Since judges are not bound by working hours and locations - keyword: judicial independence - secure access to the authority network must be guaranteed at all times, even when on the road, and computers must be fully protected when switched off. In addition, new IT solutions must take into account the changing work and life styles of judicial employees - increased mobility, home office - and at the same time increase productivity.
Many major courts, including the German Federal Fiscal Court, use Secure Inter-Network Architecture (SINA) to enable protected digital work. As a crypto-client with two-factor authentication and hard disk encryption, the SINA Workstation ensures the necessary high level of security for both stationary and mobile use. At the same time, it offers a high level of convenience, because users move around in their familiar working environment, which is implemented as a virtualized guest system. Here, SINA is used by both judges and non-judicial staff - for example, administrative employees or research assistants. In some cases, it has been possible to reduce the number of physical workstation PCs, as one SINA workstation can replace several differently classified workstations.