Successful Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX) Audits at PROSTEP AG

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December 28, 2020

Darmstadt, December 2020 – The ever increasing level of networking in the automotive industry means that information security plays a key role when it comes to organizing business relationships. The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has defined uniform requirements for this purpose and compliance is checked by means of regular audits: Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange, or TISAX for short. Last year the PLM consulting and software company PROSTEP was certified in accordance with TISAX and it has since extended the scope of this certification. In addition to company headquarters in Darmstadt, the branch offices in Berlin and Munich have recently also passed their TISAX audits with flying colors.

TISAX certification provides an important foundation for business relationships at numerous automobile manufacturers and automotive suppliers. It ensures that business partners comply with certain security standards when handling confidential and personal data. This applies to both the physical security of the premises and employees' awareness of the issue of data security and to the protection of the IT infrastructure against cyber attacks. The TISAX audit is based on the Information Security Assessment (ISA) developed by the VDA, a uniform catalog of questions that companies can use to assess their level of maturity in a variety of areas relating to information security. The actual certification process is carried out by independent service providers accredited by the ENX Association. The organization, which comprises European automobile manufacturers, suppliers and automotive associations, also monitors the quality of the assessments and the results.

At PROSTEP, TISAX certification is just one of many components that ensure reliable business processes and the compliant handling of confidential and personal data. During the course of a multi-day assessment, the auditors recently also verified compliance with the quality requirements relating to business processes (ISO 9001), the requirements relating to information security (ISO 27001), which serve as the basis for TISAX, and the data protection provisions according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR or DSGVO in the German terminology). Thanks to PROSTEP's many years of experience with the certification processes and the excellent preparatory work performed for the audits, there was no cause for complaint. The auditors praised the excellent implementation of the DSVGO requirements in particular.

"We passed the audits with flying colors, even though the TISAX requirements and the inclusion of additional locations meant that the review was performed in greater depth than in the past," says Dr. Rainer Bugow, Chief Technology Officer at PROSTEP. "Successful TISAX certification enables us to take account of the growing data security requirements of our customers in the automotive industry and create a basis for collaboration in joint PLM development projects that is based on trust."


About PROSTEP AG
PROSTEP AG is recognized as a partner to the leading manufacturing companies worldwide. We count the top companies in this industry among our customers. PROSTEP is an independent consulting and solution development company, but also supplies ready-made product solutions. Our strength lies in a combination of industry-specific expertise, process know-how and technological competence. We offer our customers competent consultancy services, a comprehensive range of other services, and innovative solutions covering every aspect of product lifecycle management.

The PROSTEP Group has a current headcount of more than 280 in Germany, Poland and the USA. In addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Munich, Saarbrücken, Sindelfingen, Stuttgart and Wolfsburg, as well as in Wroclaw (Poland) and in Birmingham, Michigan (USA).


About PROSTEP, Inc.
PROSTEP, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PROSTEP AG and is located in the hub of the US automotive industry, Troy, MI. PROSTEP is a leading vendor-independent PLM consulting firm for the discrete manufacturing industry specializing in PLM
integration and 
PLM migration with leading PLM vendors.  PROSTEP has solutions for the following migration scenarios: Windchill to Teamcenter, Windchill to 3DEXPERIENCE, Windchill to Windchill, Teamcenter to Windchill, Teamcenter to 3DEXPERIENCE, Teamcenter to Teamcenter, 3DEXPERIENCE to Teamcenter, 3DEXPERIENCE to Windchill, and 3DEXPERIENCE to 3DEXPERIENCE migrations. .  With 250+ employees throughout and 20+ years of experience, PROSTEP specializes in digital transformation solutions with digital thread and digital twin initiatives, PLM consultingPLM strategy, and engineering solutions in automotive plmaerospace plm and shipbuilding plm. PROSTEP are experts in providing leading global manufacturing companies with the support they require for designing and optimizing their internal and cross-enterprise development processes.
Contact:
Joseph Lopez, Marketing
Joseph.Lopez@prostep.com, (248) 247-1007