Munich-based cloud service provider Retarus has successfully completed the TISAX audit, certifying the processing of information for the automotive sector in compliance with high security requirements. TISAX, which stands for “Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange”, was developed by the automobile industry as a common standard for information security. It aims to ensure that all participants in the value chain have similar levels of IT security.

Retarus was able meet the requirements during the very first assessment cycle. The assessors from the inspection organization TÜV SÜD were moreover able to certify that the Munich-based company has a very high level of security for the processing of information in the cloud.

In future, the TISAX assessment will form the basis for the automobile industry to work together with suppliers with a high degree of trust and confidence. TISAX was developed by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), whose members based the catalog of requirements on the international industry standard ISO/IEC 27001, adapting them to the automotive sector. One substantial benefit for both manufacturers and suppliers is that they will no longer need to audit TISAX-certified suppliers themselves, making it possible for them to shift new processes to modern cloud services more quickly than before.

“We are proud to have had no difficulty in successfully completing the TISAX audit in the very first assessment cycle, confirming that Retarus meets the full range of sector-specific compliance and security standards required by the automotive industry”, says Martin Hager, founder and CEO at Retarus. “This means that we are providing OEMs and suppliers with real added value.”

In addition, the company’s SOC 2 certification documents the security, reliability and availability of processes at Retarus. The company has also achieved certifications relevant to other sectors requiring high levels of security, for instance HIPAA for the healthcare sector or PCI-DSS, and soon Retarus will be adding HITRUST to the list. Above and beyond certifications, Retarus also has its own stringent system of internal controls audited by a renowned corporate auditing, tax and consulting firm on a regular basis. The Munich-based provider of cloud services also makes it possible for customers to examine its data centers and processes at any time using their own auditors.

About Retarus

With its outstanding solutions and services, intelligent infrastructure, and patented technology, Retarus manages communication for companies worldwide. Retarus’ state-of-the-art technologies, highly available data centers, and innovative cloud messaging platform offer maximum security, maximum performance, and business continuity. With experience in steering information flows at the enterprise level, Retarus ensures that information is transferred securely and reliably to the right place, at the right time, in the right format—since 1992 and with now 15 subsidiaries on four continents. 25 percent of S&P100 companies as well as numerous Fortune 500 companies in the banking, finance and healthcare sectors rely on Retarus’ services. Longstanding customers include Adidas, Amer Sports, athenahealth, Bayer, BNP Paribas, Bosch, Continental, Cubic Corporation, DHL, Fujitsu, Geico, Goldman Sachs, John Deere, J.P.Morgan, LabCorp, Merck, Petronas, PSA, Sony, and Zeiss.

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