G DATA joins the Cybersecurity Tech Accord

11/09/2018
G DATA Blog

To protect users and enhance the state of Cybersecurity G DATA joins an international group of IT-companies and promises, to always put users first.

G DATA has joined the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, confirming its no-backdoor guarantee. The company is thus voluntarily committing itself to a series of principles that puts the protection of users first.

Since 2011, G DATA has provided a no-backdoor guarantee and promises to not cooperate with secret services to the detriment of its users. To this end, we have also joined the TeleTrust initiative IT Security Made in Germany. By joining the international Cybersecurity Tech Accord we renew our promise and extend it to all international users of G DATA security solutions.

"The fight against cybercrime has become a task for society as a whole and is becoming increasingly important in a digitized world," says Hendrik Flierman, Global Sales Director at G DATA Software AG in Bochum. "As a German IT security manufacturer, G DATA naturally supports this initiative for digital security".

Exchange about threats is common practice

By joining the accord, G DATA commits itself to put the protection of all customers and users in the foreground and to refrain from cyber attacks on citizens and companies. This has been our policy for more than 30 years and we are pleased to be able to renew this promise on an international scale. For us, this also includes comprehensive cooperation with other IT security companies. This has been common practice in the antivirus industry for many years.

"The antivirus companies are constantly challenging themselves through lively competition," says Ralf Benzm├╝ller, Executive Speaker of G DATA SecurityLabs. "But despite all the competition in the market, the technicians maintain a lively exchange of malware samples and URLs among themselves. Because the focus is on a common goal: the security of all users".

In addition, existing contacts and new formal and informal partnerships with industry, security researchers and civil society are to be established. The signatories also vow to exchange information on threats and thus reduce the risk of spreading malicious code.

Around 60 international IT companies have joined the Accord. The alliance was initiated by Microsoft.