BSI IT Security Label

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Transparent security

More transparency and consumer protection when it comes to router selection: The IT Security Label identifies digital products for which manufacturers or service providers have assured compliance with security requirements of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). This creates a practical tool for consumers to find out about the security features of the labeled product before making a purchase decision. LANCOM Systems is the first manufacturer of broadband routers to be allowed to label a range of products with the new IT Security Label.

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What is the IT Security Label?

The IT Security Act 2.0 mandated the BSI to introduce a voluntary security label. The IT Security Label thus gives end users the opportunity to find out about security functionalities promised by manufacturers for networked, Internet-enabled products and services. A label with this mark can be found, for example, on the product packaging of corresponding devices. A link or an easy-to-scan QR code on the label takes users to the trusted platform of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and an overview of the device's security features, current security information, and updates.

The goal: informed, self-determined, and sound purchasing decisions.

IT Security Label with QR code of the German BSI for LANCOM 1800EF
IT Security Label of the LANCOM 1800EF

Security-relevant device properties for routers

Transparency

The manufacturer assures to provide transparent information regarding the security of the device, e.g. among other things on the firmware version and active services.

More on the topic of transparency (German language)

Access authorization

The manufacturer ensures mechanisms (e.g. password, PIN or electronic key) which guarantee that only authorized persons can access the device.

More on the topic of access authorization (German language)

Updates

The manufacturer declares to provide security updates for the device immediately when certain security vulnerabilities become known.

More on the topic updates (German language)

Encryption

The manufacturer assures that the device's communications, interactions, and certain locally stored data (e.g. login credentials) are secured with encryption procedures in accordance with the BSI's Technical Guideline ("Technische Richtlinie").

More on the topic of encryption (German language)

Data cleansing & hygiene

The manufacturer states that the device includes mechanisms to effectively erase data so that it cannot be easily recovered, e.g. a reset button.

More about data cleansing and hygiene (German language)

The BSI issues the IT Security Label if the manufacturer itself declares that a device or service meets specific, security-relevant product requirements. In doing so, the manufacturer itself verifies compliance with the relevant requirements. As a neutral body, the BSI can check compliance with the manufacturer's declaration at any time. This means that if it discovers security gaps or notices deviations from the manufacturer's declaration, the BSI can inform it and revoke the IT Security Label.

Network security made in Germany

Since its foundation, LANCOM has pursued a consistent anti-backdoor policy throughout its entire product portfolio. All LANCOM broadband routers are developed and manufactured in Germany according to the highest data protection standards. The trust mark "IT Security made in Germany" (ITSMIG) and certification by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) confirm the trustworthiness and outstanding security level.

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