VIRTUAL SOLUTION AG STRENGTHENS ITS MANAGEMENT TEAM
Cybersecurity as a primary strategic focus
Munich, 19 December 2016 / Virtual Solution, leading manufacturer of encryption solutions for mobile terminal devices, adapts to the increasing demand for secure data communications in Germany by strengthening its management team: Security expert and internationally renowned manager Günter Junk became Virtual Solution’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 1 October. Günter Junk worked as a General Manager for Sophos and was responsible for the Network Security Group’s global technology strategy and turnover growth.
The company has employed its new CEO in response to the rapidly increasing demand for mobile communication security solutions, both in the private and the public sectors. With its SecurePIM product range, Virtual Solution develops security solutions for smartphones and tablet computers to enable the encrypted transmission and storage of company emails, documents and contacts. This Munich-based company is the only one in Germany to manufacture a security product solution, SecurePIM, which is approved by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for Apple iPhones and iPads, permitting the processing and transmission of classified information classed as “FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (VS – NfD)”.
By appointing Günter Junk as its CEO, Virtual Solution is on a winning course towards the development of improved solutions to make mobile data communications more secure. Following his graduation in communications engineering at the University of Cologne (Germany), Günter Junk occupied several operational and strategic management positions in international technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard and Cisco. He gained extensive experience of the international security industry in his role as executive for the network security specialist Astaro, where he defined and implemented a sustainable growth strategy, before moving on to becoming General Manager for the Sophos Security Group, where his tasks included portfolio strategy and sales in the EMEA regions.
“Virtual Solution is a dynamic and flexible company with an excellent product portfolio that is tailored to meet the security requirements of an increasingly digitalized world and mobile society. My aim is to make the digital workplace of the future secure and user-friendly for businesses as well as for public administrations. The implementation of the SecurePIM solution in Germany and its federal states is Virtual Solution’s next milestone,” says Günter Junk.
Main shareholder Nicolaus von Rintelen states: “We are glad to welcome Mr. Junk as an outstanding manager with valuable experience in both the development and leadership of technology companies. Virtual Solution’s expansion will certainly be pushed forward with his assistance.”