G Data presents security firsts at CeBIT 2010

The inventor of virus protection starts its anniversary year in Hanover

02/18/2010 | Bochum 

25 years ago, the Hanover trade fair was the initial impetus for the founding of the world's most successful provider of security solutions, G Data. Just one year later the innovative company was present at the first CeBIT displaying its first innovative products. The highlight of this year's trade fair is G Data EndpointProtection, a corporate solution, which not only provides proven malware protection but also considerably increases productivity and legal security. G Data is also presenting the new 2011 generation of its successful home user software. The 650 square meter G Data arena is located in hall 11, stand D 35.

"Investigations have shown that 2/3 of corporate Internet traffic is of purely private nature and has nothing whatsoever to do with the company's business. Aside from the legal risks, the estimated economic damage resulting from non-productive work time in Germany is estimated at well over 50 billion euros. Companies need a policy, plus G Data EndpointProtection. The new corporate solution not only provides effective protection against malware, it also ensures effective implementation of the corporate policy. You prevent use of USB sticks or other such devices and unwanted programs such as games or file sharing software. You also define, who, when and which web content can be surfed. The advantages are better legal security and a huge increase in productivity. The decision to debut our new business flagship at CeBIT 2010 shows what a high level of significance we attach to Hanover as a trade fair location," explains Dr Dirk Hochstrate, Board Member of G Data Software AG, talking about participation at CeBIT.

The security world is the guest performer at the G Data arena
Once again, the 650 square metres of the G Data arena will be promoted to the IT security centre. In daily panel discussions with selected expert guests, the German security developer will be discussing the very latest topics such as the laying of IT security traps, attack scenarios used against businesses, the dangers of Web 2.0 or how online criminals make money out of stolen data. Amongst others, G Data has been able to attract representatives from eco, the Association of the German Internet Industry, from the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, XING, the Federal Criminal Police Office as well as specialist IT journalists. The panel will be chaired by the well-rehearsed duo from the German television program ComputerClub2, Wolfgang Back & Wolfgang Rudolph.
The arena talks, each lasting one hour, will take place daily at 4 pm from the 2nd to the 5th March 2010 in the G Data arena in hall 11, stand D35.


G Data Press Conference
The G DATA press conference will take place on the 2nd March 2010 from 12.00 midday until 1 pm in the Convention Center, room 11. During the course of the press conference, G Data will be presenting a detailed preview of its CeBIT highlights:

  • G Data EndpointProtection
  • G Data Desktop Generation 2011

Following the press conference, Dr Dirk Hochstrate, G DATA Board Member (CTO) will be available for discussions and interviews.

G Data is 25: a global company starts life as a student venture:

1985       The ATARI ST, revolutionary for its time, is presented at the Hanover trade fair. Impressed with the technology and possibilities of the new home computer, the computer science students Kai Figge and Frank Kühn (†), decide to develop ATARI application software and in the same year found G Data. By the end of 1985, the pioneers are already selling their first, self-developed programs.
1986       CeBIT is born and G Data presents its first virus protection concept for the ATARI computer at the trade fair premiere.
1987       G Data develops numerous innovative programs for the ATARI ST, including the world's first virus protection program, the G Data AntiVirusKit.
1990       The growth in personal computer use races ahead. G Data begins to develop software for MS-DOS. One of the first projects is the development of a powerful virus protection program with a graphical user interface.
1991        G Data grows continuously and offers a wide spectrum of different software programs for ATARI ST.
1992       Alongside virus protection programs, G Data develops numerous application software packages for MS-DOS and Windows. One of the most successful products is the route planner, Powerroute.
1995       Opening of the first foreign subsidiary in Poland
2000       Conversion to a public company with G Data employees becoming shareholders in the company. Today, the majority share stake still belongs to the employees and company founders.
2001       Entry to the network and business market with G Data AntiVirus Business and AntiVirus Enterprise.
2002       G Data develops DoubleScan technology and becomes the first producer to use two virus engines in parallel within its products.
2003       Going international: Japanese market debut
2004       G Data show their CeBIT innovation G Data InternetSecurity.

Ahead of its time, G Data is the first company in the world to integrate cloud security technology in its range of protection programs. OutbreakShield provides content-independent, real-time protection against spam and unknown computer malware.

The Stiftung Warentest (German consumer group award) nominates G Data InternetSecurity as the best security package.

Going international: opening of subsidiaries in France and Italy

2006        The level of computer malware continues to rise and G Data reacts with hourly signature updates so that G Data customers are quickly protected against new malware.
2007       Stiftung Warentest: for the second time in a row G Data InternetSecurity 2010 wins first place in the large benchmarking test of the famous consumer magazine.

CeBIT premiere 2007: G Data TotalCare

2008       Market debut of a special notebook security solution: G Data NotebookSecurity is a powerful all-in-one solution that combines virus protection, backup and encryption technology.
2009       G Data security solutions are available worldwide in more than 60 countries. With market entries in South America, Russia, South Africa and China, G Data continues its successful expansion policy.
2010       G Data celebrates its 25th company anniversary

CeBIT premiere: G Data EndpointProtection



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