Academic Alliance

Secure communication and personal privacy not only represent a big market, but are a fundamental human right. It is in our hands to maintain this right.

CryptoTec’s goal with the Academic Alliance is to sensitize students as early as possible for the employment of cryptography in communication and data exchange. This is the only way to guarantee that privacy can be restored in the future and that secure communication becomes the norm for everyone.


Communication in stealth mode

CryptoTec is one of the market leading providers in the cryptography sector. Programmer and Founder Michael Mertens’ expertise stems from 25 years of experience in the area of high-security encryption solutions for communication.

After more than 10 years of scientific research we were able to successfully develop CryptoTec Zone. CryptoTec Zone is a portfolio, which provides solutions for tap-proof and forgery-proof communication and includes secure data exchange, while being uncomplicated and easy to use for all.

Secure Data Transfer
Michael Mertens

Knowledge is the only thing
that multiplies when it is shared.

Dear professors, dear students, dear faculty staff,

With our Academic Alliance program we want to establish long-term partnerships between CryptoTec AG and leading universities, colleges and other academic institutions specializing in cryptography, informatics, communication and the exchange of data. The FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg as well as the RWTH Aachen are already a part of the Academic Alliance and we are about to launch the program worldwide.

I urge you all to embrace the challenges you face when confronted with security in communication media. We want to give everyone the opportunity to communicate securely, protect their sensitive information and defend their personal privacy, therefore you can download our solution CrytoTec Zone Enterprise for free at

If you want to be a part of the Academic Alliance please use our contact form or simply call us at Tel: (+49)211 22283830 to speak to us in person. We will gladly answer any questions you might have and pave the way for your acceptance into the Academic Alliance.

With the best regards

Michael Mertens
Founder and CEO of CryptoTec AG

Existing Academic Alliances

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg

The significant insecurities of digital data exchange are on everyone’s mind right now. Professors, students and faculty members of relevant universities are aware of the problem and are able to encrypt their data exchanges. However, the technically inexperienced communication partner will often be overwhelmed by common security solutions. One of my former students has developed CryptoTec Zone to make digital data exchange secure and easy to use.

At the Friedrich-Alexander-University we use CryptoTec Zone for the coordination of confidential research results as well as for our personal communication. All data is transferred encrypted in the zone.

Furthermore, the chair for information technology 1 of the Friedrich-Alexander-University uses the CryptoTec Zone Enterprise package and the department of computer sciences 1 is CryptoTec’s first partner in the Academic Alliance. In this context, we are running our own CryptoTec Zone Enterprise Server. After successful review we want to expand the program to the entire FAU.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Felix Freiling
Prof. for IT security at the university of Erlangen-Nuremberg and authorized expert for the Federal Constitutional Court.

Cooperation site of FAU
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The Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg as well as the RWTH Aachen are already a part of the Academic Alliance. In addition we are now about to launch are program worldwide.

Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen
Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen
CryptoTec Zone - Workroom

CryptoTec Zone

Is a high-security solution with which you can share any information.

CryptoTec Zone is easy to install as well as easy to use while at the same time guaranteeing high-security end-to-end encryption. The unique feature of CryptoTec Zone is that all private and public keys are managed fully automated via a PKI (public key infrastructure).



The encryption technology and the digital signatures used by CryptoTec Zone protect the User against any unwanted wiretapping (privacy), data corruption (integrity) and confirms the authenticity of all system participants.

With the CryptoTec Zone Workroom module you can work together and share documents as if being in an enclosed room with each other.

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Our Offer

CryptoTec offers you all the functions & capabilities of CryptoTec Zone

The offer is free and does not bind you to any terms or conditions. Our intention is to sensitize academics towards the topic of cryptography and to restore and maintain individual privacy and data protection in the future.

Give your students and employees the option to send messages, exchange data and cooperate online completely protected from third-party access. You will receive your own dedicated server, so that the Zone-Addresses can be created according to your specifications: "".

Additionally, an information page will be created, which you can upload to your server, where your students can access all essential information they need. An example of this is the FAU website (de):

Cooperation Site of the FAU
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