G DATA is the first German AV provider to offer a security solution that meets the compliance requirements for public cloud solutions.
Managed Endpoint Security offers small and medium-sized businesses all over the world a security solution that combines virus protection for Windows, Mac and Linux clients, a firewall for Windows PCs and Group Policy Management, to guarantee adherence to corporate guidelines in complex networks. For efficient management of the IT infrastructure, such as storage or virtual machines, G DATA will in future be relying on the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform from Microsoft Cloud Deutschland. The service should be available in the second half of 2016.
"With Managed Endpoint Security, we are offering our customers automated public cloud solutions that meet the latest technical standards and can be easily managed as "self-service" solutions – with no unnecessary installation, administration and maintenance effort. At the same time, Microsoft Cloud Deutschland enables us to meet the requirement of numerous German SMEs who want their data stored only in data centres in Germany," says Walter Schumann, board member of G DATA Software AG.
"In over 3000 individual and comparison tests, we keep seeing products that stand out from those of other providers. G DATA has introduced a highly flexible, future-oriented security solution for Microsoft Cloud Deutschland," adds Maik Morgenstern, CEO of AV-TEST.
Board member Walter Schumann accepted the award on behalf of G DATA. "We are delighted with this award from one of the most renowned testing laboratories for IT security solutions in the world. With Managed Endpoint Security, we are offering companies a cloud-based security infrastructure that can be scaled to any size and that also meets all compliance requirements."
Local provision of Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online by Microsoft is specifically aimed at organisations and companies in sectors with highly sensitive data, such as the public services, finance and healthcare sectors. Data is exchanged between the two data centres in Magdeburg and Frankfurt am Main via a private network isolated from the Internet, guaranteeing retention of the data in Germany. T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, is the data trustee that controls access to customers' data.
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You can find the press kit on Microsoft Cloud Deutschland at: http://news.microsoft.com/de-de/presskits/cloud-deutschland/
AV-TEST GmbH is an independent provider of services in the fields of IT security and antivirus research. The institute is focused on the detection and analysis of the latest malware and carries out comprehensive comparative tests on how it is being used. The currency of the test data makes it possible to instantly analyse new malware, detect trends in the virus fields at an early stage and analyse and certify IT security solutions. The AV-TEST institute's results provide a unique information basis and can be used by providers to optimise their products, by specialist magazines to publish the results and by consumers to make an informed product choice.