IT Field of Competence Digital Security: Reference Story M&H IT-Security

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ZF rolls out NovaPath – the world’s biggest installation for classifying information

ZF is a leading global technology company in the fields of driveline and chassis technology, and active and passive security technology. The company, which employs approximately 135,000 people at 230 production locations in some 40 countries, has now set a further milestone in its information security strategy with the introduction of a classification solution for documents and e-mails.

After an international call-for-tender for an information classification solution, ZF has chosen NovaPath from M&H IT-Security GmbH. With the support of the M&H’s Berlin experts the solution, which is available in six languages, has been rolled out to 40,000 clients across the world. The software was introduced with the support of awareness campaigns and is so easy to use that it integrates seamlessly into existing system landscapes. With NovaPath ZF now have fully comprehensive technical coverage of its information protection policies together with enhanced expertise protection to safeguard its competitive edge.

“With NovaPath we have a reliable means of establishing information classification across the whole of the company anywhere in the world. This is a further key milestone in our information security strategy. NovaPath offers high usability and delivers invaluable information for downstream security processes which makes it an ideal future-proof solution for ZF. During the project work we were impressed by M&H IT-Security’s rapid response to inquiries and the high quality of support they gave. This was a major fundament for a successful project serving 40,000 clients.” (Markus Heizmann, Senior Manager Information Security, ZF Friedrichshafen)

NovaPath is an industry-agnostic software solution for the classification of company documents and e-mails according to confidentiality. Based on the classification and in association with digital rights management (DRM), NovaPath controls, blocks and temporarily restricts access to sensitive documents. At the same time, it also protects content from being modified or duplicated and monitors access.

M&H IT-Security is a company in the M&H Group that over the past few years has distinguished itself with its solutions for IT security. As a competent provider based in Germany, M&H supports the development of technical solutions for the protection of expertise, the conception of in-the-round security solutions and the introduction of IT security standards such as ISO 27001. Its customers include both medium-sized companies with specialist know-how and major corporations with offices around the world. Its range of services also includes TÜV-certified IT security training programmes and customised workshops.

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