German Federal Government Authorities extend mobile security with certgate
- Secure mobile authentication & encryption through secure, wireless smart card reader AirID
- Maximum secure communication also for VS-NfD environments
- AirID Government Edition now available
Nuremberg, 17 September 2018, certgate GmbH, one of the leading providers of secure mobile communications solutions, has signed a master agreement with Europe’s leading IT service provider to supply the German federal authorities. The products of the master agreement are part of an already existing master agreement with the federal authorities to improve mobile security as part of the federal government’s digitization strategy. Several hundred AirID readers have already been delivered to the authorities.
Due to the close cooperation of the IT service provider with the German federal authorities, it is particularly easy for state institutions to add the mobile, wireless smart card reader to their existing infrastructure.
“This master agreement simplifies order and delivery for the federal authorities and thus increases security in mobile communication in an easy manner. There are already many AirIDs in productive use use at German authorities today and more are being added every day”. According to Jan C. Wendenburg, CEO of certgate.
Mobile devices alone only have insufficient protection. Without additional hardware, the stored data can be copied quickly by professional hackers. Smart cards are a worldwide recognized and certified protection and the AirID makes smart cards wireless and mobile.
Wired smart card readers are unsuitable for mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. Much simpler, more user-friendly solutions are required. The wireless AirID reader is simple and can simply remain in the pocket during use and still protect several devices, communication and data securely at the same time.
The AirID can usually be used easily and securely without having to adapt the existing smart card infrastructure. Currently, the proven AirID is used within government together with the secure email solution SecurePIM on mobile smartphones and tablets by various federal and state authorities. The AirID is also approved for classified information (VS-NfD) by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).
Today, the AirID is used throughout numerous organizations and enterprises. It supports Windows, Apple iOS and Android platforms; Linux & macOS will follow soon. Many well-known applications, Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader and other standard applications can easily and flexibly protect the security of mobile data and communication with AirID.
Further information on AirID and mobile security can be found at: https://certgate.com/en/products/airid.
certgate is one of the leading IT security providers for secure, mobile communication technologies and a long-standing member of the alliance “IT Security Made in Germany”.
Internationally leading companies and authorities, such as the Federal Employment Agency and government security agencies abroad, secure their mobile communications with certgates patented technology and products. certgates solutions are distributed worldwide through partners and provide real protection against hackers, mobile data leakage and unauthorized access – even by government agencies. Already today certgate provides lasting protection for thousands of users worldwide for their mobile communication and data every day.
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