genua is an Expert for the Protection of Complex and Critical Digital Infrastructures of Companies and Public Organizations.

Our Guiding Principle

The competent mastery of tasks faced by society as well as the establishment of new business models and the use of future technologies are based on an effective protection of digital infrastructures. A high level of IT security is necessary for laying the foundation for making courageous and creative decisions and for finding innovative solutions and opportunities in a dynamic world that is full of surprises and disruptions.  

As an IT security company of the German federal government, we have a special responsibility for ensuring the information security for the citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany. We play an active role in shaping the technological and political framework conditions here for a secure information society. Our mission is to continuously improve central fields of activity in the digital transformation through our expertise.

To accomplish this, we combine a global perspective of the trends in IT security with intensively applied research, continuous further development of our products and solutions as well as excellent craftsmanship.

Our work here is guided by non-negotiable principles: integrity, reliability, sustainability, and commitment to employees and location. These values also define the framework for our company growth. With our ideas and products, we are continually improving security in the digital world. We provide no backdoors, but rather place top priority on a responsible collaboration. After all, we are convinced that technological potentials should be utilized and improved – we are working on this together with our employees, customers and partners. 

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What Sets Us Apart


We value diversity in every regard and offer an attractive perspective, both for those  just getting started in the working world as well as those who are developing further professionally.


genua can look back on a successful history that spans more than 30 years and, as a subsidiary of the Bundesdruckerei Group, stands for stability and sustainability in a dynamic market.

Made in Germany

All of genua’s solutions are developed and produced in Germany and satisfy the highest national and international security standards.


Fairness, integrity and an appreciation of employees, customers and partners as well as a commitment to location and social responsibility are the core of our culture.


genua is among the world’s most renowned IT security experts for complex and critical digital infrastructures. We develop and optimize our solutions on the basis of certified quality management processes. 


genua is regularly honored with renowned awards.

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"Qualified Manufacturer" in the New BSI Approval Process

In 2019, genua was the first company to receive the manufacturer qualification for the "Qualified Approval Process" by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

Innovator of the Year

An analysis conducted by the business magazine "brand eins Wissen" and the statistics portal "Statista" named genua "Innovator of the Year" in 2019 and 2018.

Our Sales Partners

genua works together trustfully and successfully with sales partners from various industries and market segments. Using their technological know-how and comprehensive expertise in their business fields, our partners precisely gather the requirements of our customers. They plan, realize and manage solutions that meet these requirements with the highest commitment to quality.

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Our Customers

genua enjoys the trust of important national and international public organizations, public authorities and companies that operate critical infrastructures. Moreover, we protect central systems in the manufacturing industry and thereby make an important contribution to the successful implementation of Industry 4.0 initiatives as well as the secure introduction of pioneering technologies.

Our Network

genua works intensively with key governmental organizations, leading technology enterprises, research institutions, committees and associations. We are convinced that the successful establishment of a sustainable and future-proof IT security ecosystem requires a multidisciplinary approach based on partnership.

Our IT Security Ecosystem

The competence network of genua includes internationally renowned technology partners, associations and organizations as well as renowned cooperation partners from the further education sector. In exchange with these players, we continuously broaden our perspective and jointly create innovative approaches for the further development of IT security.

The History of genua

Since the founding of the company in 1992, genua has specialized in challenging tasks in the area of IT security. Milestones in our successful history include.

June 2022

genua turns 30

We celebrate together with partners, customers, and friends, look back and to the future.

May 2020

Excellence in Digital Security. genua Presents new Logo.

Every now and then you need to reinvent yourself. For this reason, genua has revised its logo.

October 2019 

First Firewalls with BSI Approval up to German Security Level RESTRICTED

The solutions from genua enable use up to the German classification level "RESTRICTED." genua is thus the first manufacturer to offer firewalls with BSI approvals.

