Data protection and data security in the cloud infrastructure

OpenDXM GlobalX can be used on the cloud stacks of any provider. Unlike global players such as Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Telekom, however, smaller, local providers often offer better control over which data is stored and better protection against a government’s right to demand that data be handed over, which is very broadly defined in some countries. PROSTEP therefore uses the highly secure cloud infrastructure provided by the DARZ data center ( in Darmstadt.


However, we chose a local provider not only because of geographical proximity but, first and foremost, because of the data security and availability, the extensive range of services and the cost. The DARZ is a high-security data center that has been certified by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in accordance with CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection) and is located in the building that once housed the Hesse Central Bank’s vaults. Multilevel access controls, automatic fire protection systems with multiple fire protection zones, air-conditioning technology, uninterruptible power supplies, redundantly designed server systems and a direct connection to the Internet backbone ensure the highest possible level of protection and availability of data.

The processes and methods used by PROSTEP and DARZ are subject to the strict requirements stipulated within the framework of ISO 9001 and 27001 certification and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We are also a member of the German non-profit IT Security Association (TeleTrusT) and have been awarded the coveted “IT Security made in Germany” quality seal for OpenDXM GlobalX. The software is subject to regular security checks, in the form of external penetration testing, to ensure the highest possible level of application security for the cloud service.

Original Article by Udo Hering

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