Hamburg, 15 April 2014 – gateprotect AG Germany, Germany's leading independent IT security specialist, has been admitted as a participant in the Alliance for Cyber-Security. The Alliance for Cyber-Security has been founded in 2012 upon the initiative of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and in cooperation with the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM).
As an association of all the important players in the area of cyber-security in Germany, the Alliance pursues the goal of increasing IT security in Germany and strengthening the ability of Germany as an industrial location to defend against cyber-attacks. For this purpose, the Alliance for Cyber-Security is building up an extensive knowledge database and promotes the exchange of information and experience.
gateprotect AG is assisting the Alliance for Cyber-Security by providing background information and approaches to solutions for the creation and maintenance of an image of the current situation with respect to cyber-attacks in Germany. Thanks to the cooperation, the response to attacks is speeded up and the effects of attacks may be mitigated.
"We are contributing our know-how for the development of innovative, high-tech security solutions in order to indicate effective counter-measures and technical solutions for the defense against future attacks in cooperation with the authorities", says Felix Blank, product manager at gateprotect AG Germany. "IT security 'made in Germany' has got an excellent reputation already today. We are getting involved also at a national level in order to remain a pioneer in the development of reliable security solutions"
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gateprotect AG Germany has been a leading, globally acting provider of IT security solutions in the area of network security for more than ten years. These solutions comprise next generation firewalls with all commonly used UTM functionalities for small companies and the mid-tier, managed security systems for enterprise companies as well as VPN client systems for the interconnection of subsidiaries and home offices. Since 2013, gateprotect has also been offering "Complete Security" - effective protection for networks and endpoints from one source.
To quickly assure all-round network protection and the security of mobile devices and endpoints even against targeted cyber-attacks from different sources, gateprotect has developed the eGUI® interface concept. The patented eGUI® technology (ergonomic Graphic User Interface) is extremely easy to operate and increases the factual security in companies by reducing operator errors.
The gateprotect solutions comply with highest international standards – for example, the firewall packet filtering core of the new development has been certified in accordance with "Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL 4+)" at the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in March 2013. For the easy operability and comprehensive security of the UTM firewall solutions, gateprotect has been the first German company to be honored with the Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award. Since 2010, gateprotect has furthermore been listed in the renowned "Gartner Magic Quadrant" for UTM firewall appliances.