Ensuring digital freedom based on trust and effortless security.
Your identity belongs to you
We believe that digitization can help make cities a more attractive places to live for the people. At the same time, we believe in a digitized world where security and the protection of user data are paramount. Your identity belongs only to you!
What we aim to achieve
With our identification and authentication solution, which is highly user-friendly, secure and flexible, we enable all people and companies to move securely and effortlessly in the ever more digitized world - especially in the smart city.
XignSys GmbH was founded in 2016 as a spin-off from the Institute for Internet Security at Westfälische Hochschule and thus has a strong background in IT security. Markus Hertlein and Pascal Manaras have always conducted research under Prof. Dr. (TU NN) Dipl.-Ing. Norbert Pohlmann, the director of the institute. Together they can look back on more than 30 years of IT security experience. The drive to found XignSys GmbH has been closely linked to proving that simplicity and security are not mutually exclusive in the digital world. "On the one hand, we looked at the matter from a researcher's perspective, which gave us a clear, in-depth view of cybersecurity. However, we are also end users: if we want to have a completely digitally connected world, then it must be secure, but at the same time also effortless to use," as Hertlein recounts. XignSys has initiated a paradigm shift that on the one hand makes passwords superfluous and on the other hand secures the digital sovereignty of customers, because: In the end, digital users should be able to retain their identity, even if it resides with or is issued by companies.
Security and data protection have top priority. However, our solutions are not only available on the Internet, for example for logging on to websites. Our goal is to create a superordinate platform. After a one-time registration and merging of different identities, all kinds of services, both physical and digital, can be used. We work for a fair and secure digital world for everyone equally. To achieve this, we put the user at the center so that his or her data can be kept secure and simple. This enables digital coexistence on an equal footing, so that all people within a smart city in particular can benefit from the opportunities of digitization. Digitization by people for people, the environment and our surroundings. Everyone should be able to participate. That is our focus. Because digitization is not an end in itself.
XignSys enables secure and equitable digital participation
We put the user at the center so that their data can be kept secure and simple. In doing so, we enable equal digital participation. It is important to us that everyone benefits equally from a smart and connected city.
Data sovereignty for users: Privacy by design.
Your data belongs to you. Data sovereignty and sovereignty are not foreign words for us, but our mission.
Digital togetherness: Security by design
We work for secure digital interaction between citizens, public administrations, companies and other organizations.
Available for everyone: Usability by design
Our solution for secure digital participation is accessible to everyone.
The key to the future: Low-code and no-code integration
In smart cities and online services, we enable secure passwordless authentication for various applications.
40 employees from a wide range of areas are working on our vision of secure and equitable digital participation for all citizens in digital and real life.
"For me, a smart city means that everyone can meet at eye level and participate in it on an equal footing. Working together with such a dedicated team to get a little closer to this goal every day is outstanding."
Markus Hertlein, Co-Founder and CEO