“Atos and Orange Cyberdefense strike an international mobile communications security partnership ”
Paris, 25 January 2016
Orange Cyberdefense and Atos, through its technology brand Bull, have signed a strategic partnership to jointly take on the secure mobile terminal communications market.
This partnership with Atos completes Orange Cyberdefense range of communications security solutions. Under the agreement, Orange Cyberdefense will be selling Hoox, the most secure smartphone on the market, to its customers.
Orange Cyberdefense will be Atos privileged partner to sell solutions and provide secure communication services based on Hoox. The distribution contract will cover Europe, the Middle East and Africa (the EMEA zone).
Bull, the technology brand of Atos, moves in as editor and supplier of the Hoox solution and its future developments. A solution for "Hoox App IOS and Android" app is already scheduled to be developed.
Michel Van Den Berghe, CEO at Orange Cyberdefense, says: " This agreement with a major industrial player such as Atos enables us to offer the market's widest range of secure communications services. The partnership enhances our high-security services for mobile personnel exchanging sensitive information".
Pierre Barnabé, COO Big Data & Security at Atos, says: " We are proud to associate our company with Orange Cyberdefense and reap the benefits of its powerful sales network as one of the leading telecommunications operators in the world.This partnership will enable us to enhance our development in the market of secured communications".
The ultra-secure Hoox system
Hoox is a secure smartphone designed by Bull and is the first professional native-security smartphone. The material layers, operating system and software were designed to provide a high level of security. Hoox encrypts voice and SMS data and all data stored or exchanged, and protects the applications. The terminal is protected against malware, with anti-intrusion systems operating in the communication ports.
Hoox is a mobility solution certified by the French IT Systems Security Agency ANSSI for the Restricted Distribution communication level.
It was awarded the France Cybersecurity Label in January 2015, and was appraised in a Gartner report, "Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility 2015”.
Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with sales of 39 billion euros in 2014 and 157,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2015, including 98,000 employees in France. Present in 28 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 263 million customers worldwide at 30 September 2015, including 200 million mobile customers and 18 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan “Essentials2020” which places customer experience at the heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks.Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).For more information on the internet and on your mobile: www.orange.com, www.orange-business.com, livetv.orange.com or to follow us on Twitter: @orange, @orangegrouppr, @orangebusiness.
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Bull is the Atos brand for its technology products and software, which are today distributed in over 50 countries worldwide. With a rich heritage of over 80 years of technological innovation, 2000 patents and a 700 strong R&D team supported by the Atos Scientific Community, it offers products and value-added software to assist clients in their digital transformation, specifically in the areas of Big Data and Cybersecurity. Bull is the European leader in HPC and its products include bullx, the energy-efficient supercomputer; bullion, one of the most powerful x86 servers in the world developed to meet the challenges of Big Data; Evidian, the software security solutions for identity and access management; Trustway, the hardware security module and Hoox, the ultra-secure smartphone. Bull is part of Atos. For more information: www.bull.com
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with revenue of €12 billion and 100,000 employees in 72 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, Financial Services, 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, Bull, Canopy, Unify, Worldline, Atos Consulting and Atos Worldgrid.
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