20 years – that‘s how long digital radio has been in use, and to this day it enables the police to communicate more easily, even across national borders.
Now that messenger technologies have proven successful in the first federal states, the time is right to talk about a nationwide solution: Before a possible shadow IT in the form of commercial messengers for private use becomes firmly anchored in everyday life, a possibility can now be discussed and created from the official side that meets all requirements and covers the need for contemporary communication.
To counteract commercial solutions, a nationwide messenger technology, which is made available to all official agencies, can provide a remedy. This will create new opportunities for the exchange of information between authorities and organizations with security tasks, for internal communication and teamwork, even at separate locations and in the field. The highest priority is given to security and efficiency.
The technology of the high secure messenger stashcat proves to be the best basis for a nationwide solution. With more than 130,000 users, stashcat is the most widely used messenger solution for official use among employees in the BOS segment throughout Germany. In this context, stashcat proves to be particularly useful.
In addition to the highly secure technology with interfaces for connecting other services via common protocol standards, stashcat offers apps and applications for end devices with all common systems (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, as well as a web client) with a variety of functions for efficient police operations and for conventional service communication.
stashcat provides true end-to-end encryption for all messages, files, voice and video calls. Thus, even compromised persons with access to the servers used will not gain access to the content. Message content can thus only be viewed by the senders and the addressed recipient/circle. A look at this detail is important: Other messenger services do not offer this maximum level of security.
stashcat – the secure and GDPR-compliant messenger – has already been in use by the police in Lower Saxony since the beginning of 2018! Guaranteed data sovereignty, the possibility to send personal descriptions via photo, the immediate communication in large operations via channel or the simple, very precise sending of locations are just some of the advantages that are used by the police of Lower Saxony with great enthusiasm.
Use your own datacentre with existing or new infrastructure
Use a cloud service in your individual secure cloud
Use as cloud service via secure servers from stashcat
The federal messenger should enable and facilitate cross-organizational and cross-national work. stashcat offers a wide range of options for mapping complex infrastructures while still keeping them manageable and easy to use for administrators and users.
Several organizations can be managed individually as clients on one server. The connection of these organizations, but also the connection of organizations on different servers is possible both permanently and on short notice and as needed.
stashcat is developed under strict consideration of the “principle of data economy”” – common approaches are “Privacy by Design” or “Privacy by Default”. Users are only required to enter the data necessary for communication. stashcat does not aks for access to the contact book of the device used at any time, but only accesses the internal contact books of the organization.
stashcat is developed with the highest standards of security and data protection. Our mentioned end-to-end encryption according to the “Advanced Encryption Standard” in the variant AES-256 is compliant to the BSI standard “BSI-TR-02102”.
stashcat GmbH offers further protection by operating the server in a German data center with an ISO-certified access concept. Among other things, the server rooms of stashcat GmbH are equipped with a multi-level physical access control. A CCTV system monitors and logs every access 24/7 and the data is forwarded to a NOC, which reacts immediately to any anomalies if necessary. In addition, there are systems for emergency power, climate control and regular checks for preventable fire loads.
The technology for a federal messenger based on stashcat creates fast and secure exchange of practical information:
The stashcat technology enables the countries to independently adapt the authorizations and requirements to their own guidelines and independently enables cross-organizational and cross-national exchange. The system architecture enables different operating models and thus also z. e.g. country-specific adaptations.