Government Grants, Awards, Memberships

Uniscon is an active member of selected organizations and societies. We are involved in scientific publications, expert papers and lectures, cloud security fora, online communication compliance, the use of cloud computing for confidential data, and providing solutions to burning data preservation issues. Our novel award-winning technology has been distinguished, et al., by analysts and the trade press. The technology has also enjoyed government support in R&D by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy within the framework of the Trusted Cloud initiative. This allows us to improve our Sealed Cloud technology, the foundation of IDGARD, continuously.

Government Grants

Trusted Cloud
Trusted Cloud is a tech program launched by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Its objective is to develop, test, and verify innovative, secure, and compliant cloud computing solutions. 14 projects with experts from 36 companies, 27 research & science institutes, and 4 further organizations develop technologies and cloud applications for manufacturing, trade, health care, and the public sector.

Sealed Cloud successfully won, out of 116 competing consortia, the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy's "Trusted Cloud" award. Hence, the basic technology's development enjoyed continuous support by the German government until 2015.


EuroCloud Award

EuroCloud Deutschland: Owing to its patented Sealed Cloud technology, IDGARD was declared EuroCloud Deutschland Award winner in 2014 (category: Cloud Service with Highest Innovation Potential). The experts of the German cloud computing association "EuroCloud Deutschland" were not only impressed by IDGARD's individual features, but also by the special requirements IDGARD meets in data privacy, data security, and service flexibility.

Experton Award

Experton 2014: The Experton Group's analysts have identified Uniscon's IDGARD service as technical leader in cloud encryption. In its recent Cloud Vendor Benchmark, the globally active IT research and consulting firm tested approximately 400 German cloud software, infrastructure, service and security providers.

Security Insider
Security Insider: The readership of the online magazine "Security Insider" identified IDGARD as Product of the Month in June 2013.
Chip: In 2012, the computer trade magazine Chip gave the communication service IDGARD a 1.7 for "performance, features, convenience, and documentation" (on a scale from 1-6).


Uniscon is a Member of the German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD) and the Federal Data Privacy Association (BvD). Both organizations focus on data privacy and security.
Companies from all areas of the digital economy constitute the ITC trade association BITKOM. Dr. Hubert Jäger, one of the founders of Uniscon, is a board member of its Cloud Computing working group.
Cloud Services
TeleTrusT is a widespread competence network for IT security comprising members from industry, administration, research as well as national and international partner organizations with similar objectives. TeleTrusT is carrier of the "European Bridge CA" (EBCA; PKI network of trust), the quality seal "IT Security made in Germany" and runs the IT expert certification programs "TeleTrusT Information Security Professional" (T.I.S.P.) and "TeleTrusT Engineer for System Security" (T.E.S.S.).
Allianz für Cybersicherheit
The German cyber-security action group Allianz für Cyber-Sicherheit was created by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and founded in cooperation with the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM).


The compliance provider DATATREE AG ( consults small and medium-sized enterprises in data security, data privacy and competition law. Its broadly positioned team consists of certified lawyers, specialist solicitors, marketing experts, computer scientists, and certified data privacy auditors, that test all or single divisions' security vulnerability and offer interactive data privacy solutions.
TÜViT: Besides testing the technology, processes, workflow, and data privacy statement compliance in detail, the German technical inspection authority TÜVit Informationstechnik also scrutinized IDGARD's data center. IDGARD is a certified "TÜVit Trusted Privacy Site".
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