Strong presence of GBS at this year’s it-sa Expo&Congress

For GBS, October this year was dominated by Germany’s leading security event, it-sa Expo&Congress, which took place from October 10 to 12 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center. The GBS experts engaged in a close exchange with the guests and took the opportunity to discuss innovative solutions for the newest security challenges.

As the largest and international stage, it-sa is the place to be for cybersecurity companies of any size in Germany. This year, the event saw a 30% increase in visitor interest and set a record with nearly 19.5 thousand visitors from 55 countries meeting nearly 800 exhibitors from 30 countries.

This year GBS’ participation stood under the motto “We crack the toughest nuts”, as a reference to GBS’ expertise in effectively mastering the ever-increasing complexity of technology and security. With a growing number of different technologies to implement, decentralized corporate structures, internal rules and stricter regulatory requirements, companies are finding it increasingly difficult to adequately meet their own needs. Integrating a new application often becomes a challenge. This is precisely where GBS’s flexible solutions provide a remedy by integrating seamlessly with existing technologies without compromising on features and performance.

During his presentation at it-sa “Closing the Gap: Tailored email cybersecurity beyond the standard”, Dr. Thomas Bruse, Senior Vice President at GBS, showcased what makes GBS’ iQ.Suite email security and productivity solution so versatile and adaptable to complex systems. With its modular functions, synergies between modules, independence from other systems, multi-tenancy and advanced features, the solution stands as a meaningful complement or even replacement for the built-in security measures of systems such as Microsoft.

Email encryption and signature management stood out as the two subjects that drew a great number of it-sa visitors to the GBS booth throughout the event’s intense networking and information exchange. The topic of email Data Loss Prevention also generated strong interest, especially among companies that frequently send sensitive data in their email communications and seek measures to prevent it from accidentally, unknowingly or intentionally falling into the wrong hands. In addition, more companies are planning security awareness trainings for the coming year to mitigate their employees’ vulnerability to phishing and other social engineering threats.