Customer-orientated corporate culture
secunet has a customer-orientated organisation structure: the Public Sector business area is aimed at clients in public administration, specifically at the federal and state level, plus the defence and international organisation sectors; the Business Sector offers flexible IT security solutions that are aligned with the requirements of companies in the private sector.
Processes and IT infrastructures in public agencies place specific requirements on information security. The range of areas of use, from securing digital communication and protecting e-government applications (e.g. against cyber attacks and espionage) to secure official documentation such as electronic passports and the new personal ID card, require high quality customised IT security solutions. Another challenge is the necessary level of security, which is always very individual in character and, depending on the purpose, can vary from information ranked as non-classified to TOP SECRET.
secunet’s Public Sector offers guidance and advice to national and international public sector and defence customers, drawing on state-of-the-art products and services that can be combined as required, along with customised security solutions. These are attuned to the demands of modern administration, enabling the fulfilment of official tasks and corresponding with the high security requirements on the security of classified information.
The special strength of the Public Sector lies in its years of experience in dealing with security requirements in public administration and in the range of products and services focused on these. IT security solutions are designed, developed and implemented with specific attention paid to the special infrastructure, legal, organisational and personnel factors. This comprehensive approach has already been put to use in areas such as network infrastructure, authentication, client and platform security, secure internet use, De-Mail, e-government, accompanying sensitisation measures, portal security (e.g. ELSTER), public key infrastructures and cryptography plus in the implementation of IT security solutions in the area of critical infrastructures.
The SINA product family, which was developed in cooperation with the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), is a particular focus for the secunet Public Sector team. SINA enables secure processing, storage, transmission and verification of classified and other sensitive data. Separate components are approved for the security of information at all levels of national security classification and also have NATO and EU approval.
In order to meet market requirements, the Public Sector team has joined with renowned research institutions to work on demanding research areas (including IP security and separation technology). This also includes the (re-)development of national and international standards and corresponding technical specifications. This enables innovative applications and solutions that correspond to the incoming standards to be developed in good time. Examples of applications that have been successfully implemented in the past are the EasyPASS automated border control system and the introduction of biometrics-supported visas in Germany.