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secunet: Saxony's Prime Minister Tillich visits IT-Security Experts in Dresden

Internationally highly demanded IT high-security solutions developed in Saxony [Dresden, June 20, 2011] The Dresden branch of secunet Security Networks AG celebrated an official visit this morning, when Saxony's Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich visited the site of the IT high-security solutions manufacturer.

The workers welcomed Prime Minister Tillich professionally and proudly as he walked through the site and curiously glanced into the offices. He received an on-site impression of the work at the IT high-security facility and had the opportunity to observe how high-tech encryption solutions are developed and produced in the heart of Dresden.

The CEO of secunet, Dr. Rainer Baumgart, led the Prime Minister through the facility and explained that, considering the current reports of hacker attacks on well-respected addresses, it is more important than ever to protect IT infrastructures from unauthorized access. "Only the rigorous application of encryption technology can protect against data loss. That's the only way to stop hackers," explains Baumgart. "Be it authorities or companies – it makes no difference who the hackers' potential victims are."

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Effective, comprehensive IT security can only be achieved through careful planning and professional implementation. Alongside intelligent technology, factors relating to infrastructure, legislation, organization, and personnel must be taken into account during concept design and rollout. secunet relies on holistic IT security that takes into account all these aspects and implements them in applications with long-term protection. Customers benefit from comprehensive consultation as well as from a technologically advanced service and product portfolio that fulfills even the highest security requirements.

secunet offers in-depth know-how in various security fields, ranging from the highest security levels in authorities and complete solutions for companies, to the protection of Internet access in vehicles. In addition to products developed and marketed in-house for different security levels, secunet also implements solutions from other security providers in order to achieve the best-possible protection tailored to suit the individual needs of the customer. Alongside design concept and installation, the service provider also assumes responsibility for daily operation. The company's facility in Dresden mainly develops the SINA product family – a system for the encryption of Internet-based communication.

The fields covered by secunet include securing authorities' communication by means of encryption, protecting applications in e-government, developing important security technology such as electronic passports and De-Mail, and securing critical infrastructures. secunet also uses the experience gathered in these highly sensitive areas to safeguard business-critical processes in companies. These include, for example, research and development projects, special manufacturing processes or confidential information for armaments manufacturers from the Federal Ministry of Defense.

secunet will continue to conceptualize, develop, and evaluate new components and products and implement data security projects in close cooperation with the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Additionally, secunet has long-term partnerships with the German Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and well-known automotive manufacturers and suppliers.