was a manufacturer of
voice, fax and data encryption systems,
based in Dällikon (Switzerland). The company was established 1 in 1987 by
Dr. Pierre Schmid, a former employee of
(later: Gretacoder, GDS and SafeNet).
The company was initially based in Regensdorf, the hometown of Gretag,
and had acquired the sales rights of Gretag cryptographic equipment for the
international governmental market, along with the ownership of some Gretag patents.
According to their own account, Omnisec was not bound by export restrictions
— it was based in neutral Switzerland — and was able to supply its products
to any government and army in the world .
On 25 November 2020 however, the Swiss SRF television
program Rundschau revealed that for many years, Omnisec had been under full
control of the American intelligence services CIA and NSA, and had sold
weakened equipment 2 to its customers, even in Switzerland .
The latter was
discovered by the Swiss commission that investigated the role of the
Swiss Government in relation to competitor Crypto AG,
which had been owned jointly by the BND and the CIA .
➤ More about Omnisec
Pierre Schmid was the first director of OmniSec. The first owner of the
company was Urs Ingold.
Weakening of a cipher system is also known as a
Currently, this page is just of placeholder for the encryption products of
Omnisec. At present Crypto Museum has no Omnisec products in its collection.
If you have any information about the company, or if you have
any items to expand our collection, please contact us.
Below is a non-exchaustive overview of known OmniSec products.
Please note that the 3-digit model number was commonly prefixed
by the word 'Omnisec' (e.g. Omnisec 520) or by the letters 'OC'
206Secure Handheld Radio
207Secure Mobile Radio
214Telephone handset encryptor
215Telephone handset encryptor
230Secure Mobile Phone
320 EE-Mail Encryption Application
320 FFile Encryption Application
410IP Encryptor 'Corporate' (VPN)
411IP Encryptor 'Office' (VPN)
421IP Encryptor (VPN)
422IP Encryptor (VPN)
423IP Encryptor (VPN)
512Secure Field Message Terminal
650High-Speed Link Encryptor
710Key Management Center (KMC)
711Key Management Center (KMC)
730Network Management Center
731Network Management Center
736Network Management Center
910Secure Message Field Terminal
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