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Experton Group awards QSC AG “Security Leader” status

Cologne, February 18, 2015. The Experton Group has singled out QSC AG for “Security Leader” status in the “Managed Security Services” category of its latest “Security Vendor Benchmark 2015”. Experton’s analysts have for the first time investigated the security services offered by more than 450 companies. Together with the services offered by its FTAPI subsidiary, QSC clearly scored well here.

A Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) hosts and administers a company’s security solution. It is generally also better able to fend off security threats than is proprietary company IT. Demand is on the increase for IT security solutions of this kind. Companies benefit from lower investment costs and also cut their handling costs, as the solution is operated and monitored by the provider.

For its benchmark study, Experton investigated the portfolios, scope of accompanying measures to secure availability and confidentiality, location and end-to-end responsibility of individual providers.

In the Managed Security Services category a total of 26 providers were classified as relevant to the German market. In the assessment of portfolio attractiveness, QSC AG managed right away to match providers such as DELL and HP and fell only slightly short of sector giants like Deutsche Telekom and IBM.

“Security on the basis of QSC infrastructure is a core component of QSC’s overall portfolio, such as for TC/VPN services, outsourcing and cloud services”, wrote Experton in its evaluation and added: “QSC is also able to offer an extensive range of Managed Security Services.” The motivation continued by stating that the accompanying measures to secure availability and confidentiality, such as system stability, hotline availability and client separation, also left no wish unfulfilled.

Experton attested QSC AG high portfolio attractiveness in the “E-mail / Web Collaboration Security” category as well.

Further information can be found online at blog.qsc.de

QSC: ICT solutions for small and mid-sized enterprises
QSC AG offers small and mid-size enterprises one-stop shopping for an extensive range of ICT services: from telephony, data transfer, housing and hosting right through to IT outsourcing and IT consulting. As an SAP and Microsoft partner, QSC AG additionally possesses special expertise in the field of SAP and Microsoft implementation. Cloud services developed in house for a wide range of applications round out the portfolio. With its own cutting-edge network infrastructure, as well as TÜV- and ISO-certified data centres in Germany, QSC numbers among the leading SME providers of ICT services in Germany. The company offers both custom-tailored solutions for individual ICT needs as well as a modular product portfolio for smaller business customers and marketing partners. QSC employs a workforce of some 1,800 people and is included in the TecDAX.

FTAPI Software GmbH offers software solutions for secure business file transfers and storage. Its FTAPI SecuTransfer product is based on proprietary technology whose development was promoted by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry of Economics. Founded in 2010, the company has set new standards when it comes to securely and efficiently exchanging business files and offers absolutely consistent (end-to-end) encryption of all files. In February 2014, QSC AG acquired a 51 percent stake in FTAPI Software GmbH.

Further information is available from:

QSC AG
Arne Thull
Head of Investor Relations
Mathias-Brüggen-Str. 55
50829 Cologne
Tel.: +49 221 669-8724
E-mail: invest@qsc.de


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