About SoftScheck


Starting life in 2001 as a security research Information Security Institute, softScheck evolved into an IT security company offering its clients the highest level of product penetration testing, general applications and network penetration testing. With over a decade’s experience, our clients benefit from state-of-the-art testing developed by renowned research experts. Our methods and technology form the cutting edge of IT security, with our staff comprising leading researchers and academics.


Head of our team of IT security experts is Prof. Dr. Hartmut Pohl, a leading authority in the industry. The knowledge of the softScheck team is unrivalled, with staff regarded as leading lights in the IT security field, contributing to knowledge exchange and improvement through reports for major publications, lectures, and regular media appearances.

Our ISO 27034-based Security Testing Process’ goes far beyond classical Penetration Testing, ISO 2700x, German IT security baseline and other best practices of various security assessments such as OWASP, CWE, SANS, NIST, PTES and OSSTMM.


With our mature security testing process in mind softScheck willtherefore support you in developing better software products (applications, firmware, etc.), identifying vulnerabilities in your hardware products (prior to commercial release), as well as securing your network infrastructure (servers, firewalls, etc.).

With our comprehensive security testing process, we help clients identify Zero-Day-Vulnerabilities and therefore substantially improve their product’s security.

A member of CREST

As a member of CREST, softScheck provides the confidence that penetration testing, threat intelligence, and cyber incident response services will be carried out by qualified individuals with up to date knowledge, skills, and competence, supported by a professional services company with appropriate policies, processes, and procedures.

A member of the Allianz für Cyber-Sicherheit (Alliance for Cyber Security)

A German Federal Office for Cyber Security (BSI) as union of major player in cyber security in Germany and represents the technical information security industry in Germany.

TÜV Saarland

Other than security testing softScheck works with TÜV Saarland, a German based, global testing, certification, inspection, and training provider as its audit partner for security testing certification.