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Security – Protect your business assets.

In 2016 more cyber attacks and cases of data theft were reported than ever before. Businesses are no longer counting cases of attacks in the thousands, but in millions! 1.8 million attacks were reported alone against the German federal government’s data network, and the German armed forces reported a whopping 71 million attacks (source: ZDF/Frontal-21). Threats stemming from hackers has risen exponentially and experts are forecasting a new record high of cyber attacks in 2017.


The German digital association, Bitkom, conducted a survey on espionage, sabotage and data theft and estimates total damages caused by hackers at 51 billion euros per year. What’s making matters worse: 51 per cent of German companies do not have a backup plan in place to limit damages inflicted by cyber crime.


Internal traffic has to be protected, too.

Many companies concentrate mostly on the perimeter firewall and north-south traffic when devising plans to protect themselves from cyber attacks. However, once a perpetrator gets into the network he can move freely about. To stop attacks from within, smart security solutions are needed that can do much more than filter out malware.


To ensure that your business’s vital data are protected Bechtle offers a range of comprehensive IT security solutions. We provide full protection, combining technical security with information security. That’s because an integrated security strategy is the best way to counter malware, data spying and data theft. Our certified experts will provide you with reliable, future-ready strategies—guaranteed.


We provide the following solutions for technical security and information security:


Technical security.

  • Data security: E-mail encryption, data loss prevention, PKI, authentication
  • Endpoint security: Antivirus and anti-malware solutions, personal firewalls and host IPS, hard drive encryption
  • Network security: 802.1X-based LAN and wireless security, IP address management strategies
  • Internet security: Firewalls, VPN, IPS, secure access


Information security.

  • Data protection: Consulting, audits, training, external data protection officer, assessor
  • Data security: Assessments, security strategies, certification preparation based on ISO 27001/German Federal Office of Information Security standards, ISMS
  • Legal compliance consulting: Liability, employment contracts, works council agreements, compliance, IT law

Questions about security?

Simply e-mail us at or call us on

+49 7132 981-1600. We’re happy to help.



A secure solution: the IT security architecture.

Effective IT security requires a holistic approach. It’s the only way to guarantee that security loopholes are closed. Our IT security architecture consists of a five-step process.


1. Evaluation

In the first step, we evaluate the security situation and analyse the risks.










2. Organisation

We then review the legal and industry-specific requirements.










3. Technology

In the third step, we survey the network and deployed technologies. Are they still up to date? And what about end-point security? What are the possible loopholes? Only once we have sufficiently evaluated the basic infrastructure and the required security technologies do we turn our attention to the implementation of the IT security architecture.



4. Architecture

The security architecture is implemented in the fourth step. Additional technologies have to be integrated and the users sensitised to the importance of security, and if needed further training is given.




5. Operation

In the final step, the IT security architecture is analysed and monitored in operation. The implemented architecture is checked for any remaining vulnerabilities. How can cyber attacks be detected in time? What are the contingency plans? How fast can disaster recovery be performed? Additionally, we also offer maintenance and support to make sure there are no loose ends.


Managed security and security audits.

As part of our comprehensive range of services, we can also operate your security environment in our Global Network Operations Centre (GNOC). Round-the-clock monitoring and extensive systems management ensure maximum security at all times.


Reviews of the implemented security measures are another important aspect of our security management. Only by regularly assessing infrastructure risks and vulnerabilities according to international standards can you ensure that your precautions continue to provide the protection you need. We offer a full range of services, including internal and external audits, Wi-Fi audits, social engineering protection and web application scans.


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