Shopping locally is already common practice in the supermarket. Short distances, local contacts, greater transparency – these are just some of the many advantages. So why should your password manager come from the US? Find out in the following blog post why the “Made in Germany” label is essential for your IT security.

Do you still import?

Be it in the automotive sector, in the machine industry or, more recently, in the pharmaceutical industry – “Made in Germany” is a label that has stood for particularly high product quality, durability and reliability for decades. German products have an excellent international reputation, and many German companies are leaders in their respective industry.

In the digital market, too, German suppliers have many advantages over their often better-known international competitors. Especially when it comes to the safety of your company’s secrets, there are numerous reasons for placing IT security in German hands.

Always have a contact person near you

When you have an urgent problem or a question about your security settings, you don’t want to suffer through endless telephone lines, calculate time zones or leaf through help documents in different languages. You want a partner who is there for you and can respond to you.

That’s why, in Germany, we rely entirely on local and German-speaking contacts, whether in sales, for services or training. Our network consists of over 150 competent partners in German-speaking Europe, whom we regularly train and certify. Our hotline numbers are also staffed with support experts who immediately understand you and your problem. For non-German-speaking customers, English-language support is of course also available.

GDPR readiness: an absolute must

As challenging as the topic of GDPR sometimes is: thanks to the General Data Protection Regulation and the Federal Data Protection Act, Germany has one of the strictest data protection laws in the world. This is a definite plus for IT security.

But a software must be able to support this. Many international providers fall short of the German bureaucracy. A German manufacturer, on the other hand, has the know-how and competence to cover the requirements completely.

Data security abroad

Especially when a lot of personal and company-critical data is to be processed, a German manufacturer is always the best choice. In the US, for example, there is no comprehensive data protection law, and the providers there are largely expected to self-regulate the handling of their users’ data. If in doubt, you don’t want to have to rely on that.

In addition, the US authorities have extensive access rights to the data stored in the US, which causes many security experts sleepless nights. With an IT provider that processes your data exclusively in Germany, you make the better choice. Even more secure, however, is a manufacturer like MATESO, which offers the option to self-host. This gives you absolute authority and control over your data. You don’t have to worry about where it is stored and processed or who has access to it.

“The topic of IT security is becoming increasingly important in our digital world. That is why the German IT Security Association (TeleTrusT) is the sponsor of the initiative “IT Security made in Germany.” With the trust mark, MATESO and its product Password Safe confirm that they meet our high standards of trustworthiness and information security.”

German IT Security Association (TeleTrusT)

A seal of security

To raise awareness regarding the many advantages of German IT security providers, the German IT Security Association launched the “IT Security made in Germany” trust mark in 2005. With this label, we too are proud to confirm that

– … our company is headquartered in Germany,

– … we offer a trustworthy IT security solution which

– … has no hidden backdoors,

– … our security research and development takes place in Germany, and

– … our solution complies with German data protection law.

Your security is our goal

Corporate security has many facets, and a comprehensive security strategy must include professional password management – ideally, of course, “made in Germany”. Because insecure passwords are like an unlocked safe door that gives hackers free access to your most sensitive company secrets.

Password Safe, on the other hand, offers its users a secure solution for generating and managing passwords. We meet the highest security standards and have withstood every penetration test. We use the latest E2E encryption technologies. In addition, our solution is of course available for self-hosting.

You can fully trust a German password manager like Password Safe, because you know: with “IT Security made in Germany” your company’s secrets are safe.