Kaspersky Labs, an international data-security software developer, presented the first beta-version of Kaspersky Security for the Pocket PC – a new security system for the Pocket PC handheld computers.
Kaspersky Security for the Pocket PC allows for the creation of special data repositories that are protected with the cryptographic algorithms RC4 or XOR. The encoding of data stored in a secret folder on the Pocket PC prevents unauthorized access to protected information without the use of a password (for example: information is still protected when a Pocket PC memory chip is placed into another Pocket PC device). For additional protection data is decoded only when it is accessed by software applications, once accomplished the data is immediately, in real time, encoded again. By employing these data protection methods users are able to control unauthorized access to their confidential data and to prevent information loss or leaks.
Kaspersky Security for the Pocket PC is compatible with the Pocket PC 2000/2002 (Windows CE 3.0) operating system and may be used on computers with MIPS and StrongARM processors such as the Casio E-125, E-200, EM-500, Compaq iPAQ 36xx, 38xx, HP Jornada 56x etc.
Kaspersky Labs invites all those interested to participate in the beta testing of Kaspersky Security for the Pocket PC. Additional information can be found at:
The release of the fully functional, commercial version of Kaspersky Security for the Pocket PC will take place in July 2002.