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Business security: The defense arsenal is growing

CeBIT delivers an unprecedented number of security solutions – from tap-proof smartphones to the Cyber Defence Center.

09 Mar. 2016
Business Security

The digitalization of business processes contains innumerable opportunities, but it also requires that IT infrastructure be protected effectively: Every third SME has become the victim of data spies and cyber criminals. CeBIT is showcasing an impressive range of new IT security solutions - from the top-notch Cyber Defence Center to cloud solutions for electronic identities. Hall 6 is "security central" with the Business Security Forum and the CeBIT Security Plaza.

The Cyber Defence Center from Airbus Defence and Space will be a major attraction in Hall 6. Real life scenarios will demonstrate typical hacker approaches, and experts from leading European defense and space groups will show how to recognize, analyze and defend against cyber attacks. While the Security Operation Center allows attacks to be monitored, the Cyber Defence Center can also carry out detailed analyses using the latest technology and tools. This makes it possible in many cases to recognize and hinder Internet attacks while they are being carried out and before any damages occur.

Kaspersky Lab is appearing in Hannover with the slogan "See more clearly thanks to Security Intelligence". The focus is on cyber security solutions and security intelligence services for companies of all sizes as well as critical infrastructure. In addition, a brand new product from Kaspersky Lab that offers special protection against highly developed cyber attacks will premiere at CeBIT.

Sophos is focusing on "synchronized security". This deals in particular with endpoint and network security solutions with the new, so-called "heartbeat" function: Sophos Security Heartbeat transmits information between end points and the firewall in realtime to spot individual devices in the company network that are behaving suspiciously or malicious external attacks.

Just in time for CeBIT G DATA is showcasing its new business security generation that provides even more security in companies with new features and additional modules such as network monitoring. Using just a single solution, IT managers can secure all clients, servers and mobile devices in companies. A further G DATA innovation is Managed Endpoint Security powered by Microsoft Azure. This cloud solution with a data processing center in Germany ensures that sensitive corporate data is protected in the best way possible against external access.

Secusmart has announced the end of cell phone espionage: With an app that is available for Android, BlackBerry 10 and iOS, the SecuSUITE for Enterprise software prevents electronic eavesdropping worldwide. Even the German chancellor trusts the company's mobile telephone solutions, which are available for visitors to try out in Hall 6.

While surfing, malware frequently parks itself unnoticed in company networks. Secunet safe surfer from Secunet eliminates this danger: The web browser does not run on the employee's computer but on an external server. This ensures that malware cannot access computers or networks. In addition, an integrated data channel allows files to be securely transferred from downloads onto the internal network.

Every entrepreneur wants to prevent sensitive data from being stolen. The Enterprise Security Suite from itWatch comprehensively protects all data against theft: The solution unites cyber defense for PCs and in the cloud, end device security, mobile security, and protection against malware. The software also hinders data theft via printers and other peripheral devices.

DIGITTRADE is bringing a highly secure, fast, robust USB 3.0 2.5 inch hard drive with exchangeable silicon protection to Hannover. In addition, CeBIT will see the launch of the premium "Chiffry" version. This smartphone app for tap-proof telephone conversations and sharing images and videos is available for Android, BlackBerry 10 and iOS.

AdNovum from this year's CeBIT Partner Country Switzerland is now offering NEVIS, its identity and access management solution. Originally designed for use in e-banking, NEVIS protects banking, insurance, and government agency portals. Thanks to its modular set-up, the software can be seamlessly integrated into existing IT infrastructures.

At Wick Hill, trade show visitors can gain an overview of the latest security solutions by various manufacturers and talk to product teams from partners such as Aruba and Symantec. Several manufacturers are also presenting DTS systems, including HP, Palo Alto Networks and SafeNet.

And if that weren't enough, IT security is also playing a major role outside of Hall 6. Among others, Datev, Deutsche Telekom, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Salesforce, SAP and Vodafone come to CeBIT to present new security solutions. And in Hall 7 the Bundesdruckerei is presenting a cloud solution that creates certificates for electronic identities in an accredited trust center along with electronic signatures.

Added to this are exciting keynotes from the security scene at CeBIT Global Conferences – such as Lookout co-founder and CTO Kevin Mahaffey, who began programming when he was eight and today is one of the most influential security experts. Other speakers addressing IT security include Phil Zimmermann, the inventor Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) the most frequently employed encryption software in the world, Christian Fredrikson, the head of the Finish security solution provider F-Secure, and Peter Schaar, the German federal data protection commissioner of many years, who is now Chairman of the European Academy for Freedom of Information and Data Protection.

Another highlight is the premiere of the European Cyber Security Conference at the NordLB Forum: This event on the first day of CeBIT addresses important security questions from an economic point of view.