European Award for worldwide outstanding projects and initiatives
The European Identity & Cloud Award annually honors excellent projects and initiatives in the fields of Identity & Access Management (IAM), Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) and Cloud Security. Out of the numerous nominations of the last 12 months a multi-membered jury of KuppingerCole analysts carefully selected the winners and hereby appreciates outstanding projects, which highly encourage the awareness of and business value of Identity Management and Cloud Security.
SkIDentity is honored as best innovation for eGovernment/eCitizen services
This year the innovative SkIDentity-Service (https://skidentity.com/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 Innovation in eGovernment/eCitizen“. 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. “By combining eID cards with trustworthy and mobile cloud technologies SkIDentity pioneers the path towards secure and user-friendly eGovernment- and online services“, explained Martin Kuppinger, Founder and Principal Analyst of KuppingerCole. „The fact that SkIDentity itself is provided as cloud service and features ‘eID-integration by mouse clicks’ rounds off this distinguished project.”