Worldwide First Microsoft Certification for Utimaco Safeware´s Pocket PC Security Solution

Utimaco Safeware´s SafeGuard PDA for secure authentication and protection of data by encryption on PDA is the first security solution to be certified by Microsoft’s “Designed for Windows for Pocket PC Logo” worldwide.

Oberursel, July 19, 2002. Utimaco Safeware AG expands its professional product portfolio for securing PCs and notebooks by SafeGuard PDA to the latest generation of mobile end devices. This software prevents the unauthorized use of Pocket PCs by strong authentication. By encryption, SafeGuard PDA additionally allows the secured filing of data on the mobile end device as well as the protected exchange of information via e-mail or Internet.

“Based on the operating system architectures of Microsoft, in many organizations there is a need for complementary security solutions for strong authentication and protection of confidential data”, emphasizes Carsten Schleicher, Manager Security Partner of Microsoft Germany. “By the first Microsoft Pocket PC logo certification for a PDA security solution worldwide, our partner Utimaco Safeware confirms its leading international role in this field.”

For the authentication of the user, SafeGuard PDA offers procedures that are innovative and specially tailored to PDA´s. Besides a traditional password procedure, symbol logon or the biometric identification of a handwritten password are available as well.

The certification of this solution by the Microsoft logo guarantees the customer the compatibility with a broad range of hard- and software for Pocket PCs.

Market analysts like Datamonitor are forecasting a strong increase in the worldwide PDA market with average annual growth rates of 16% and more than 800 millions PDA’s sold until the year 2003. At the same time, the Datamonitor analysts point out a “close connection between the increasing demand for PDA’s and the turnover growth for mobile authentication solutions” as well as a strongly increasing demand “for protection of valuable company information by encryption software”.

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Download Trial Version
The download of SafeGuard PDA (Trial Version) will be available on the Utimaco Safeware homepage on Monday, July 22. www.utimaco.com/pda

Utimaco Safeware AG is one of the leading European technology manufacturers of professional IT security solutions. The security technology and solutions developed by Utimaco Safeware protect the electronic data of companies and government bodies against unauthorized access and guarantee that business processes and administrative procedures in the electronic world are binding and confidential. The business area Personal Device Security provides technologies and solutions for information security in the fields of strong authentication, biometric procedures included, encryption and integrity control. The products and solutions secure data on PC, laptop and PDA both at the workstation and on the road.




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