Strengthening the cyber security division through partnership with certgate
Nuremberg / Dorsten, 29 August 2018 – sector27 GmbH is expanding its cyber security portfolio with the highly secure, mobile smart card reader “AirID”. With the wireless reader in “credit card” format, companies can secure access to sensitive data, e-mails and applications via mobile devices. The AirID is a product of certgate GmbH and a combination of a wireless Bluetooth card reader for smart cards and a visual identity card cover for company ID cards. “We are pleased about our new partnership with certgate. With AirID, we offer our customers another solution for secure access to mobile devices and are expanding our mobile lifecycle management offering,” says sector27 Managing Director Harald Kiy.
sector27 uses Mobile Lifecycle Management to control the entire life cycle and management of mobile end devices in corporate use, thus ensuring comprehensive security of the mobile IT infrastructure.
Secure two-factor authentication for mobile devices
The wireless smart card reader ensures data transfer with additional 256-bit encryption via Bluetooth Low Energy and thus sets a high security standard for internal company data. With Smartcard-LogOn, users can use two-factor authentication to access Windows Surface, the cloud, Office365 or the corporate network via VPN – even on devices without a smart card slot. Applications such as SecurePIM, a container technology for sealing off company data, also support the AirID and thus guarantee maximum security. The AirID also protects workplaces with an automatic distance logout: If the AirID carrier moves too far away from its device, it is blocked. This reduces security vulnerabilities in companies that arise, for example, due to the carelessness of employees.
“Medium-sized companies and leading global digital corporations are once again relying on hardware-based security. The AirID makes the smart card wireless and offers sustainable, flexible security for stationary and mobile devices. With sector27 we have an experienced partner at our side who can best meet customer requirements for mobile security with AirID,” says Jan C. Wendenburg, CEO certgate.
Expansion through partnerships
sector27 has long pursued its business strategy of achieving growth through cooperation. The IT service provider recently announced its Platinum partnership with the Munich-based security specialist Virtual Solution AG for the secure business app SecurePIM. Kiy: “Despite the continuing shortage of IT specialists, we are thus in a position to continuously expand our product portfolio and provide reliable and flexible support to medium-sized companies and authorities.
certgate is one of the leading IT security providers for secure mobile communication technologies and a long-standing member of the “IT Security Made in Germany” alliance.
Leading international companies and authorities such as the German Federal Employment Agency and state security authorities abroad secure their mobile communication via certgate’s patented technologies and products. certgate solutions are also distributed worldwide through partners and provide real protection against hackers, mobile data leakage and unauthorised access – even by government agencies. Already today certgate protects the mobile communication and data of thousands of users worldwide on a daily basis.