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More security for mobile applications – cooperation between TÜViT and mediaTest digital

11.03.2014: TÜViT and mediaTest digital announced their cooperation today at CeBIT 2014; together the partners will be launching the “Application Security Center” (ASC) portal in June of this year. The portal will bundle and offer to companies all solutions for security of mobile end devices and for all of Enterprise Mobility.

TÜViT and mediaTest digital announced their cooperation today at CeBIT 2014; together the partners will be launching the “Application Security Center” (ASC) portal in June of this year. The portal will bundle and offer to companies all solutions for security of mobile end devices and for all of Enterprise Mobility. This integrated range of products and services, which is unique in Europe at the present time, is initially intended for companies and App developers and provides answers to the challenges arising from the use of mobile devices within corporate IT.

The cooperation will enable TÜViT and mediaTest digital to combine their strengths in the area of IT Security. The experience and well-developed structures at TÜViT complement the dynamism and innovative strength of mediaTest digital. This means that the partners can react fast and effectively to changes in the market – particularly changes related to mobile devices. “The dynamic mobile world of work is making it increasingly difficult to guarantee security of data at all times. We are very pleased to be bundling our strengths with those of mediaTest digital and to offer new solutions in order to provide this security”, says Antonius Sommer, Managing Director of TÜViT.

The basis of this approach is the Application Security Center, with its focus on the so-called “Trusted App Directory”, an App portfolio which has been tested for data security and data protection. “In times of growing uncertainty, as have followed the sale of Whatsapp to Facebook and the revelations of Edward Snowden, the Trusted App Directory helps to enhance data security on mobile end devices, create transparency for companies with regard to security risks and therefore to meet one of the most important challenges faced by mobile IT”, explains Tobias Berlin, Managing Director and joint founder of mediaTest digital.

In addition to companies, App providers and developers can also make use of the solutions offered by the Application Security Center in the form of App audits and certificates. If the stringent test standards are met, the mobile applications are granted the “Trusted App” seal of quality. This seal of quality will be awarded in future by partners TÜViT and mediaTest digital as a benchmark for data protection and security of mobile applications. Some clients, such as Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Post and ebay subsidiary brands4friends, are already referring to the seal when advertising their Apps.

About TÜViT

As trust provider for IT security and IT quality, TÜViT specialises in the assessment, testing and certification of IT products, systems and processes of all kinds, and in supervising observance of special requirements, laws, directives and regulations (eCompliance). Highest-level accreditations demonstrate the competence of TÜViT in all its areas of expertise. These are confirmed by regular audits and guarantee the consistent high quality of inspection services. TÜViT also offers training on selected security and quality themes. www.tuvit.de

About mediaTest digital

mediaTest digital specialises in security testing and certification of mobile applications (Apps) and supports companies in safeguarding their mobile IT infrastructure. The test institute, based in Hanover, is a leading neutral service provider and enables comparison between mobile applications, creating security and trust for private and business use of smartphones and tablets. mediaTest digital supports companies in the introduction and implementation of Enterprise Mobility Concepts to protect against loss of data and industrial espionage. App manufacturers and providers are also able to optimise their products on the basis of test reports and can make use of the “Trusted App” seal of quality in publicising their services and communicating with stakeholders.
www.mediatest-digital.com

Carolin Roterberg

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