VS-NfD: Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity Secret Protection

VS-NfD: Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity secret protection

Classified information and classification levels in the economy & for the public sector

VS-NfD approval by the BSI and "IT-Security made in Germany

Classified information is facts, objects or knowledge (documents, data carriers, technical equipment or devices) for which there is a need for secrecy in the public interest is and which is classified by an official body.

The classification level in question is determined by the consequences that could arise if unauthorized persons obtain knowledge of the classified information.

High security for classified information

Learn more about BSI-compliant solutions for public authorities and classified enterprises!

Examples of classification levels in Germany


Documents of security audits, security documentation, special instructions, duty rosters, computer network protocols, government agencies


In other words, foreign policy negotiating positions, information on critical infrastructures, plans of computer networks and configuration data of government agencies


Information on electronic warfare or parts of the German Federal Armed Forces alarm plan, documents of critical infrastructures, crypto data for the encryption of VS from the level VS CONFIDENTIAL


The overall alarm plan of the German Federal Armed Forces, the effect of decisive weapon systems, the information volume of the Federal Intelligence Service (BND)

Cybersecurity solutions in accordance with BSI guidelines in government agencies and companies to secrecy protection

We protect public institutions and companies with our cybersecurity solutions. The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) grants approval for the classification level VS, NATO RESTRICTED and EU RESTRICTED (national).

Webinar recording: Secure remote workstation with R&S®Trusted VPN Client

Webinar recording: Secure remote workstation with R&S®Trusted VPN Client

Due to current events, the focus will be on information security in crises, secure home office concepts and security in cloud environments.

In our webinar recording we explain among other things

  • How this can be solved completely software-based and hardware-independent.
  • Which specifications our cryptographic procedures and security mechanisms meet.
  • How we secure access.

(The webinar is only available in German)

Learn in our webinar how home office can be secured with the first VS-NfD approved VPN client

More information about cybersecurity solutions and classified information


Poster: High security for classified information

Our solutions protect public institutions and enterprises, enabling sensitive or classified data communications, disk encryption, IPsec-based encryption, and high-speed Ethernet and IP encryption.

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Ransomware - The holistic 10-point plan for prevention

The holistic 10-point plan for ransomware prevention

During the Corona pandemic, many companies and government agencies around the world turned to remote work and home office employees virtually "overnight" - to which cybercriminals increasingly responded with phishing and ransomware attacks.

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White Paper: Powerful and secure data transmission

White Paper: Powerful and secure data transmission

The introduction of cybersecurity solutions in companies is sometimes regarded as a necessary evil. IT security is often not seen as an integral part of the value added chain and is thus deemed an unnecessary expense.

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Webinar: VS-NfD and Home office

Webinar: VS-NfD and Home office

What are the risks of home office? How can you let your employees work mobile and at home in a highly secure way? What do government agencies and government organizations need to consider?

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What is a classified document (VS)?

Classified information is information of public interest for the protection of the welfare of a state, facts, objects or findings requiring secrecy, regardless of their form of presentation.

What is the relevance of VS-NfD in cybersecurity?

If classified information is processed with IT systems, cybersecurity quickly becomes relevant. Depending on the level of secrecy, authorities and companies that are subject to secrecy protection must take protective measures to ensure the availability, integrity and confidentiality of classified information. These include technical and organizational measures such as access and access control, deletion and destruction of data and data backup.

Which IT security products and systems from Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity are BSI approved?

The only BSI-approved pure software VPN client R&S®Trusted VPN Client, the hard disk encryption R&S®Trusted Disk, the IPsec-based encryption solution R&S®Trusted VPN, the mobile platform for smartphones and tablets R&S®Trusted Mobile, encryption layer 2 R&S®SITLine ETH NG and R&S®SITLine ETH, encryption layer 3 R&S®SITLine IP (up to: VS, EU: RESTREINT UE / EU RESTRICTED, NATO RESTRICTED).

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