Prowise wins German government approval with BSI IT-Grundschutz certificate

Prowise wins German government approval with BSI IT-Grundschutz certificate
The German Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) has awarded Prowise with the 'IT-Grundschutz' hallmark. The digiboards manufacturer from The Netherlands is the only EdTech company worldwide to be able to carry this security certificate.

The BSI tests and evaluates how companies deal with information security and data storage. Prowise received this certificate for the development of Prowise Presenter, Prowise Screen Control and Prowise Cloud Services, the umbrella name of the cloud infrastructure.

The recognition by the German government is crucial because these programmes and services are used in schools all over the world. Whether it is sharing a math lesson, remotely installing an app on the touchscreen or something as simple as saving a photo, Prowise guarantees this is done according to the highest data protection requirements. For example, data is stored on Prowise's own servers in the European Union, not shared with third parties and not commercially marketed. This way, schools are assured of education without privacy concerns. 

The audit takes about a year and focuses on thousands of varying elements in the areas of privacy regulations, information security, data storage, risk management systems and corresponding applications or platforms. The first round requires extensive documentation and determines whether a company may actually be audited. This is followed by a comprehensive on-site audit in which all internal and external processes and systems are examined. 


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