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Simplifying TISAX Compliance: An Introduction

If you’re an automotive supplier or service provider, TISAX compliance has become a prerequisite for doing business with any major German automobile company. TISAX is only a few years old, and many organizations are still searching for the right approach to it.

What is TISAX and Why Does It Matter?

The Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX) provides a framework for data security verification within the German automotive industry. TISAX was introduced in 2017 and has become the standard process for demonstrating that organizations have implemented appropriate data security.

Through TISAX, companies undergo third-party assessments of their data security systems and processes and share their assessment results with customers and partners. TISAX assessments are based on requirements defined in the VDA ISA (Verband der Automobilindustrie Information Security Assessment), which itself is based on ISO 27001 standards.

TISAX assessments cover high-level corporate governance and risk management topics, as well as technical details related to data classification, encryption, and reporting. Companies that are unable to demonstrate their compliance will find it difficult or impossible to compete in the German automotive market.

How Can PKWARE Help?

Meeting the data security requirements of TISAX can be painful and time consuming. TISAX requirements are complex and multifaceted, requiring the efforts of multiple departments within an organization, along with multiple vendors, partners, and advisors. Even requirements for a single section of the guidelines—such as data security—can involve coordination between large groups of stakeholders and solutions from several different vendors.

PKWARE simplifies this by providing a wide range of capabilities. Our data-centric technology reduces workloads on IT and compliance resources and reduces the number of solutions a company needs to use to meet its obligations.

A Single, Automated Solution

Companies use PKWARE’s  endpoint protection capabilities to meet a variety of TISAX standards, including specific requirements for data classification, data protection, encryption key management, and activity logging—all from a single solution.

PKWARE has the ability to automate data security, helping to ensure that your company will constantly be within TISAX guidelines, even if new files, new systems, and new users come online.

Get started on your TISAX compliance journey today with help from PKWARE.