May 2019

genua Takes Over IT-Security Start-Up cognitix

The start-up cognitix now operates under the flag of genua. Through this cooperation, we are able to expand our portfolio of high-quality security solutions.

March 2019

BSI Names genua First "Qualified Manufacturer" in the new BSI Approval Process

As a result of this award, product approval is shortened from approximately one year to just a few months.

July 2018

Data Diode vs-diode: BSI Approval for the SECRET Classification Level

To transfer data at black-red interfaces, genua scores with the vs-diode data diode. The high security solution convinced the BSI to grant approval up to the SECRET classification level.

June 2017

genua Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

We look back on a quarter century of company history. genua celebrates this event under the motto "With certainty, just the start."

November 2016

Recipient of the TeleTrusT Innovation Award 2016

We are pleased to receive the renowned award for our cyber-diode data diode.

August 2015

Bundesdruckerei Acquires Majority Stake of genua

With 52%, Bundesdruckerei GmbH holds a majority stake of genua GmbH. The common vision: Develop high security solutions "Made in Germany."

July 2015

Third Award as "Bavaria’s Best 50" for High-Growth Companies

For the third time, genua is again among the fifty highest growth companies.

August 2013

We Open our Capital City Office in Berlin-Mitte

genua is also located in the heart of the capital city beginning in the summer of 2013.

April 2013

Third Top Ranking in "Germany's Best Employer" Competition

We receive the bronze medal in category "Germany's Best Employer."

November 2011

genua Opens a Location in Stuttgart

Following the location in Cologne, a location is also opened in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

August 2011

We Open a Branch Office in Cologne – our Second Location After our Headquarters in Munich

genua expands and, with the second location in Cologne, shortens travel distances for companies and public authorities in the region.

September 2009

Childcare in the genukids Company Day-Care Center

Interest was expressed in having a childcare option available within genua’s facilities at the company headquarters in Kirchheim – that’s precisely what genua accomplishes with the genukids day-care center beginning in 2009.

September 2008

We Welcome the 100th Employee

The number of employees at genua is now a three-digit figure: genua welcomes the one-hundredth coworker.

July 2007

genuscreen Firewall 1.0 Receives a Security Certificate Acc. to Common Criteria EAL 4+ From the BSI

Based on careful analyses of the security functions, the firewall is certified on a high level.

September 2006

genugate Firewall 6.0 is Recertified by the BSI and Classified as Highly Resistant

Having satisfied the high requirements of security level EAL6, the firewall receives the designation "Highly Resistant."

October 2005

Deloitte Recognizes genua with the "Fast 50" Award for Successful Technology Companies

Consulting firm Deloitte names us as recipient of the award for the fastest growing technology companies.

June 2004

System Change: The genugate Firewall Runs on the Free Operating System OpenBSD

A change occurs for the firewall products. In the future, the proven firewalls will run on the free software OpenBSD which, due to the open source code, is especially well suited to this task.

February 2003

New genubox Appliance Enables Convenient Remote Maintenance

With genubox, high-security remote maintenance solutions are possible practically anywhere.

January 2003

genua Moves into new Company Building in Kirchheim near Munich 

We are happy with the move to our new headquarters.

March 2002

Quality Seal: genugate is First Firewall to Receive a BSI Certificate

Experts of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) test the firewall and classify it as "Highly Resistant."

October 2001

The 50th Employee Joins the genua Team

Nearly ten years after its founding, genua welcomes its 50th employee to the team.

November 1997

Start of the genugate Series of Firewall Products

genua starts its genugate product series. The high resistance firewall satisfies the highest IT security requirements through strong content analysis.

November 1995

MAN Corporation Becomes Major Client

genua acquires the leading commercial vehicle corporation MAN as a client.

January 1994

genua Installs the First Firewall Solution

Two years after the founding of the company, the first firewall solution is used by our customers. 

January 1992

The First Step: genua is Founded in Munich

genua is founded as a company for network and UNIX administration. Right from the start, we focus on the challenges and solutions in IT security.