First in Cyber Defense

G DATA has the best reputation

G DATA enjoys the best reputation and is the most trusted IT security provider. This has been confirmed in a study conducted by the Institute for Management and Economic Research (IMWF) on behalf of “Computerwoche.” It examined how IT security providers perform in the eyes of their customers and partners.

Our award as top IT Champion just goes to show that with G DATA, customers feel that they have unparalleled protection against cyber threats.

We are your first port of call for all things IT security. We are the 1st in CyberDefense.

Why customers and partners trust us

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The statements assessed in the study show that our customers and partners are extremely satisfied across a wide range of categories. 50 percent of the overall reputation is based on how highly products and services are rated. The other 50 percent came from how highly the company is rated in terms of innovation, management, sustainability, profitability, and as an employer, with each category being worth 10 percent.

Products and services

The institute found an above-average number of positive statements about our products and services. These are the benefits our customers enjoy:

  • Free 24/7 support The service and support team are headquartered in Bochum, Germany – right next to the software development team. Our experts are always available, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • IT security „Made in Germany“ Research and development are performed exclusively in Germany. We guarantee that there are no backdoors in our software.
  • Comprehensive protection From state-of-the-art security solutions to penetration tests and consulting to security awareness training, G DATA offers you the best protection from a single source.
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Cyber criminals are constantly refining their strategies. But so is G DATA: State-of-the-art technologies in our solutions reliably protect our customers’ IT systems. Our proprietary DeepRay® techology is based on the principles of artificial intelligence and detects even covert malware. And BEAST, our latest technology, protects you from new and previously unknown malicious software.

Performance as an employer

We take responsibility as one, and embody our values and the G DATA ethics. We work in flat hierarchies to ensure that everyone achieves their full potential, and can contribute their ideas and grow as employees and as individuals.

Performance of management

AT G DATA everyone works together towards the same goals, from employees to management. Working as a team was also what brought us a lot of positive recognition in the channel last year. Our Vice President of Global Sales and B2B Marketing Hendrik Flierman was voted ICT Channel Manager of the Year for the second year in a row in 2020.


Globalization and digitalization have also had an impact on G DATA, which has resulted in new challenges and demands. We are responding to these with agile transition – to improve and increase agility and flexibility throughout the whole company in order to significantly shorten our development cycles, launch products on the market more quickly, and respond to the needs of our customers with even greater precision and speed.


We are strong when we act as one. That’s why we support both social and ecological projects, as well as make raising awareness about environmental protection a top priority. We rely on 100% sustainably grown, fair trade coffee, sourced directly from the indigenous Arhuaco tribe in Colombia. We focus on separating and, ideally, even preventing waste across the entire G DATA Campus.

How our reputation was calculated

The institute analyzed 438 million online sources to find the answer to the question of how IT security providers perform in the public eye. They used a two-step process:

  1. Data collection: The statements pertaining to 62 IT security providers were collected from all of the websites via crawling.
  2. Data analysis: These statements were analyzed using artificial intelligence techniques to determine whether the tone was positive, neutral, or negative.

The institute calculated a point value based on tonality and reach on the web. And they came up with the following verdict: G DATA is with 100 points, the best company.

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Communicating with our customers is a top priority for us – be it through our free 24/7 support or the vast amount of information we have to offer on the subject of IT security. The IT Champion award proves that we are doing the right thing and gives us the drive to continue on our path. We thank you for your trust in us and our products.

Frank Heisler Board Member G DATA Cyber Defense

What our customers and partners have to say about us

Foto von Marvin Hitzfeld

We have enjoyed a strong and trusting partnership with G DATA for many years. This is especially important for us as a holistic IT system provider. Our contact partners provide us with the support we need in the way we need it. We really enjoy each and every single G DATA project.

Marvin Hitzfeld Sales, TSO-DATA GmbH

Logo vom VfL Bochum

VfL is incredibly grateful to G DATA for how it has helped develop our IT security standards. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the years to come.

Hans-Peter Villis Chairman of the VfL Bochum 1848 Executive Board

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The excellent support that G DATA’s specialists provided was particularly impressive. Their extensive preparations made migrating to the solution a smooth and easy process.

Marcel Fedorczuk IT representative at Kaschke GmbH

Logo von GiT Systems GmbH

The business customer service team works very quickly and always provides simple, expert help when we encounter problems.

Tino Bliewert Technician, GiT Systems GmbH

Foto vom Rathaus der Stadt Hamm

Thanks to G DATA CyberDefense, we feel very well prepared in the event of an attack. We are in close contact to keep our emergency plans up to date.

Klaus-Dieter Poppe Head of IT Operations of the City of Hamm