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GObugfree: Guaranteed Swiss

GObugfree is the first bug bounty platform to be awarded the swiss made software label. Christian Walter, Managing Partner at swiss made software talks about the importance of the label and why companies should pay closer attention to where their software comes from.

GObugfree awarded swiss made software label
GObugfree: proud bearer of the swiss made software label

Does it matter where software is developed? swiss made software believes strongly that it does. Christian Walter, Managing Partner at swiss made software talks about the importance of the label and why companies should pay closer attention to where their software comes from.

Christian, what does the swiss made software label represent?

swiss made software is a visible sign of commitment to Switzerland as a place to develop software. The quality label creates awareness for Switzerland’s high standards in software development among developers, clients, and users. swiss made software member companies offer high-quality software development.

Christian-Walter
Christian Walter, Managing Partner at swiss made software

What are the requirements for receiving the swiss made software label?

There are three criteria that must be met for a product to be advertised as Swiss with the swiss made software label:

  1. The proportion of production costs incurred in Switzerland must make up at least 60% of total production costs. In the case of software, this is essentially the salaries paid to professional employees.
  2. The most significant part of the manufacturing process must have taken place in Switzerland.
  3. The company must be based or have a base in Switzerland and be registered in the commercial register.

How many companies are able to make this claim?

Since our founding in 2007, swiss made software has attracted more than 1000 members. Collectively, these organizations employ more than 22,000 IT industry professionals. The member companies are proud representatives of Swiss engineering and are committed to Switzerland as the place where they develop their software.

Why is Swiss-made important in the software industry?

In recent years, interest in where goods and services come from has grown. Just as personal shoppers are keen to know where their groceries come from, so too are business clients taking a closer look at where their software is being developed and hosted. Swiss-made software encapsulates Swiss values like precision, high quality, safety, and reliability.

If you had one wish for the Swiss IT scene, what would it be?

Switzerland’s biggest asset is our people. We have so much talent in this country, so much potential. My wish would be for software engineering to become firmly anchored in our DNA. For Switzerland to be at the forefront of software development and innovation.

By harnessing the power of the friendly hacker community, the GObugfree bug bounty platform helps companies find and fix security loopholes before these can be exploited. The platform is developed in Switzerland by a team of security experts and provides dashboards and reports to measure and manage system vulnerabilities.

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