Work in Compliance with the Classification Level German VS-NfD with the ECOS SECURE BOOT STICK [SX]
Many employees today access their employer's IT systems while working from home or at a mobile workplace. For cybercrime and espionage, this opens attractive windows of opportunity. Offering protection here are IT-security technologies that can be integrated quickly and easily and which meet the highest standards of data security, even across network boundaries.
As part of the mobile portfolio for working in compliance with the classification level German VS-NfD, genua and ECOS offer a solution that is precisely tailored to this need. It combines the Firewall & VPN Appliance genuscreen with the ECOS SECURE BOOT STICK [SX]. Connected to any PC or Mac, the Boot Stick ensures that employees of public authorities and companies can access classified information from home or the field.
This provides maximum security and can be quickly and easily integrated by users and IT administrators. Moreover, the acquisition costs and a small fee for support are easy on the IT budget.
As part of the mobile solution portfolio from genua, the ECOS SECURE BOOT STICK [SX] provides a very high level of security that is especially valuable in a wide range of application scenarios. These include, in particular, working from home, the (temporary) engagement of external service providers, emergency workplaces, crisis management and remote maintenance.
The ECOS SECURE BOOT STICK [SX] combines selected security solutions to form a seamless protective shield against attacks and threats:
Its specially hardened operating system provides highly secure access to terminal-server and VDI infrastructures or web applications. The laptop or workstation is booted from within an encapsulated Linux environment; in addition, complete separation between business and private use of the given computer is ensured. An operating system installed locally on the used computer or as yet unknown malicious software is not activated. In addition, the stick stores absolutely no data on the computer.
- Complete solution from a singe source for secure mobile work via remote access
- No unauthorized access thanks to multi-factor authentication (MFA) by means of smart card
- Highly secure access into the company network via the genuscreen VPN gateway with BSI approval for the classification level German VS-NfD
- Firmware and applications on write-protected partition
- Secure VPN connection not established until after successful authentication
- Integrated firewall blocks attacks such as TCP/IP and ping requests
- Data safe for storing documents
- Test routines to protect against booting in a virtual machine or manipulated updates
- Simple integration in the solution portfolio from genua
At the forefront of the development of the complete solution was simple and flexible handling both by those responsible for IT as well as by the users.
With the ECOS SYSTEM MANAGEMENT APPLIANCE and the Central Management Station genucenter from genua, all components of the solution can be administered centrally. Moreover, additional solution components such as genuconnect, genucard or the vs-top Security Laptop can be managed and controlled.
With ECOS Easy Enrollment, it is also possible to scale the number of access points to a high number within just a very short time. Personal activation codes or smart cards are generated centrally; drivers for all commercially available PCs and x86-based tablets ensure maximum compatibility.
Learn more about the mobile solutions for restricted data from genua here:
ECOS Technology GmbH
ECOS is a German, owner-managed company that specializes in IT security software development.
With products such as ECOS Mobile Office and ECOS Secure Boot Stick, the ECOS Technology GmbH has specialized in IT solutions for secure remote access.
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Remote Access in Classified Networks
Because of its services for the German Armed Forces, the MTG Marinetechnik GmbH has special IT security requirements. For remote access to data and applications, only systems can be used that are approved by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for the classification level German VS-NfD. With the ECOS SECURE BOOT STICK [SX], the specialists for maritime procurement projects have found the right solution to enable more employees to telework at lower costs.
Technically compatible, the ECOS SECURE BOOT STICK [SX] is a perfect addition to the genua product portfolio, both for the use of private or third-party PCs in a classified environment.
Paul Marx, Management Director, ECOS Technology GmbH