Team idgard 2022
We are uniscon

We create trust through security

With idgard as a product of uniscon GmbH – a subsidiary of TÜV SÜD – we develop secure cloud solutions for companies with the highest demands.

idgard Team

Our vision

The future of digital work is cloud collaboration. With idgard, we make it compliant with privacy protection, so every company and every organisation can network, communicate and collaborate securely.

Our vision is to become the most trusted global platform for secure content collaboration and hereby to allow everyone the opportunity to benefit from cloud collaboration – to write new success stories without being exposed to the risks of the cloud.

That’s why we enable uncompromising, secure cloud-based work. Everywhere and every time.

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What we stand for

Our values: never negotiable.

Trust, integrity, and confidentiality are the backbone of collaboration between people and businesses in a connected world. We provide the platform to instantly enable everyone, across all industries, to conduct business with the confidence that their content is safe, during all stages of the data lifecycle.

We always develop idgard with ease of use in mind. To make cloud collaboration easy, efficient and barrier-free for everyone.

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How we develop

Our goal: Privacy by Design.

idgard paves the way to the digital future for companies and organisations where data protection and confidentiality are paramount. This is ensured by our three pillars of security: patented Sealed Cloud Technology, independent certifications and operation in modern high security data centers. Inadequate security should no longer be an obstacle to cloud collaboration for anyone.

Our development team does its best for this. It currently consists of around 80 developers who are constantly optimising idgard as a premium product in ​​secure cloud collaboration.

uniscon in numbers





awards and memberships



experienced and talented employees at uniscon


nationalities in the team


employees at the parent company TÜV SÜD



Founding of uniscon GmbH


The first idgard version is tested


Sealed Cloud is the winner of the BMWi’s Trusted Cloud tender


official launch of idgard at CeBIT


Official launch of idgard for business customers at CeBIT


idgard becomes Cloud Leader Germany of the Experton Group


idgard receives TCDP protection class III


uniscon becomes a subsidiary of TÜV SÜD


uniscon achieves 3rd place in Technology Fast 50


Sealed Cloud Receives 1st Place Data Center Award


idgard receives a grade of 1.5 in the .com Professional comparison


idgard is the winner of the Professional User Rating Digital Solutions in the file sharing contest

The leading team

The uniscon GmbH management team around Karl Altmann (CEO), Jens Schmalz (CFO), Ansgar Dirkmann (Head of Sales), Markus Kieslich (VP Marketing & Inside Sales), Julia Kessel (HR Director) and Jörg Marcus Horn (CPO) combine decades of expertise in IT security, software, product and business development – in leading positions in Germany and worldwide.

As an agile team with a strong mindset for innovative ideas, we take security in the cloud to a new level.

Karl Altmann

Karl Altmann – CEO uniscon GmbH

The experienced IT security specialist Karl Altmann has been leading the business of uniscon GmbH since March 2018. He counts on two decades of professional experience in the IT security sector and is considered a practice-oriented manager with extensive sales experience. Among other things, Mr Altmann was Area Vice President of the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) at Imperva, a leading provider of data and application security solutions. Before that he was a co-founder of SINUUM GmbH, a value-added distributor for security solutions. He also served as President and CEO for the cybersecurity company Microdasys in the US and Europe


Jörg Marcus Horn – CPO uniscon GmbH

Cybersecurity expert Jörg Marcus Horn joined uniscon in April 2019 and became Chief Product Officer a year later. He has been working in the IT sector for more than 20 years, including over 18 years at Utimaco, a provider of high security technologies.

His areas of expertise include business and sales development. With his extensive experience, he is responsible for the strategic development of the Secure Content Collaboration Platform idgard.

Jens Schmalz

Jens Schmalz – CFO uniscon GmbH

Since 2019, Jens Schmalz is with uniscon in his role as Chief Financial Officer and authorised offer. Overall Jens has 17 years of experience in the financial sector including prior roles in the Corporate Finance Department of Deutsche Bank and Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of TUV SUD.

His responsibilities comprise finance, accounting, legal, tax and commercial operations.