EuroCloud Deutschland Award for outstanding Cloud Services
The EuroCloud Deutschland Award annually rewards outstanding Cloud Services with respect to quality, compliance, innovation and customer support. EuroCloud Deutschland_eco e. V., German Cloud Computing Association, this year decided in favour of „SkIDentity – Mobile eID as a Service“ from ecsec GmbH. The use of electronic identity (eID) cards for secure, privacy-friendly and mobile authentication in the cloud convinced the multi-membered jury of experts.
SkIDentity is best cloud service offered by a start-up company
This year the innovative SkIDentity-Service (https://skidentity.de/service), which was developed within the „Trusted Cloud“ program supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), is among the winners in the category „Best Cloud Service provided by Start Up CSP’s“.With SkIDentity various electronic identity (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. 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 builds the bridge between secure eID cards and the cloud, which not only increases confidence in the cloud but also enables various new and mobile applications for eID cards.“, explained Andreas Weiss, Director EuroCloud Deutschland. „The fact that SkIDentity supports various other european eID cards beneath the German eID additionally opens up interesting prospects for the development of a European Cloud. “