AACHEN, Germany – April 1st, 2019 – Utimaco, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) that provide the Root of Trust to numerous industries, and European IT security specialist and Utimaco Premier Value-Added Distributor, CREA plus, announced an alliance to deliver certified technical trainings for Utimaco solutions in Central and Southeast Europe. This latest development in the partnership will make Utimaco’s Hardware Security Modules and CREA plus’ training, technical support and professional services available to Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators throughout this region.
As businesses and public-sector organizations across the region seek to meet enhanced data protection and cybersecurity compliance mandates as well as fiscal regulations, the use of Hardware Security Modules is expected to become more prevalent. Data encryption and digital signing are some of the business drivers leading to the wider adoption of HSMs.
“CREA plus believes in offering only top of the line solutions matched with high-value services to satisfy the specific needs of our customers. That’s why we chose to offer Utimaco’s HSM as a part of our security solutions portfolio to share with our resellers across Central and Southeast Europe”, said Mitja Trampuz, CEO at CREA plus. “We see the need for cryptography in almost all industries and look forward to providing the highest level of security with the help of Utimaco HSMs. The Utimaco SecurityServer, eIDAS-certified CP5, PaymentServer and Atalla Hardware Security Modules provide the flexibility to begin with entry level solutions and easily scale cryptographic operations if and when necessary.”
Talking about trends in Central and Southeast Europe Trampuz mentioned: “During 2019 and 2020 we will see a rise in data encryption and digital signing due to GDPR, PCI-DSS and eIDAS legislations, followed by the implementation of database encryption, PKI, public cloud encryption, code signing, big data encryption and IoT (Internet of Things). In addition, we see a surge in security requirements due to the many recent IT system breaches in Europe, which provides an important opportunity for hardware-based encryption to deliver evermore secure operations.
“We are very excited to continue joining forces with CREA plus and allow easier access to our technology throughout Central and Southeast Europe”, said Stefan Auerbach, CEO at Utimaco. “This partnership helps us provide companies and governments across the region the opportunity to invest in our best-in-class HSMs and access an array of professional services through the excellent team of CREA plus.”
To learn more about Utimaco’s Partner Program visit: https://hsm.utimaco.com/partner/
For more about CREA plus’ services visit: https://www.creaplus.si/
CREA plus is a team of consultants specialized in IT security, cryptography and software development. We offer mission critical solutions with the latest technology, in both software and hardware. Our specialty is the implementation of solutions for digital signing, PKI, multi-factor authentication, data encryption, and cryptographic key protection.
For us, it is important to provide our customers with high-value technology that, together with our expertise, result in best possible service levels. As an Official Utimaco Certified Training Center, we offer specialized hands-on trainings for Utimaco HSMs. For more information, visit https://www.creaplus.si.
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Utimaco is a leading manufacturer of Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) that provide the Root of Trust to many industries, from financial services and payment to the automotive industry, cloud services and the public sector. We keep cryptographic keys and digital identities safe protecting your critical digital infrastructures and high value data assets. Our products enable innovation and support the creation of new business by helping to secure critical business data and transactions.
Founded in 1983, today Utimaco HSMs are deployed across more than 80 countries in more than 1,000 installations. Utimaco employs a total of 220 people, with sales offices in Germany, the US, the UK and Singapore. For more information, visit https://hsm.utimaco.com/.