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Swedish security portfolio

Yesterday’s terrible terror attacks in Brussels were a reminder of the uneasy times we are living in. Politicians and companies will have to act in order to protect their citizens, employees and infrastructure.

We have identified 4 listed Swedish companies that should see an increased interest for their products/services:

1.) Global Warning Systems (GWS): 

GWS Production provides a mobile-based personal security service for companies and individuals who wish to protect their employees and/or themselves when travelling abroad – Global Warning System.
Founded in 2009, triggered by founder Professor of Medicine Lars Lidgren’s first-hand experience of the SARS epidemic 2003, the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the Mumbai terror attacks 2008, occasions at which lives could have been saved by targeted early warnings and reliable disaster information.
With the vision to save lives by making information available to all, Professor Lidgren founded GWS 2009. The services were first offered to corporate customers only, then late 2014 to consumers without an enterprise subscription starting in Sweden.
The company is led by CEO Andreas Rodman, an experienced innovator and entrepreneur, who among other things previously have founded, developed and successfully sold the tech company Bokks AB.
The company headquarter is located in Sweden’s innovation hub IDEON in the city of Lund.
GWS Safeture services has revolutionized personal security abroad with frontline positioning capabilities integrated with 24/7 real-time warning information service. GWS use smartphones as platforms for the services and has solved intricate complexities in crossborder use and cross-network positioning.

2.) Micro Systemation Ab (MSAB):

MSAB is the global leader in forensic technology for mobile device examination, with offices in Europe and in the USA, as well as a network of distributors across the globe. The company has been involved with mobile communications since 1984 and now has a singular focus on the forensic recovery of data from mobile devices.

MSAB’s XRY software has been used by investigators to quickly and effectively retrieve information, such as pictures, SMS, call history, contact lists and application data since 2003. XRY is used by Police, Law Enforcement, Military, Government Intelligence Agencies and Forensic Laboratories in over 100 countries worldwide to investigate crime, gather intelligence, investigate fraud and fight corruption. In the UK alone MSAB supplies 97% of UK Police Forces with XRY for mobile device examination.

MSAB’s sole focus is a quality forensic solution that creates secure and trusted results for end users. The core business today produces a world class product called XRY which has the capability to recover deleted data from mobile devices; smart-phones, mobile phones, 3G modems, GPS and Tablet devices. Building on that foundation MSAB has released XAMN to provide smartphone analytics to our customer base.

The company is based in Stockholm and has been listed on the Swedish Stock Exchange since 1999. MSAB has been recognized for the past 3 years running by The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA program as a technology company that has achieved the fastest rates of annual revenue growth in EMEA during the past five years.

3.) Clavister

Clavister is a Swedish company that develops, manufactures and sells network security solutions for telecom operators and medium-sized companies. The company’s solutions are based on proprietary, innovative software with very powerful performance and high quality, of which the recent cooperation agreements with industry bellwethers like Canon and Nokia are proof.

Security in general and network security in particular are areas that are constantly in focus. The balance between personal integrity and security and the balance between efficiency, flexibility and security are just some examples of the aspects that make the area a complex one. We live in a world where the continuous appearance of new technological advances and new ways of communicating requires increasingly advanced powerful network security solutions, without sacrificing efficiency, security or personal integrity. The demand for advanced network security solutions within the telecom area will increase dramatically in conjunction with the increasing implementation of the fourth generation mobile telephony network (4G/LTE). Traffic volumes are also increasing dramatically in conjunction with the increasing use of smart devices.

Clavister has a strong position within network security. The development of solutions for security within telecoms is an area that is showing strong potential, and it is within this area that the company has a unique position, with the right technology, strong business alliances and a clear vision. The area of network security for medium-sized companies is also an area in which the Company is extremely well equipped, with a large existing customer base, a well-designed product portfolio and a strong business model that generates business in both the short and long term. Synergy effects within both these areas also represent an attractive effect that further enhances the company’s potential, and the company’s financial status is good.

Founded in 1997, Clavister’s organisation currently consists of 105 employees, of which 40 work with research and development, 38 with sales and marketing, 15 with administration and 12 with customer support.

4.) Securitas

Probably the most obvious choice in terms of security related shares, which is why we simply have to mention it in such a context. Securitas is a global knowledge leader in security. From a broad range of services of specialized guarding, technology solutions and consulting and investigations, the company customizes offerings that are suited to the individual customer’s needs, in order to deliver the most effective security solutions. Everywhere from small stores to airports, 320,000 employees are making a difference.

Stay safe!

Nordic Investor

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