Samsung Galaxy S III is the new Merkelphone and costs from 1700 €




The Samsung Galaxy S III is the new Merkelphone. This unusual Beinmanen get smart phones that are supposed to be very safe and can be used by the government. The security SiMKo 3 based smartphone the Samsung Galaxy S III Telekom has successfully completed the examination by the Federal Office for Security in Information Technology.


Thus, the new generation of high-security smart phones officially gets the approval for the classification level RESTRICTED VS (Classified – For official use only). Members and employees of the Federal Government and federal ministries is particularly sensitive messages so that in future the first time a mobile device is available that supports the high-security L4 microkernel newly developed operating system in itself.

The core of the system is to contain only a few 10,000 lines of code, so that it remains transparent. Stephan Maihoff responsible for SiMKo at Telekom, said: “This major operating systems that evolve at a fast speed, are practically not testable. Rear doors can not be ruled out since. Against the hacking risk we put a transparent core that offers no hiding place for surprises and security from the inside. ”

With a swipe across the screen, the user switches between modes ‘secure’ and ‘open’ – about to switch from a confidential message to a train or flight information. Here the L4 core ensures that the open smartphone is not part of the security risk. It allows you to run on the 3 SiMKo two separate operating systems that behave like two completely independent units.

Data from the open the safe side and are strictly separated due to the high insulation effect of the micro-kernel. Applications can install both the open and safe area of ​​the users. The programs can be downloaded either from a specially protected app store Telekom or customer’s own servers, how to communicate on the part of Deutsche Telekom.

The new Simko’s are available now, and with a contract period of two years costs from 1700 euros. The Telekom is already working on a SiMKo family of tablets and laptops for the home office. Also coming soon a SiMKo 3 version comes on the market that supports the fast LTE wireless standard. Deutsche Telekom wants to be directed only to federal officials with the device, but also to companies.

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