The Evolution of Data Security: German Startup SECURITEE Adds Its Confidential Computing Solution To OVHcloud's Ecosystem
Cologne, Germany – 10th February 2022 – OVHcloud, the leading European cloud provider, and German cyber security company SECURITEE are partnering to bring a powerful hosted confidential computing solution, based on Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) technology to the market. The solution addresses the growing need for data security solutions, and will arguably provide the safest readily available cloud computing solution on the European market. While data has historically been encrypted at rest, in storage and in transit across the network, the startup’s confidential computing solution provides the cutting-edge ability to protect data in use through an impenetrable hardware-based TEE’s that completes the lifecycle of application and data security. The joint offering will be a formidable step forward by directly combining cloud computing services with confidential computing.
Founded in 2021, Berlin-based SECURITEE is a daughter company of the Swiss innovative data security and blockchain start-up – Integritee. While Integritee focuses on a decentralized, scalable blockchain solution built on Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) Technology, SECURITEE’s focus is on a scalable enterprise solution. It leverages a patented technology deeply rooted in extensive research and development to provide customers with the technical capacity to encrypt applications and data during runtime and offers previously unavailable security and privacy features for developers and software users.
Through this partnership, the SECURITEE solution will be as a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that provides a framework for developers to create fully customized secure and trusted applications with limited management responsibilities in the cloud.
“As the leading European cloud computing provider, we want to offer our partners the best possible opportunities to leverage a secure cloud infrastructure that enables them to develop solutions that match the needs of their customers,” says Falk Weinreich, General Manager Central Europe at OVHcloud. “SECURITEE is a brilliant example of deep-tech startup ingenuity, translating emerging business data security needs into a robust offering — hosted in our open, reversible, scalable and reliable cloud infrastructure.”
Shared Vision of Building a Sovereign Data Infrastructure
SECURITEE shares the OVHcloud vision of building a sovereign data infrastructure and secure open digital ecosystem within Europe, following the GAIA-X initiative principles. By offering the patented solution through the OVHcloud marketplace, the two companies aim to deliver a basis for a secure and reliable ecosystem centered around pioneering technologies. Customers can seamlessly host their data on OVHcloud servers and at the same time be sure that their data and applications are stored and processed in trusted and secure environments at all times.
“As a German startup, we expressly designed our product to meet the high standards of European businesses and regulations when it comes to data security and privacy,” explains Christian G. Junger, CEO and Founder of SECURITEE. “Together with our parent company, Integritee, we believe we provide unique and extensive opportunities for businesses across different industries to address their data privacy concerns. For obvious reasons, businesses are moving more of their data and applications to the cloud. In OVHcloud, we have found a strong partner that offers state-of-the-art cloud technology and a reliable and scalable infrastructure to support our services.”
The OVHcloud-hosted SECURITEE solution will be available in early 2022 via OVHcloud Marketplace and SECURITEE.
OVHcloud is a global player and Europe’s leading cloud provider operating over 400,000 servers within 33 data centers across four continents. For 20 years, the Group has relied on an integrated model that provides complete control of its value chain–from the design of its servers, to the construction and management of its data centers, including the orchestration of its fiber-optic network. This unique approach allows it to independently cover all the uses of its 1.6 million customers in more than 140 countries. OVHcloud now offers its customers latest-generation solutions combining performance, price predictability and total sovereignty over their data to support their growth in complete freedom.
SECURITEE was founded in 2021 by a group of experts in business, secure data transmission, and application security, who wanted to make their vision of simple, easy and affordable access to security software a reality in the marketplace. In Integritee they found a company with shared values and vision and together decided to create a stronger joint product offering which could be scaled across different industries and use cases. SECURITEE wants to help reshape and complement the cyber security space as a company at the forefront of some of the most cutting-edge technologies in a market that is ripe for consolidation. The company is based in Berlin and wants to achieve its cyber security vision with the highest possible impact.
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