Secure Mobile Work for Government and Enterprise
About Materna Virtual Solution
Secure Mobile Work for Government and EnterpriseAbout Materna Virtual Solution
Materna 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. Authorities are able to communicate using smartphones and tablets, while maintaining the levels of confidentiality required for information which is classified as “FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY – VS-NfD” and communicate at the security level NATO RESTRICTED.
For enterprises 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.
Materna Virtual Solution was founded in 1996 and has around 100 employees. All products by Materna 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
Around 100 employees;
over 60 in development divisions
in Berlin & Munich
Dr. Christian Schumer, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Christian Schumer is Senior Vice President Corporate Development and member of the Executive Management Board at Materna. He is responsible for the further development of the corporate strategy and the design of the group portfolio. Since July 2022, he is also responsible for the corporate development of Materna Virtual Solution as Chief Executive Officer (Interim).
Dr. Hermann Granzer, Chief Technology Officer
Managing the development of Materna Virtual Solution’s products and the IT is in the hands of Hermann Granzer, Chief Technology Officer at Materna 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, Vice President Sales
Ralph-Peter leads the Sales department at Materna Virtual Solution with its Sales, Presales and Customer Excellence divisions focusing on market success, customer retention and further growth. Prior to joining Materna 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.
Dr. Dorothea Gowin, Vice President People
The People Department is headed by Dorothea Gowin. A positive company development is actively pursued by HR at Materna 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, Materna 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 Materna Virtual Solution being a modern IT company ensuring the reconcilability of family and occupation.
Kai Henrik Tilger, Vice President 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 Materna 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 Materna 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”
Materna 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 Materna 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 Materna 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.
Materna 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. Materna 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.