Cloud computing is today the hottest topic at many IT departments. Current research shows the increasing popularity of cloud solutions among companies and organizations. They expect more flexibility, less costs and therefore enhanced competitiveness. This is why companies outsource company data and applications to a central cloud.

Simultaneously, with respect to increased demand, cloud service providers have to ensure that they keep their promise of high-availability and data security. In this way alone can they be successful in the long-term? An absolutely necessary condition is the multi-tenant capability of the software used: customer data need to be reliably secured.

HOB GmbH & Co. KG offers with its HOB RD VPN a trustworthy solution.

Isolated Access to Company Data

When dealing with cloud computing in particular, the need for isolated storage of data and applications is immense. Formerly, this problem was solved through segmentation with separated hardware for the individual data and application packages.

But what if data from many customers is centrally stored? Mr. Brandstaetter, CEO of HOB GmbH & Co. KG knows: “In this case, a secure, multi-tenant capable software solution allows for the desired separation of central company data and applications. Such software treats every single client as an organizationally closed entity. Access to another party’s data or administration is never possible. The software can be individually configured and adapted for every single client.” Moreover, individual users may receive specific roles and rights that determine who has access to what in a very granular way.

Multi-Tenant Capable Software for Cloud Service Providers

Cloud computing is still viewed critically by companies: How safe are the data in a cloud in reality? Can someone with a high amount of criminal energy gain illegal access to it? Is one customer’s data really stored separately from that of other customers? These are only some of the questions that companies are critically regarding.

If cloud service providers want to be successful in the long-term and gain trust from their customers, secure and reliable software is a must. Only by establishing a relationship of trust may customers be committed to the provider in the long-term. Regarding data storage, an isolated storage of each customer’s data by using multi-tenant capable software is tremendously important. If data get lost, this affects not only the provider’s image: legal consequences may put a huge burden on the provider’s shoulders, as well.

Multi-Client Use with HOB RD VPN Made Easy

The new remote access solution HOB RD VPN supports cloud service providers in the implementation of secure, flexible and comprehensive access to centrally stored company data and applications in a cloud. With this, the customer can access his data at any time, from anywhere, and with any device. HOB RD VPN is, of course, multi-tenant capable. Different domains for Kerberos/LDAP may be defined: In this way, complex structures can be implemented and administered. Various customers may jointly use a single system without endangering individual data security.

HOB GmbH & Co. KG

HOB GmbH & Co KG is part of the Brandstätter Group, which also owns Playmobil and other companies. HOB GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1964 as an electronics concern, by Horst Brandstätter.

HOB began developing software and terminals for IBM Mainframe computers in 1981. In 1983, HOB brought the world’s first multi-session terminal for Mainframes onto the market, the HOB 78E terminal.

Up until 2001, the company produced hard- and software mainly for IBM Mainframes. With the advent of PC’s, terminal hardware sales dropped and, in 2001, HOB discontinued production of the multi-session terminals. Since then, HOB produces pure software solutions providing secure remote connectivity for a range of computer operating systems.

HOB is an internationally active company that delivers software to a variety of customers in the financial, aerospace, health care, education, government and other sectors. HOB software is available in a variety of languages.

Story Highlights:
  • Headquartered in Cadolzburg Germany, HOB employs about 100 people. In addition to this, HOB also has branch offices in France, Austria, the U.S.A. and Malta, as well as a network of distributors and resellers all over the world.
  • HOB Software Solutions are deployed in more than 3,000 enterprises from the banking, insurance, public administration, governmental agencies, hospitals and industrial sectors.