Secure Mobile Work for Government and EnterpriseAbout Virtual Solution
Secure Mobile Work for Government and EnterpriseAbout Virtual Solution
Virtual Solution, a Materna Group company, is a software vendor specialized in mobile applications, headquartered in Munich and with a development location in Berlin. We develop and market the apps SecurePIM, SecureCOM and the security framework SERA for iOS and Android.
SecurePIM makes encrypted and usable mobile work possible. For government we enable communication on smartphones and tablets with information classified as “FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY – VS-NfD” and NATO RESTRICTED. For enterprise SecurePIM fulfills the provisions set forth in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for mobile devices and therefore prevents GDPR violations and loss of company data.
Virtual Solution was founded in 1996 and has around 90 employees. All products by Virtual Solution bear the trust seal “IT Security made in Germany” issued by Germany’s IT Security Association (TeleTrust-IT-Bundesverbandes IT-Sicherheit).
Solutions for secure mobile communication on iOS and Android
100 Government customers
Available at KdB (Kaufhaus des Bundes):
SecurePIM is available for federal and regional governments
Over 90 employees;
over 60 in development divisions
in Berlin, Munich & Cham (CH)
Sascha Wellershoff, CEO
Sascha Wellershoff is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Virtual Solution. He is responsible for organizational development efforts and continues to secure Virtual Solution’s position as a technology leader through market expansion.
Mr. Wellershoff has extensive experience serving in various leadership roles at globally operating businesses. Previously, he was Group CFO at Retarus, an information logistics company, and steered its growth in North America. Before that, Mr. Wellershoff held several leadership positions at the Allianz Group. He was then Commercial Director of Finance for Telefonica Germany’s wholesale business, where he coordinated several acquisitions and carve-out projects.
Dr. Hermann Granzer, CTO
Managing the development of Virtual Solution’s products and the IT is in the hands of Hermann Granzer, Chief Technology Officer at Virtual Solution. In his previous positions he was responsible for product development and other projects at IT service providers and consultancies. He has more than 20 years of practical experience in diverse industries (automotive, healthcare, telecommunications, multimedia, supply chain), as well as with different technologies (mobile, JavaEE, .NET, etc.).
Dr. Ralph-Peter Rembor, VP Sales
Ralph-Peter leads the Sales department at Virtual Solution with its Sales, Presales and Customer Excellence divisions focusing on market success, customer retention and further growth. Prior to joining Virtual Solution he held various positions at SAP for almost 20 years. After joining the public services development and other international professional stations, he was acting as authorized representative for the business areas public services and the cloud market. Afterwards Ralph worked as Managing Director, sales executive and shareholder at medium-sized IT businesses, controlling company transactions and post-merger activities. Additionally, he has founded a start-up in app-development and has worked as an advisor for public organizations.
Daniel Popa, Head of Product Management
Daniel Popa leads the product management department at Virtual Solution with its teams Product Owners, Go-to-Market, UI/UX-Design and Requirements Engineering. With more than 15 years of experience in Product management, Daniel focusses on growth initiatives as well as commercial and portfolio strategies. Daniel’s most recent position was Director of Products and Innovation at Nagarro ES. Before, he held product management positions at Avira, maihiro, tyntec and Vodafone with strong focus on mobile apps, telecommunications, CRM and e-commerce.
Dr. Dorothea Gowin, Head of Human Resources
The Human Resources Department is headed by Dorothea Gowin. A positive company development is actively pursued by HR at Virtual Solution and thus contributes to further growth and economical success. Apart from strategic priorities in personnel and organization development as well as recruiting and personnel marketing, Virtual Solution HR emphasizes innovation, digitalisation and operative excellence in personnel support.
Dorothea has more than 25 years of expertise in all HR functions and has held several Senior HR management and leadership positions in thriving international enterprises and medium-sized businesses with IT focus. As Dorothea has raised her three children alongside her professional career, she lays importance on Virtual Solution being a modern IT company ensuring the reconcilability of family and occupation.
Kai Henrik Tilger, Head of Finance
Kai Henrik Tilger is responsible for the commercial area with the functions of controlling, accounting and back office. Together with his teams, his focus is on sustainable growth and the achievement of the economic goals of Virtual Solution. He has many years of experience in various controlling positions in successful international companies and contributes his expertise in daily operations, as well as in strategic financial planning and the constant further development of commercial processes.
Emily Sidka, Head of Marketing
Emily Sidka’s key responsibilities include increasing awareness of the SecurePIM mobile solution in Germany as well as on international markets and generating new business for Virtual Solution’s sales force as well as partners.
Emily’s 12 years of marketing experience are based on consulting and marketing solutions that help companies to realize new-work concepts. After working for the job portal Monster and a large personnel marketing agency, Emily most recently headed the B2B & B2C marketing of Jochen Schweizer, a subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1.
Approval by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for “VS-NfD”
Virtual Solution’s SecurePIM Government SDS (Secure Data Synchronization Service) has been approved by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). This approval enables classified data identified as “FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY – VS-NfD” to be processed and transferred with SecurePIM Government SDS. SecurePIM is the only BSI-approved solution for Apple® iOS mobile devices.
Approval by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for “NATO RESTRICTED”
SecurePIM Government SDS by Virtual Solution has been approved by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for classified data identified as “NATO RESTRICTED” for iOS devices. SecurePIM Government SDS is the only BSI-approved solution for Apple® iOS mobile devices, that is both approved for “VS-NfD” as well as “NATO RESTRICTED”.
Security “Made in Germany”
Locally developed, globally active – all security-related Virtual Solution components and respective backend systems are developed exclusively in Germany and proudly bear the trust seal “IT Security made in Germany” issued by Germany’s IT Security Association (TeleTrust-IT-Bundesverbandes IT-Sicherheit). Servers are located in German data centers and adhere to rigorous German privacy policies.
Virtual Solution is part of the AppConfig Community and the application SecurePIM complies with AppConfig Standards. The AppConfig Community is a collection of industry leading EMM solution providers and app developers, whose mission is to streamline adoption and deployment of mobile enterprise applications by providing a standard approach to app configuration and management, making it simpler for developers to implement a consistent set of controls so that enterprise IT administrators can easily configure and manage apps according to their business policies and requirements.
Cloud Services Made in Germany is an initiative for more legal security and transparency in Cloud Computing. All members have to be headquartered in Germany and offer support in German language. Contracts have to be drafted according to German law and the place of jurisdiction for all legal matters has to be Germany. Virtual Solution not only fulfills these criteria but aims to exceed them. All security-related components and respective backend systems are developed exclusively in Germany. Servers are located in German data centers and adhere to rigorous German privacy policies.
In 2019 we decided, instead of sending out Christmas presents to our partners and suppliers, to donate to the initiative for children with cancer in Munich (Initivative Krebskranke Kinder München e.V.). The initiative supports children with cancer and their relatives. Find more information here.
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