Bundesdruckerei secures data communications for Microsoft Cloud Deutschland

Reliable authentication of users and Servers; Certificate solution Made in Germany

Unterschleißheim/Berlin – As announced in November by its CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft is to successively offer its cloud services Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online from German data centres beginning in the second half of 2016. When it comes to encrypting and securing data communications between customer applications and cloud servers, Microsoft is now relying on Bundesdruckerei GmbH's own nationally recognised certification authority D-TRUST.

"Co-operation with such a trusted institution like Bundesdruckerei guarantees our customers that their data in Microsoft Cloud Deutschland is protected by the latest encryption technologies on the market," says Michael Kranawetter, National Security Officer at Microsoft Deutschland. In recent years, Bundesdruckerei has advanced to become one of the world's leading suppliers of ID systems and IT security solutions. With Bundesdruckerei's high security concepts, users and servers can be reliably authenticated so that encrypted data communications can be warranted. For Microsoft Cloud Deutschland, D-TRUST will issue so-called TLS certificates for the servers. These certificates will secure communications between users of Microsoft Azure and Office 365 as well as between the servers in the new German data centres. Customers can also protect their own applications in the Microsoft Azure cloud using certificates from D-TRUST. "We are very pleased that Microsoft has chosen Bundesdruckerei and its subsidiary D-TRUST as its partner to secure its future public cloud offers from German data centres," says Dr. Kim Nguyen, Managing Director of D-TRUST GmbH. "We can provide Microsoft and its customers with an established certificate solution Made in Germany, demonstrating the high security standards met by cloud offers."

Background: Microsoft Cloud Deutschland for Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online primarily addresses organisations and companies working in data-sensitive areas, such as the public, finance and health sectors. Data will be exchanged between the two data centres in Magdeburg and Frankfurt/Main via a private network separated from the Internet, ensuring that the data remains in Germany. In its capacity as data trustee, T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, will control access to customer data.

Bundesdruckerei secures data communications for Microsoft Cloud Deutschland

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