“SECURITY MADE IN GERMANY” – VIRTUAL SOLUTION ALLOWS PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS TO WORK WITH APPLE IPHONES AND IPADS
The Procurement Office of the Federal Ministry of the Interior signs a framework agreement with SecurePIM Government for the Federal Administration
Munich, 9 January 2016: Virtual Solution AG has struck a framework agreement with the Procurement Office of the Federal Ministry of the Interior for the supply and installation of its mobile security solution “SecurePIM Government” for a planned duration of three to seven years.
From now on, public authorities and offices of the Federal Government can install the “SecurePIM” security solution – developed by German security specialist Virtual Solution – fast and conveniently via the Procurement Office. The framework agreement allows the employees of public authorities to finally use their iOS terminal devices for work, because they will be protected against security risks such as data theft and data manipulation. “SecurePIM Government” users can use their iPhones and iPads while on the go to consult documents up to the “FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY – VS-NfD” classified information level, as well as protect their communications.
SecurePIM Government for iPhones and iPads
Virtual Solution has developed an iOS system solution for Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), allowing staff in public administrations to use iPhones and iPads for their day-to-day work. The data is synchronized with the in-house network servers via a centralized access to the IVBB (Berlin-Bonn Information Group). “SecurePIM Government” offers all important business functions, including secure synchronization with email servers, secure downloads of documents and secure access to the authorities’ intranet.
“The use of iPhones and iPads is becoming increasingly popular, including in official settings. Thanks to this framework agreement, the IT departments of the Federal administrative authorities can finally guarantee the secure use of such devices,” says Günter Junk, CEO of Virtual Solution AG. “We are really glad that we were able to convince the Federal Government’s Procurement Office of the advantages of SecurePIM.”
German top security technology with intuitive iOS user-friendliness
“SecurePIM Government” was developed exclusively by Virtual Solution AG and it bears the “Made in Germany” quality label. The aim of the company is to create a security solution that meets top security requirements while being very user friendly.
“We are convinced that usability is decisive for product acceptance,” says Günter Junk, CEO of Virtual Solution AG. “No employee would accept to work with an awkward security solution in his/her work process. This would put the authority at risk because staff would circumvent the regulations. The solution is a secure container in the form of an app. All the company’s data on the mobile terminal device is located in a secure environment and is shielded from unauthorized third-party access.”