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What is SecurePIM?

SecurePIM is a container app for secure work on mobile devices. SecurePIM creates a secure mobile workspace on smartphones and tablets by storing all important information and data within an encrypted container. This prevents unauthorized access from outside. The app consists of several modules, including outlook functionalities (email, calendar, contacts, tasks, notes), as well as a module for storing and editing documents, a secure browser module for accessing intranet sites and a secure camera. All data is encryted at rest, as well as in transit. SecurePIM also provides email encryption (S/MIME standard). Because it is easy to use and install, SecurePIM is the easiest and safest way to work mobile.

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For whom has SecurePIM been made?
SecurePIM is a solution for government and businesses with a high data security need, who want to provide workers with the same productivity they are used to on mobile and desktop meanwhile being assured that corporate data is safe and under control. Thanks to strict separation of private and business data on the device, SecurePIM is suitable for different enterprise mobility models like “bring your own device” (BYOD) or “corporately owned, personally enabled” (COPE) models. The solution offers different security levels and integrates seamlessly into existing infrastructures. The system solution SecurePIM Government SDS for iOS devices caters to especially high security needs. Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has given its final approval of the solution and with this, classified data identified as “For official use only – VS-NfD” can be processed and transferred with SecurePIM Government SDS on Apple iPhones and iPads.
Which functions does SecurePIM offer?
SecurePIM offers the following functions: email, calendar, contacts, document storing and editing, access to fileshare, tasks, notes, encrypted browser, access to intranet and a secure camera.
Depending on your operating system, the SecurePIM version your are using, and your company-specific settings the set of functions available may vary.
Which product variants of SecurePIM are available?
The SecurePIM solution is available in many variations, developed for different infrastructures, devices, mobility strategies, and security levels. In this, the SecurePIM App is available for iOS and Android and is compatible with both IBM Domino and Microsoft Exchange. The solution can also be integrated with an MDM-solution (Mobile Device Management solution) or is configured and managed through the SecurePIM Management Portal. Thanks to our unique Container-only approach, SecurePIM is flexible to adapt to diverse mobility strategies. Scenarios range from corporate owned devices like COPE (Corporately Owned, Personally Enabled) to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) as well as mixed models, which combine several approaches.

Virtual Solution has developed solutions with specific security features for businesses with high security needs and for the government sector, SecurePIM Office and SecurePIM Government. The system solution SecurePIM Government SDS includes additional security features to fulfill the highest security standards, for example a smartcard integration, enabling two-factor-authentication, as well as an integration into specific networks. Since Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has granted its final approval, the solution now allows processing and transferring information that is classified as “For official use only – VS-NfD”. SecurePIM Government SDS is the only solution for iOS devices, approved by the BSI.

What is so innovative about SecurePIM?
SecurePIM uses the Container technology to protect sensitive information and data on mobile devices. It compiles multiple functionalities in just one application. With the intuitive app, complex encryption processes become one-click-operations. Additionally, SecurePIM Government SDS is the only BSI-certified solution to work mobile with classified data on iPhone and iPad in the government sector. SecurePIM is compatible with Microsoft Exchange as well as IBM Domino and runs on iOS and Android devices. SecurePIM is the core of every mobile strategy since it adapts to different infrastructures and conditions, while providing highest security.

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On which operating systems does SecurePIM run?

SecurePIM is available for iOS and Android. Mobile devices with OS versions from iOS 11 and Android 5.0 are supported.

What makes SecurePIM Government SDS particularly secure?
The solution certified by the BSI is a system solution with several components. In addition to the app a smartcard is integrated. Highly sensitive operations within the SecurePIM app are relocated to the “German smartcard” from the mobile device and are stored encrypted there. All data is securely synchronized with local network servers via a central access to Information Network Berlin-Bonn (IVBB) or other similar networks. The solution also uses an approved MDM-System for configuration and administration. The BSI has granted their approval for the SecurePIM Government SDS system solution for iOS-based mobile devices. It can thus as of now be used for the security level “For official use only – VS-NfD”. The BSI guarantees that sensitive information and data are indeed protected.
Can I use SecurePIM with a smartcard?
You can use SecurePIM Government or Enterprise for iOS with a smartcard. The following smartcard types are supported: TCOS 3.0 Signature Card Version 2.0. As well as different smartcard readers. e. g. Unicept AirID® or Precise™ Biometrics Tactivo™.
Can I encrypt emails on the Webmail client with SecurePIM?
SecurePIM Sync enables sending and receiving encrypted emails from desktop PCs and laptops. SecurePIM Sync transfers the needed keys and certificates from the mobile device to the desktop (the transfer is encrypted) and automatically configures the email client (Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird) with the needed settings.
What is the SecurePIM Management Portal?
The SecurePIM Management Portal is developed by Virtual Solution and can take over diverse tasks. For example, the SecurePIM Management Portal enables the IT administrator to initiate the rollout of the SecurePIM app. With the SecurePIM Management Portal administrators can easily define security policies, such as password strength or data-leakage prevention measures by denying copy-paste inside the SecurePIM app. Through the SecurePIM Management Portal administrators can also wipe and block the app. The SecurePIM Management Portal manages access to document management systems and for example the signing up for the Microsoft Active Directory, while either the clients themselves, Virtual Solution or one of our partners hosts the server. The SecurePIM Management Portal is also suitable for BYOD scenarios, in which private devices are being used for business.
What is the SecurePIM Gateway?
The SecurePIM Gateway is used within the client company. SecurePIM Gateway is an optional part of the SecurePIM Office solution. It ensures the connectivity of the SecurePIM app with the infrastructure of a company. With security based on TLS 1.2 with pre-populated public keys, the SecurePIM Gateway does not require VPN infrastructure nor VPN profiles for mobile devices, so it is very easy to install and deploy. The SecurePIM Gateway is the first point of contact for the SecurePIM app within the network of a company or organization. It serves to verify the certificate, which is stored in the container or smartcard of the mobile device.
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