CASSIDIAN’s Groundbreaking ECTOCRYP Cryptographic Devices to be Used in Middle East

  • CASSIDIAN signs con­tract to pro­vide Ectocryp IP cryp­to devices to the Mid­dle East.
  • ECTOCRYP repro­gram­ma­ble fam­i­ly of cryp­to devices are a key ele­ment of CASSIDIAN’s world lead­ing cyber secu­ri­ty capability.

14 Sep­tem­ber 2011 – Cas­sid­i­an announces the con­tract win for an agree­ment with Emi­ra­je Sys­tems LLC for the pro­vi­sion of ECTOCRYP cryp­tog­ra­phy prod­ucts for the Unit­ed Arab Emi­rates Armed Forces Com­mand and Con­trol Sys­tem (ECCS). Cas­sid­i­an will pro­vide ECCS with a ver­sion of the award-win­ning UK devel­oped prod­uct ECTOCRYP. Under the agree­ment Cas­sid­i­an will also work with the Emi­rates to sup­port the inte­gra­tion of the equip­ment into the ECCS network. 

ECTOCRYP was cho­sen over a num­ber of prod­ucts part­ly because devices can be upgrad­ed remote­ly through its soft­ware inter­faces under the full sov­er­eign con­trol of UAE Armed Forces cryp­to specialists. 

Hervé Guil­lou, Head of Cas­sid­i­an Cyber Secu­ri­ty, said: “This deal is of strate­gic impor­tance to Cas­sid­i­an as UAE become the first mem­bers of the ECTROCRYP fam­i­ly beyond NATO. The award of this con­tract is a tes­ta­ment to the world class pedi­gree of Cassidian’s lead­ing edge tech­nol­o­gy, and sup­ports our mis­sion in Defend­ing World Security”. 

To rein­force the part­ner­ship, Khal­i­fa Uni­ver­si­ty, Cas­sid­i­an and Emi­ra­je Sys­tems L.L.C. estab­lished the Cyber Oper­a­tions Cen­tre of Excel­lence locat­ed at Khal­i­fa Uni­ver­si­ty in June 2011. Cas­sid­i­an and Emi­ra­je Sys­tems have com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing resources and equip­ment to Khal­i­fa Uni­ver­si­ty to sup­port the estab­lish­ment and oper­a­tion of the Cen­tre, which in turn will encour­age and sup­port the devel­op­ment of intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty in the field of cyber oper­a­tions at the University. 

Cas­sid­i­an, an EADS com­pa­ny, is a world­wide leader in glob­al secu­ri­ty solu­tions and sys­tems, pro­vid­ing Lead Sys­tems Inte­gra­tion and val­ue-added prod­ucts and ser­vices to civ­il and mil­i­tary cus­tomers around the globe: air sys­tems (air­craft and unmanned aer­i­al sys­tems), land, naval and joint sys­tems, intel­li­gence and sur­veil­lance, cyber secu­ri­ty, secure com­mu­ni­ca­tions, test sys­tems, mis­siles, ser­vices and sup­port solu­tions. In 

2010, Cas­sid­i­an – with around 28,000 employ­ees – achieved rev­enues of € 5.9 bil­lion. EADS is a glob­al leader in aero­space, defence and relat­ed ser­vices. In 2010, the Group – com­pris­ing Air­bus, Astri­um, Cas­sid­i­an and Euro­copter – gen­er­at­ed rev­enues of € 45.8 bil­lion and employed a work­force of more than 121,000.

CASSIDIAN – Defend­ing World Security 

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