F-Secure Corporation today announced that it has signed a software license and distribution agreement with Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) to provide data protection for the new Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3800 Series handheld PC. The agreement provides for F-Secure’s new file encryption product, F-Secure FileCrypto for Pocket PC Personal Edition, to be distributed as part of the standard package on all Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3800 models introduced today.
Compaq today unveiled a new member of its award-winning iPAQ Pocket PC family, offering unsurpassed performance and expandability to meet the widest range of handheld computing needs. The new Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3800 Series offers integrated Bluetooth personal area networking features, a standard Secure Digital (SD) Memory slot for internal expansion, a brilliant TFT screen with more than 65,000 colors, and 20 percent longer battery life . The new product preserves the same outstanding features as the acclaimed H3600 Series, while incorporating Pocket PC 2002 software from Microsoft.
“Data security is a critical consideration when implementing mobile business solutions, and we want to provide our iPAQ Pocket PC customers as secure a user experience as possible,” said Cindy Box, Director of Marketing, iPAQ Mobile Solutions, Compaq Computer Corporation. “When combined with the F-Secure file encryption software, the new iPAQ Pocket PC H3800 allows our customers the full benefits of mobility without compromises in data security.”
F?Secure FileCrypto for Pocket PC Personal Edition has been specifically developed to protect stored data in Compaq iPAQ Pocket PCs. With the application, iPAQ Pocket PC users can create secure folders for storing confidential and personal information. The product also protects data on removable media, such as memory cards and microdrives. All sensitive information is encrypted with strong encryption and remains safe, even if the device is stolen or lost.
“The Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3800 is a great mobile business tool, yet confidential information stored in the memory of the devices needs to be protected. We believe that installing a file encryption application on all devices is the only way to ensure that the stored information is always protected. It gives us great pleasure that Compaq, as the leading provider of Pocket PC devices, shares our view and has chosen our security software for the protection,” said Risto Siilasmaa, President and CEO from 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 Compaq iPAQ Pocket PCs 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, available through F-Secure and selected Compaq sales units.
About F-Secure Corporation
F-Secure Corporation is a leading provider of centrally managed security solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company offers a full range of award-winning, integrated anti-virus, file encryption, distributed firewall and VPN solutions for workstations, servers, gateways and mobile devices. F-Secure is the forerunner in creating content security applications that are optimized for wireless devices and offer reliable and automatic on-device protection for all major wireless platforms. Founded in 1988, F-Secure Corporation is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange [HEX: FSC]. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. The company currently employs 350 persons in 14 offices worldwide.
Founded in 1982, Compaq Computer Corporation (“Compaq”) is a leading global provider of enterprise technology and solutions. Information on Compaq and its products and services is available at http://www.compaq.com.
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