F-Secure and Fujitsu Siemens Computers join forces in handheld device security
Helsinki, Finland, March 13, 2002 – F-Secure Corporation [HEX: FSC] and Fujitsu Siemens Computers today announced that they have signed a software license and distribution agreement to provide data protection for the new Pocket LOOX 600 handhelds. The agreement concerns F-Secure FileCrypto for Pocket PC Personal Edition encryption software, which will be distributed as part of the sales package of the Pocket LOOX 600 devices introduced today by Fujitsu Siemens Computers.
Information is a company’s most important asset. Mobile devices with and without wireless access are used for creating and storing confidential information every day. Every minute, more than ten mobile devices are stolen or lost worldwide. The information they contain is at risk of being disclosed.
“Protection of stored data is a key element in the secure user experience we want to offer to our Pocket LOOX customers,” said the representative of Fujitsu Siemens Computers. “F-Secure, as the leading provider of Pocket PC security software, was a natural choice for developing the complementary security solution that ensures our customers secure mobile business without the risk of losing sensitive information.”
The handy Pocket LOOX, weighing less than 175 g and measuring 132 x 82 x 17 mm, is a powerful combination of a high-end PDA and a modular connectivity concept. Due to an integrated Compact Flash (CF) Card slot type II and SD/MMCard slot it offers access to a wide range of devices ranging from digital cameras, GPS systems to barcode readers. The PDA comes with a bright 240×320 pixel 65.536-colour TouchScreen display supporting character recognition. Powered by the latest Intel PXA250 applications processor at 400MHz, the PDA offers 32 MB ROM and 64 MB RAM storage capacity. The Lithium-Polymer battery gives up to 300 hours of standby and up to 12 hours of working time. A second battery plug-on module, available from June 2002, will enable up to 24 hours of working time. PocketOutlook, PocketWord and PocketExcel are already integrated into the operating system MS Pocket PC 2002.
With F-Secure FileCrypto for Pocket PC Personal Edition, Pocket LOOX users can create secure folders for storing confidential and personal information. All sensitive information is encrypted with strong encryption and remains safe, even if the device is stolen or lost. The product also protects data on removable media, such as memory cards and microdrives. The software will be available without additional cost to all Pocket LOOX 600 users on the accompanying CD or through a specific download site at www.F-Secure.com/wireless/F-S.
“Secure deployment of handheld devices requires security applications on every device. We are happy to see that Fujitsu Siemens Computers is determined about device security and has chosen our security product to protect this new business tool. This is an important step in our cooperation with Fujitsu Siemens Computers and further strengthens our position as the leader in content security solutions for handheld devices,” said Risto Siilasmaa, President and CEO of F-Secure Corporation.
F-Secure FileCrypto for Pocket PC Personal Edition has been designed to combine secure data protection with ease-of-use when encryption is needed only occasionally or for a limited amount of files. For protecting Pocket PC devices in demanding corporate use, where fully automatic data protection and secure user authentication is required, F-Secure offers F-Secure FileCrypto for Pocket PC Enterprise Edition.
About Fujitsu Siemens Computers:
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European computer company. Serving the needs of large corporations, small- to medium-sized enterprises and consumers the company operates in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It offers a unique choice of world-class computer technology and innovative IT infrastructure solutions. Embedded in a global cooperation, Fujitsu Siemens Computers takes advantage of the strengths and the innovative power of its parent companies Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG.
“Powering the Information Age” is the company’s vision. Fujitsu Siemens Computers will enable people to freely access information and services anywhere and at any time with world-leading products, services and solutions, thus ensuring people’s success within a knowledge-based society. The strategic direction is focused on Mobility and Business Critical Computing as the key drivers of the Information Age in the 21st century.
The company offers everything for enterprise computing, ranging from best-in-class Intel- and Unix-based servers to mainframes and enterprise storage solutions. It is also one of the leading providers of notebooks, PDAs, workstations and PCs to business customers, and is the No. 1 supplier of computers for home users in Europe.
For further information, please visit: www.fujitsu-siemens.com