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 SpA

InfoCert, Tinexta Group, is the largest European Certification Authority, active in over twenty countries. The company provides services of digitization, eDelivery, Digital Signature and digital storage of documents and is an accredited AgID manager of digital identity in the context of SPID (Public System for the management of Digital Identity). InfoCert invests significantly in research and development and quality: it holds a significant number of patents while the ISO 9001, 27001 and 20000 quality certifications testify to its commitment to the highest levels of service delivery and security management. The InfoCert Information Security Management System is ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified for EA:33-35 activities. InfoCert is a European leader in the offer of Digital Trust services that fully comply with the requirements of the eIDAS Regulation (EU Regulation 910/2014) and ETSI EN 319 401 standards, and aims to increasingly expand internationally, also through acquisitions. Since 2018, it has held 51% of Camerfirma, one of Spain’s leading certification authorities, and 50% of LuxTrust, the leading Digital Trust company in Luxembourg. Finally, InfoCert owns 80% of the shares of Sixtema SpA, the technology partner of the CNA world (National Confederation of Crafts and Small and Medium Sized businesses), which provides technology solutions and consulting services to SMEs, trade associations, financial intermediaries, professional firms and institutions.

Tinexta Group

Tinexta S.p.A., listed on the STAR segment of the Milan Stock Exchange, reported the following consolidated preliminary results as of 31 December 2018: Revenues of €402 million, EBITDA of €66 million and Net profit of €33,1 million. Tinexta Group is one of the leading operators in Italy in its three business areas: Digital Trust, Credit Information & Management e Innovation & Marketing Services. The Digital Trust Business Unit provides, through the companies InfoCert, Visura, Sixtema, the Spanish company Camerfirma and the Luxembourg joint venture LuxTrust, products and services for digitisation, electronic invoicing, certified e-mail (PEC) and digital signatures as well as services for professionals, associations and SMEs. In the Credit Information and Management Business Unit, Innolva provides services to support decision-making processes such as corporate financial statements and real estate information, aggregate reports, summary ratings, decision models, credit assessment and recovery, while RE Valuta offers real estate services, including appraisals and ratings. In the Innovation & Marketing Services Business Unit, Warrant Hub is leader in consultancy in subsidized finance and industrial innovation, while Co.Mark provides Temporary Export Management consultancy to SMEs to support them in their commercial expansion. As of December 31, 2018, the Group had approximately 1,300 employees.

VERIMI GmbH

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.

For further information:

InfoCert
Press Relations Advisor BMP Communication for InfoCert team.infocert@bmpcomunicazione.it Pietro Barrile +393207008732 – Michela Mantegazza +393281225838 – Francesco Petrella +393452731667 www.infocert.it
Tinexta S.p.A.
Corporate & Financial Communications Lawrence Y. Kay lawrence.kay@tinexta.com Carla Piro Mander Tel. +39 06 42 01 26 31 carla.piro@tinexta.com Media Advisor Barabino & Partners S.p.A. Foro Buonaparte, 22 – 20121 Milano Tel.: +39 02 7202 3535 Stefania Bassi: +39 335 6282 667 s.bassi@barabino.it Specialist Intermonte SIM S.p.A. Corso V. Emanuele II, 9 – 20122 Milano Tel.: +39 02 771151
VERIMI
Press Office Tobias Enke, Public Relations Manager Mobile +49 151 538 880 19 tobias.enke@verimi.com www.verimi.com