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Looking Back at the CeBIT: EAL4+ Certificate, Successful Business and 2570 Euro for Charity
More than 500 persons participated in a very special CeBIT activity during the five days of the trade show. The Hamburg-based IT security provider gateprotect donated five Euro for a charitable purpose for each visitor who kept up two minutes on the race bike simulator. At the end, 2570 Euro were collected for the construction of a bicycle repair shop for underprivileged young people in Frankfurt, Mainfeld.
Georg Heckens and Frank Vytrisal from the cycling team "4Athletes powered by gateprotect", who will start at the "Race Across America" together with Dr. Peter Smeets in June, visited the gateprotect booth and made their contribution to the charity activity. With 17.79 kilowatt hours, Dr. Peter Smeets was one of the cyclists with the best performance on the race bike simulator.
Already on the first day of the trade show, representatives of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) visited the gateprotect booth. Bernd Kowalski, the director of the department "Secure Electronic Identities, Certification and Standardization" handed over the EAL4+ certification document under Common Criteria to the gateprotect board members Stephan Ziegler (CTO) and Dr. Reinhard Festag (CFO). This internationally acknowledged, highest certification level for firewalls that are freely available in the market warrants to customers worldwide that the firewall solution has been developed in line with strict regulations and complies with top quality and security standards.
Politicians likewise visited gateprotect at the CeBIT. Besides Farid Müller, the chairman of the committee for justice and data protection and spokesman for justice, constitution and media of the Hamburg parliament, the spokesman for media and Internet policy of the Hamburg parliament, Hansjörg Schmidt, equally caught up on the latest developments of the Hamburg IT company at the gateprotect booth.
With the Secure Web Gateway, the security audit and the new hardware of the GPZ series for enterprise customers, gateprotect benefited from the trade show as an occasion to introduce innovative new developments to the public and its partners.
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