deegree Enterprise Edition. What is that?

The deegree Enterprise Edition is deegree. deegree with considerably more extensive functions. It additionally contains:

  • a  Web-based administration interface
  • Role-based user rights management to protect the use of the services
  • Sensors for monitoring system availability
  • Tools to guarantee Cyber Security as well as reporting and billing tools.

deegree is Open Source. deegree Enterprise Edition is deegree plus guarantee.

Open Source Software is free software and may be used by anyone anytime. Unfortunately, it is also free, when it comes to warranty claims, bugfixing and maintenance.
deegree Enterprise Edition is different. It comes with a clear value proposition: The deegree consortium takes responsibility for the error-free operation of deegree Enterprise Edition. It takes care of the software maintenance and provides bugfixes and software updates. And it assists in case of problems: Users of deegree Enterprise Edition are entitled to immediate support, pre-defined contact persons and response times.
deegree Enterprise Edition has been developed for professional use. Spatial Data infrastructures require matching components in order to feature high performance and comply to BSI standards. Therefore, dEE comes with the system environment necessary for its operation, in particular database, Java runtime environment, web server and operating system. These elements are also part of the value proposition.

And who is going to use it?

deegree Enterprise Edition has been developed for organizations,

  • which operate geodata infrastructures in a data processing centre
  • whose geodata infrastructures must be highly available
  • who attach great importance to the security of their geodata infrastructures

These organizations work in a professional environment and expect their software to meet with high demands to stability and security.

Highly Secure Geodata Infrastructures

Internet-based services - like geodata services - are constantly exposed to all kinds of threats and dangers. The subject is not so much the data theft, as the data are mostly public,  as to hijack the server and enter into the inner network. The federal law for IT security proves the importance to be attached to this problem.
deegree Enterprise Edition is built in a way that enables it to set up a so-called "Highly Secure Geodata Infrastructure", according to BSI requirements