purchase globull, whose unique security technology has, until now, been reserved for the most sensitive areas of government.

About Bull, an Atos company


Bull is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The Group, which is firmly established in the Cloud and in Big Data, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. Bull's offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. Bull converts data into value for organisations in a completely secure manner.

Bull currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, Bull recorded revenues of €1.3 billion.

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About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

For more information, visit: atos.net

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