What do you associate with "Made in Germany"? If positive catchwords such as inventiveness and engineering skills come to your mind, you are in good company: Goods and services with the seal "Made in Germany" stand for highest quality and enjoy great popularity.
This is also confirmed by a study conducted by the international data and analytics group YouGov and Cambridge University in 2019: People in 23 countries were asked whether they would think more or less positively about a product if it was made in one of 12 nations. Across the 23 countries, about half of all participants in the study had a positive impression of products from Germany, only 6 percent had a negative one. The study therefore concluded that "Made in Germany is the best thing you can see stamped on your product".
In addition, the Made-in-Country Index of the online portal Statista confirms that "Made in Germany" is considered the world's strongest quality label.
The results of the studies speak for themselves. But what exactly does "Made in Germany" mean for the IT security sector? This is precisely what the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, together with representatives of the German IT security industry have been thinking about and have created the quality seal "IT Security made in Germany" (ITSMIG). Nowadays TeleTrusT has taken over the activities in form of the ITSMIG working group.
eperi has been a member of the IT Security Association Germany (TeleTrusT) for many years and has been awarded with the seal "IT Security Made in Germany" which means that it fulfills the following criteria:
- Head office is located in Germany
- Guarantee of trustworthy security solutions
- Implementation of IT security research and development in Germany
- Obligation to have no hidden access for third parties (no backdoors)
- Assurance to comply with the German data protection law
As a supporting measure in these challenging times eperi has joined the TeleTrusT initiative and currently offers free IT security solutions. Starting from 100 users the eperi Gateway will be provided free of charge for three months. The patented security solution enables the secure protection of data in the cloud, such as Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, SAP SuccessFactors or on-prem systems. Learn more:
Especially with regard to regulations and laws, companies can benefit from a security solution Made in Germany. For example, since the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, all companies are obliged to take numerous data protection measures when they collect, store and process data on EU citizens. One of the many requirements states that there must be no hidden backdoors for access to unencrypted data when storing personal data. With a security solution from a German IT company - like eperi - this is guaranteed: The eperi Gateway pseudonymizes all personal data before it leaves your company. Only pseudonymized data is stored in the cloud, database application or even in your own applications. In case of a hacker attack you are on the safe side, because the data is not usable for unauthorized persons due to the pseudonymization. Thus you can protect your company from high fines and image damages.