EuroCloud Europe Award for Europe’s best cloud services
The EuroCloud Europe Award annually rewards outstanding cloud services with respect to quality, compliance, innovation and customer support. The award ceremony was held yesterday as a part of the EuroCloud Forum, to which EuroCloud Europe Association invited already for the sixth time. Cloud providers, technology specialists, consulting companies, start-ups and government representatives annually meet at this European cloud congress to develop key factors to promote the European cloud computing sector as well as the European single market.
Innovative authentication technologies and „Mobile eID as a Service“
With SkIDentity various eID cards like the German eID („Elektronischer Personalausweis“), the Austrian social insurance card (e-card), the Estonian eID as well as several signature and banking cards can easily be used in cloud and web applications. With this flexible and patent-pending authentication technology tailor-made infrastructures for identity management can be developed very easily. Moreover, SkIDentity allows to derive cryptographically secured “Cloud Identities“ from any standard compliant eID card, which can be transferred to almost any smartphone in order to be used for pseudonymous authentication or a self-determined proof of identity in the cloud.
SkIDentity receives yet another European award
In May 2015 ecsec GmbH was already able to convince within an elevator pitch on the German level and won the EuroCloud Germany Award which was necessary for the qualification for the European competition. Now the innovative SkIDentity-Service (https://skidentity.de/service), which was developed within the „Trusted Cloud“ program supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), was able to prevail against international competitors and received the popular EuroCloud Europe Award in the category “Cloud Service provided by Start-up Cloud Services Providers”.
„That SkIDentity has been awarded once more is a big honour for our young company“, said Dr. Detlef Huehnlein, CEO of ecsec GmbH. “We are glad, that our technologies contribute to increasing the security and confidence in cloud computing.” “We are very pleased that a project of the ‘Trusted Cloud’ initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) has left such a good impression to the international jury”, Andreas Weiss, Director EuroCloud Deutschland_eco, complements.