Hoox m2 secure smart phone gets ANSSI approval
With Hoox m2, public and private sector organizations can protect the confidentiality of even their most sensitive information
24, 2014 -
Bull has today announced that its HooxTM m2 secure smart phone has been awarded it has been approved for use with data classified as 'Restricted Information' ('Diffusion Restreinte') by the National Information Systems Security Agency (ANSSI).
Obtaining this approval means it is now possible to use the Hoox smart phone for exchanging data at 'Restricted Information' level, one of the State's official levels for classifying sensitive information. Such data, if disclosed, could adversely affect national security or public order, or harm the fundamental interests of the State and the interests of private companies or public institutions.
The Hoox m2 smart phone is fully secure and ensures high-level security using biometric fingerprint and code-based authentication, as well as encryption of all voice calls, texts, emails and data stored and exchanged. The anti phone-tapping mechanism and ruggedization of the Android operating system at every level - which make a significant contribution to protecting the device at a local level - are key differentiators when it comes to the Hoox m2 and are both covered by the 'Restricted Information' classification.
Developed and manufactured in France, the Hoox smart phone is totally in line with the French government's strategy to boost security (establishing a 'Made in France' brand as part of the industrial cyber-security recovery plan, rulings on how the LPM military programming law applies to the protection of Critical Infrastructure Operators, etc.)
"We are very proud that Hoox m2 has achieved this recognition: the result of hard work by the teams at Bull's subsidiary Time Reversal Communications who designed the Hoox range to meet the ever increasing security requirements of business and governments," commented Philippe Duluc, Vice-President of Bull's Security Division.
Guillaume Poupard, Director General of ANSSI, said: "The safety of mobile solutions is a major concern for ANSSI. It is essential to have a set of trusted French solutions that protect the sensitive communications of public and private entities alike, without adversely affecting their functionality and ease of use. Bull's Hoox solution provides an outstanding response to these objectives, as evidenced by its approval for use with 'Restricted Information'."
About ANSSI and 'Restricted Information' classification
Approval for use with 'Restricted Information' is assigned by ANSSI, the French national authority for information systems security and protection. ANSSI is responsible for putting forward the rules to protect governemt information systems and verifying the application of the measures adopted. It helps to implement security measures within the IT Departments of 'Operators of Vital Importance' and government departments, to ensure that the information systems they operate are properly configured from a security point of view.
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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