CV Cryptovision

Brief Overview

Cryptovision provides cryptography and public key infrastructure products for identity management, strong authentication, and digital signature.


CV Cryptovision GmbH
Munscheidstr. 14
45886 Gelsenkirchen
Tel: +49 (0) 2 09 / 1 67 – 24 50


Markus Hoffmeister, Managing Director and CEO of CV Cryptovision, set up a company called Media Factory while still a mathematics student.


Markus and Andreas Hoffmeister co-founded CV Cryptovision in 1999 as a spin-off of the Institute for Experimental Mathematics at the University of Essen in Germany. The company reports roughly 40 employees in 2014 serving a host of large customers such as Audi, BMW, and Daimler-Benz. Bundesdruckerei acquired a 25.1 percent share of the company in 2013.

Key Competitors

Verisign, Venafi

Products and Services

CV Cryptovision offers cryptographic products in the following areas:

• Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
• Smart Card Management
• Email Security
• Crypto Libraries – Includes the following products:
• Electronic ID – Includes the following products: