InfoCert and VERIMI sign a commercial partnership to expand and strengthen digital services offered by the platform in Germany
THE AGREEMENT MAKES THE QUALIFIED ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY TO VERIMI USERS.
Rome, July 23, 2019 – InfoCert (Tinexta Group), the largest Qualified Trust Service Provider in Europe, and VERIMI, the new German digital identity platform, have announced that they have signed a business partnership aimed at issuing qualified InfoCert electronic signature certificates to users in Germany who have a digital identity issued by VERIMI.
Designed as a platform for digital identity, trust and authentication services, VERIMI offers users a Single Sign-On, cross-industry solution, with which they can register and access numerous services in various areas such as, for example, e-commerce, banking or insurance: VERIMI guarantees a convenient, secure and transparent management of their personal data on the web. VERIMI is used by customers of major companies such as Deutsche Telekom, Deutsche Bank, Postbank and Allianz.
At the same time, VERIMI – by simplifying the registration and on-boarding phases in part by integrating InfoCert technology – gives companies the opportunity to improve their relationships with their customers and increase onboarding conversion rates. In particular, thanks to the agreement with InfoCert, users and companies that choose the VERIMI platform can benefit from the additional services related to qualified electronic signatures.
The strength of VERIMI’s business plan is also the result of the solidity of its shareholder structure, which includes several important companies such as Allianz, Axel Springer, Bundesdruckerei, Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bank, Postbank, Deutsche Telekom, Lufthansa, Samsung and Volkswagen Financial Services.
Danilo Cattaneo, CEO of InfoCert (Tinexta Group) said that: “We are very pleased with the agreement signed with VERIMI. First of all, because it confirms the leadership and the capability of fully integrating, commercially and technologically, our innovative solutions into the digital services offered by our partners. Furthermore, because the choice of VERIMI – and the prestige of its shareholders – attests to the reliability of InfoCert and the role played at a European level in Digital Transformation. Finally, because this collaboration is a confirmation of our international development strategy and is a milestone in a market with an enormous potential such as the German one.”
Roland Adrian, Managing Director of Verimi commented: “The cooperation with InfoCert enables us to offer qualified electronic signatures to all Verimi users. We chose InfoCert as a reliable partner in Europe due to their distinguished reputation in the field of digital trust services. As an identity platform, Verimi is always looking to form solid partnerships with players in Europe, to offer services around the digital identity more efficiently to our users.”
InfoCert, Tinexta Group, is the largest European certification authority, active in more than twenty countries. The company provides digitization, e-Delivery, digital signature and digital preservation of documents and is an AgID-accredited digital identity manager in the SPID (Public System for Digital Identity Management) system. InfoCert invests heavily in research and development and in quality: it holds a considerable number of patents, while the ISO 9001, 27001 and 20000 quality certifications attest to its commitment at the highest levels to service delivery and security management. The InfoCert Information Security Management System is ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified for activities EA:33-35 InfoCert is the European leader in offering Digital Trust services that are fully compliant with the eIDAS Regulation (EU 910/2014) and ETSI EN 319 401 standards and seeks to increase its global growth, including through acquisitions. Since 2018, it has owned 51% of Camerfirma, one of the main Spanish certification authorities, and 50% of LuxTrust, a leading company in Digital Trust in Luxembourg. Finally, InfoCert owns 80% of the share capital of Sixtema SpA, the technology partner for CNA – Confederazione Nazionale dell’Artigianato (National Confederation of Artisans), which provides technological solutions and consultancy services to SMEs, trade associations, financial intermediaries, professional studios and institutions.
Tinexta S.p.A., listed on the STAR segment of the Milan Stock Exchange, reported the following preliminary consolidated results as at 31 December 2018: Revenues of € 240 million, EBITDA of € 66 million and net profit of € 33.1 million. Tinexta Group is among the leading operators in Italy in three business areas: Digital Trust, Credit Information & Management and Innovation & Marketing Services. The Digital Trust Business Unit, through the companies InfoCert, Visura, Sixtema, the Spanish company Camerfirma as well as the Luxembourg joint venture LuxTrust, provides products and services for digitalisation, electronic invoicing, certified electronic mail (CEM) and digital signature, in addition to services for professionals, associations and SMEs. In the Credit Information & Management Business Unit, Innolva offers services to support decision-making processes such as Chamber of Commerce and real estate information, aggregate reports, summary ratings, decision-making models, credit assessment and collection, while RE Valuta offers real estate services, including appraisals and valuations. In the Innovation & Marketing Services Business Unit, Warrant Hub is a leading provider of subsidised finance and industrial innovation, while Co.Mark provides Temporary Export Management consultancy to SMEs to support their commercial expansion. As at 31 December 2018, the Group had 1,300 employees.
Verimi is the European cross-industry identity and trusted platform. Verimi combines all functions surrounding the digital identity: secure login, identify verification, digital signatures and payment. Verimi offers highest data security and protection standards in line with European law and the self-determination of users regarding the use of their personal data. Verimi was founded in spring of 2017. The identity and trusted platform is supported by a network of thirteen international companies. The shareholder network includes Allianz, Axel Springer, Bundesdruckerei, Core, Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bank and Postbank, Deutsche Telekom, Giesecke+Devrient, Here Technologies, Lufthansa, Samsung and Volkswagen.
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