QGroup, a partner of General Dynamics, has received a contract from the German Federal Armed Forces to help improve the security of its network infrastructure.

Under the terms of the deal, General Dynamics Mission Systems and QGroup will deploy and maintain QTrust Server security appliances for their secure IT networks.

General Dynamics Mission Systems Cyber Systems line of business vice-president and general manager Nadia Short said: "Our partnership with QGroup has seen many successes, most notably migrating PitBull to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

"Our team’s unique offering and insight will strengthen the Bundeswehr’s systems critical to their mission."

"Our team’s unique offering and insight will strengthen the Bundeswehr’s systems critical to their mission."

Based on General Dynamics Mission Systems’ PitBull Trusted Operating System, the QTrust Server provides access and integrity controls to protect information from internal and external threats.

The QTrust Server carries out logging and reporting functions, and features an alarm system designed to alert the force during cyber attacks.

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QGroup CEO Thomas Blumenthal said: "Our strong partnership with General Dynamics Mission Systems enables us to create highly secure products for the needs of our customers which provide a perfect balance of security and functionality in simple to administer products.

"Their knowledge and experience combined with our expertise enable us to support our long lasting customer Bundeswehr to reach a new level of security inside their infrastructure."