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Bull launches the 1st integrally secured European smartphone

With this product, Bull extends its HooxTM range of secured professional terminals.

Paris, October  3, 2013 -

Bull is today announcing the launch of an integrally secure smartphone to coincide with the Assises de la Sécurité (IT security event) in Monaco. Hoox - the only European high-security smartphone for business users - further extends the Bull Group's range of secure terminals.

The HooxTM smartphone: a sovereign solution

Featuring security technologies developed in Europe, Hoox has been designed to ensure the confidentiality of communications. Providing far higher levels of security than encryption solutions available on market smartphones, Hoox meets the security requirements needed for highly sensitive data with restricted distribution1 . With strict control of access to user data, which is stored locally encrypted, Hoox prevents personal data from being used on third party servers.

HooxTM: the secure smartphone

In compliance with the rules set down by the French national information systems security body ANSSI2, Hoox brings with it the reassurance of in-depth security; from the very core of the device right through to the application layers. Hoox uses a secure, Android-based operating system developed by Bull's cyber-security R&D teams. It features an EAL4+3 certified encryption chip and a biometric sensor (for enhanced strong authentication), a digital strong-box and anti-intrusion management on all its ports.

Hoox provides encryption of voice calls and text messages, as well as for email and all data being stored or exchanged. All user identification data - including digital fingerprints - is stored in the phone's digital strong-box to be used only at local level.

HooxTM: security for professional governance

As a comprehensive offering incorporating all security functions, Hoox gives the organization total control over all its information flows (voice calls, messaging, email and data). It is easy to implement, competitively priced, well designed and powerful, making it the ultimate secure mobile phone for business users who need to manage and use sensitive information.

"High-security communications should be both easy and fast," commented Franck Greverie, Executive Vice-President of Bull Security Solutions. "We have designed the Bull Hoox range of products so users no longer have to be concerned about security and confidentiality. Intuitive and powerful, the devices are perfectly suited for business use, where confidentially is the top priority." "The addition of Hoox to our product range reaffirms Bull's technology leadership in secure business communications," added Philippe Duluc, Director of Bull's Cyber-security business.

The HooxTM smartphone in action

  • What if you take your eyes off it for a moment? The phone's inherent hardware security and anti-intrusion ports prevent any data from being stolen or malware from being introduced onto the device.

  • What if you lose it? All the data is encrypted, and the biometric sensor locks the device, so only its official 'owner' can activate it.

  • Communicate freely. All communications exchanged or stored via the phone are encrypted, so your calls, texts and emails are all secure.

Availability

Hoox is available now for evaluation. A turnkey implemented service is provided by Bull's subsidiary Time Reversal Communications. With the new smartphone, Bull is extending its Hoox family of secure terminals, which currently features two, compatible models: the Hoox m2 smartphone, and the Hoox m1 mobile phone, which has been available since 2011, (formerly marketed under the brand name Bull sphone).

As a sovereign solution, Hoox has been totally designed in France. It features know-how from an ecosystem of French partners, including ERCOM with its CryptosmartTM technology.

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1 Restricted Distribution level - Formal certification due in 2014 in France
2 'Recommandations de sécurité relatives aux ordiphones' (Security recommendations for smartphones) published in June 2013
3 Evaluation Assurance Level: Critical application security level evaluation system, with rankings from 1 to 4+ for civil applications and 5 to 7 for military applications.

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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