TeleTrusT initiative: quality seal “IT Security made in Germany”

FAST LTA is pleased to be entitled to use the seal "IT Security made in Germany" in the future. This seal is granted by TeleTrusT to interested association members upon application and declaration of conformity for a limited period of time until the end of the current year (re-application possible). The following five criteria must be fulfilled by companies in order to be considered:

  1. The company is headquartered in Germany.
  2. The company offers trustworthy IT security solutions.
  3. No solutions that contain non-declared backdoors are offered.
  4. The company's IT security research and development are conducted in Germany.
  5. The company is compliant with German data protection law.

In 2017, the TeleTrusT quality seal "IT Security made in Germany" of the Bundesverband IT-Sicherheit e.V. was awarded the German Brand Award in the category "Industrial Excellence in Branding" by the German Design Council and the German Brand Institute.

221 companies currently hold the "IT Security made in Germany" trust seal. In addition to FAST LTA as the only storage manufacturer, they include, for example, specialists for consulting services in the areas of information security, data protection and technical security as well as software developers.

United for security and trust in the networked information and knowledge society

TeleTrusT is the largest competence network for IT security in Germany and Europe and is also the bearer of the "TeleTrusT European Bridge CA" (EBCA, PKI trust association), the expert certificates "TeleTrusT Information Security Professional" (T.I.S.P.) and "TeleTrusT Professional for Secure Software Engineering" (T.P.S.S.E.) as well as the trust mark "IT Security made in Germany". TeleTrusT is also a member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

Due to the fast pace of the IT world and its frequently changing requirements in the field of IT security, experts and decision-makers must constantly keep themselves informed about new necessities, processes, techniques and regulations. TeleTrusT takes on a bridging function and promotes the exchange of information among market participants in working groups and events, as well as contact with politics and science. This is possible thanks to the close contact to the Federal Ministries of Economics and the Interior as well as other ministries, furthermore to the Federal Office for Information Security and the Federal Criminal Police Office.

TeleTrusT also promotes academic research with publications, workshops and conferences and is represented in numerous overarching bodies, programme committees, round tables and organisations. Especially small and medium-sized enterprises are supported by TeleTrusT through selected information and initiatives, as well as projects and working groups for active employees.

About TeleTrusT

The Bundesverband IT-Sicherheit e.V. (TeleTrusT), headquartered in Berlin, is a competence network founded in 1989 by originally 15 members, comprising domestic and foreign members from industry, administration, consulting and science as well as thematically related partner organisations.

Sources:
https://www.teletrust.de/it-security-made-in-germany/
https://www.teletrust.de/fileadmin/docs/ueber-teletrust/2019-TeleTrusT-Präsentation_DE.pdf
https://www.teletrust.de/fileadmin/docs/ueber-teletrust/ziele-und-nutzen/TeleTrusT_Deutsch.pdf
https://www.german-brand-award.com/preistraeger/galerie/detail/14081-it-security-made-in-germany.html
https://www.teletrust.de/itsmig/kriterien-und-antrag/