Atos manages security for dm-drogerie markt through Evidian solutions

  • Solutions for authentication and single sign-on facilitate registration in the back office of branches and increase security level
  • KuppingerCole awards dm for identity and access management (IAM) with the European Identity & Cloud Award 2016

Munich, 09 June 2016

Atos, an international leader in digital services, supports drugstore company dm-drogerie markt with comprehensive security solutions. dm-drogerie market uses the Evidian solution Enterprise Single Sign-On (E-SSO) for personalized authentication processes, which is user-friendly and enables secure login processes. Evidian's solutions are part of the Bull portfolio, the Atos brand for technology products and software.

The contract will improve operational efficiency for up to 50,000 dm-employees at over 3,000 locations across Europe. It not only offers a strong authentication via RFID badge in combination with a password, but once the employee has logged in they don’t have to type the password each and every time. He then has access to all applications available to him. Thus, the store employees have no complicated registration processes in their workflows.

The access rights to the solution are managed centrally, are transparent and can be tailored - so that employees have access to all systems necessary for them. The rights are provided and processed dynamically from the existing system. This reduces the administrative workload and ensures necessary compliance requirements are fulfilled.

"What convinced us about the Evidian solution from Atos was that it has been seamlessly integrated into our existing IT environment and that the partnership is characterized by close cooperation. User experiences for our employees improves and at the same time we meet current safety requirements", says Andreas Gessner, responsible for IAM topics at dm-drogerie markt. "We plan to implement this solution in more than 3,000 stores, thus promoting a unified access and registration management."

"The safe, fast and effective access to corporate data is a critical component of business success. Especially for a decentralized corporate structure, the IT infrastructure has to fulfill special requirements. The protection of data is a top priority. We are therefore pleased that dm relies on our solutions for Authentication and Single Sign-On", says Winfried Holz, CEO of Atos Germany.

At this year's European Identity & Cloud Conference dm-drogerie markt received an European Identity & Cloud Award for its IAM project for their integration of a SSO solution and the use of RFID for authenticating. The award confirms the innovative character of these solutions since according to Kuppinger Cole such IAM concepts in retail are yet exceptional.

About Bull

Bull is the Atos brand for its technology products and software, which are today distributed in over 50 countries worldwide. With a rich heritage of over 80 years of technological innovation, 2000 patents and a 700 strong R&D team supported by the Atos Scientific Community, it offers products and value-added software to assist clients in their digital transformation, specifically in the areas of Big Data and Cybersecurity. Bull is the European leader in HPC and its products include bullx, the energy-efficient supercomputer; bullion, one of the most powerful x86 servers in the world developed to meet the challenges of Big Data; Evidian, the software security solutions for identity and access management; Trustway, the hardware security module and Hoox, the ultra-secure smartphone. Bull is part of Atos.

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About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.


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