SFS to strengthen its security infrastructure with AdNovum’s NEVIS

Office Building SFS
Office Building SFS

SFS has chosen AdNovum’s NEVIS Security Suite to enhance its security concept. To this end, the technology group extends its strategic partnership with the Swiss software company AdNovum for another seven years. The new solution will enable SFS to improve existing operations and to quickly respond to new customer requirements.


SFS, a globally leading supplier of mechanical fastening systems, assemblies, precision molded parts and logistics solutions based in Switzerland, intensifies its cooperation with the Swiss software company AdNovum, extending the partnership for another seven years. The technology group has been using AdNovum’s NEVIS Security Suite as a basis for its B2B security infrastructure since 2013 – not only for access management, but also for the management of external user identities. NEVIS has been seamlessly integrated into the existing process landscape.

By intensifying the strategic partnership, SFS will be provided with a solution that offers numerous benefits:  For example, higher scalability makes it easier to ensure operation. The DevOps platform nevisAdmin 4 makes it possible to automatically deploy predefined use cases with a minimal configuration effort. SFS will be able to provide new digital offerings in a faster, more agile and reliable way and to respond more dynamically to different load situations, e.g. following marketing activities. In addition, the new solution allows for active-active operation. Configuration updates can thus be deployed without downtime during official working hours and without weekend interventions.


Responding quickly to customer requirements

Patrick Bichler, Head of IT Infrastructure at SFS: «The contract extension with AdNovum is a key investment in the strengthening of our security concept. We have tried and tested the NEVIS Security Suite and therefore continue to use this innovative solution. It allows us to further improve existing operation and to quickly respond to customer requirements.»

Stephan Schweizer, Chief Product Officer NEVIS at AdNovum: «Security, availability and efficiency are particularly important when it comes to critical processes. They are the key to a profitable and sustainable business. We are proud to support SFS and to take our long-standing partnership to the next level by signing this contract.»


About SFS Group

SFS is a worldwide leading supplier of mechanical fastening systems and precision molded parts. SFS Group AG comprises the three segments Engineered Components, Fastening Systems and Distribution & Logistics, which represent the respective business models. In the Engineered Components segment, SFS acts as a development and manufacturing partner for customer-specific precision molded parts, fastening solutions and assemblies. Engineered Components appears on the market with the four divisions of Automotive, Electronics, Industrial and Medical. The Fastening Systems segment, consisting of two divisions, Construction and Riveting, develops, produces and sells application-optimized mechanical fastening systems. In the Distribution & Logistics segment, SFS is a leading partner for fasteners, tools, fittings and innovative logistics solutions in Switzerland. With its more than 80 distribution and production facilities, the SFS Group is represented worldwide in 26 countries. In the business year 2018, with around 10’000 employees (FTE), it generated sales of 1’738.6 mio. Swiss francs.



AdNovum’s NEVIS Security Suite

The NEVIS Security Suite is the security solution of the renowned Swiss software company AdNovum. NEVIS has been protecting the portals of banks, insurances and authorities for over 20 years, and is deployed by companies around the world today. The NEVIS Security Suite is Switzerland's market leader for identity and access management and protects over 80% of all e-banking transactions. In the Softshell Vendor Report 2019, NEVIS received gold again, the highest award for its presence in the DACH region. Also in 2019, the NEVIS Security Suite was FIDO certified, and KuppingerCole named AdNovum product leader for NEVIS in its Leadership Compass «Access Management and Federation».

The Swiss software company AdNovum offers its customers comprehensive support in the fast and secure digitization of existing business processes and the implementation of new business ideas from consulting and conception to implementation and operation. AdNovum's customer base includes renowned companies from the finance, insurance, telecommunications, manufacturing and logistics industries as well as several federal offices and cantons.

AdNovum was founded in 1988. At our headquarters in Zurich and our offices in Bern, Lausanne, Budapest, Lisbon, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore, we employ over 600 staff today. In Germany, NEVIS is represented by NEVIS Security GmbH in Munich.


www.nevis-security.ch / www.nevis-security.de
Twitter: @AdNovum / @NevisSecSuite


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Stephan Schweizer, Chief Product Officer NEVIS
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Patrick Bichler, Head of IT Infrastructure SFS
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SFS Group AG

Claude Stadler
Rosenbergsaustrasse 8, 9435 Heerbrugg
Phone +41 71 727 51 85

AdNovum Informatik AG

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Roentgenstrasse 22, 8005 Zurich
Phone +41 44 272 61 11