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TMCNet:  KOBIL Systems adds Thomas Balgheim to its Advisory Board; IT security specialist to develop growth further

[February 10, 2014]

KOBIL Systems adds Thomas Balgheim to its Advisory Board; IT security specialist to develop growth further

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Worms -- With over 25 years of experience, the IT security specialist KOBIL Systems is a pioneer and trendsetter in the field of data security and digital identity. The manufacturer believes that the new developments in the AST and mIDentity product families will provide an opportunity for stronger expansion and to unlock new sales channels and markets.

Based on his experience as a manager at international software and consultancy companies such as SAP and PwC, and most recently as CEO of NTT Data EMEA, Balgheim is a freelance consultant who focuses on supporting technology companies as they grow and become international.

The owner-managed security company KOBIL is an internationally active business that specialised in safeguarding digital applications from early on. A range of incidents in recent years, most recently the NSA hacking scandal, have allowed KOBIL to enjoy increasing success with its range of security products and to continually expand its knowledge advantage.

"I am delighted that Mr Balgheim is contributing his experience and expertise and closely supporting the company's expansion as a new member of the KOBIL Advisory Board, thus assuring the company's success in the long term," said Ismet Koyun, founder and owner of KOBIL. "With this know-how and the latest technological developments, the company will become a trendsetter in the field of identity processing, administering and managing virtual identities," said Balgheim. The two men both believe that this close cooperation is also a sign that they view the dynamism of the current topic in the same way and want to shape the future together.

About KOBIL Systems KOBIL Systems is a market leader and trendsetter for highly convenient IT security solutions with a focus in the area of secure digital identities. KOBIL stands for secure data, secure communication and secure authentication on every computer worldwide. Founded in 1986, KOBIL Group based in Worms, Germany, is the only manufacturer worldwide with a fully developed product line for IT-Security. As a pioneer in the area of cryptography, smart card technology and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure, digital identities) and in the area of Security for mobile platforms as Android or iPhone ec. KOBIL's products have become today's recognized standard for secure digital identities. The full research and development of the products is made in Germany. KOBIL has 40 percent of the staff involved in R&D. KOBIL applications comply with international standards such as USB, NFC, ISO 14443, EMV-CAP, ISO 7816, ISO 9001 and the German Act for Digital Signature. KOBIL products also support common technology standards which make it very simple to integrate them into existing IT infrastructures. IT security solutions by KOBIL are mobile, flexible and user friendly, and are used in a variety of different industries. Many banks and corporations rely on KOBIL technologies, such as Deutsche Telekom, Datev, Commerzbank, Aareal Bank, DekaBank Luxembourg, Banque de Luxembourg, Sparkassen, Volksbanken, Deutsche Postbank, Migrosbank, Valiant Bank, Hypothekarbank Lenzburg, Berner Kantonalbank, ING Bank, Raiffeisenbank International, UBS, Socit Gnrale, BBVA, Santander, Yapi Kredi, Akbank, Isbank, German parliament and German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

KOBIL USA expanded into North America with KOBIL USA's headquarters established in San Francisco in January 2012.

Susanne Mey, M. A.

Press Relations KOBIL Systems GmbH Pfortenring 11 67547 Worms Tel: +49 (0) 6241 3004 28 Fax: +49 (0) 6241 3004 80 E-Mail: public-relations@kobil.com Web: www.kobil.com .

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