TÜV SÜD and its partner, Uniscon, offer a vendor-independent platform to enable secure saving and processing of sensitive data. Already in compliance with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Sealed Cloud is thus also suitable for professionals who are handling sensitive data. At it-sa, the IT security expo and congress, the international service provider and its business partner will inform visitors about their new service.
“Companies will only continue to drive digitisation if they can trust that their data are secure”, says Dr Dirk Schlesinger, chief digital officer (CDO), TÜV SÜD. “Digital value chains bring customers greater efficiency, flexibility and quality, as well as shortening time to market for products and services.”
Key requirements in this context include not only data security and data protection, but also customers’ autonomy in handling their data. This applies to both the Internet of Things (IoT) and ‘big data’ applications. As one of the core elements of its digital strategy, TÜV SÜD is currently reviewing and expanding its services to ensure they are fit for the future and continue to meet changing customer requirements. Areas undergoing this revision include conventional services such as the periodic technical inspection of vehicles, building facility management and plant design and maintenance. A vendor-independent platform for saving and processing sensitive data is an integral element of these advanced services.
Sealed Cloud computing ‘made in Germany’
“Many companies are still avoiding cloud services, as providers of cloud-based services can theoretically access their customers’ data,” says Martin Kinne, CEO of Uniscon. “Our products use technology that excludes access by the provider, and offer revision-proof data rooms.”
In addition to highly secure data sharing services, our products include an app for information management, in compliance with data-protection regulations and big-data analyses that fulfil legal requirements. Safety-critical applications, such as those required for machine-to-machine communication, are also possible. Sealed Cloud is internationally patented and meets the strict legal requirements in Germany and in the EU. Even professionals who handle sensitive data, such as notaries public, lawyers or doctors, are permitted to use the associated online services without violating criminal law.