Utimaco Safeware and NCP: Strategic Partnership in the Field of Workstation Security

Integration of Solutions to a Comprehensive Platform for Workstation Security

Oberursel/Nuremberg, July 29, 2002 – Utimaco Safeware AG, leading manufacturer of professional solutions for information security, and NCP GmbH, remote access and security specialist, co-operate in the field of information security. The objective of the partnership is to provide a comprehensive platform for the market which enables secure authentication, hard-disk encryption and an encrypted remote data access to the company network. In the course of this partnership, both companies will closely co- operate in the further development of their security products for PCs, notebooks, PDA and WLAN and will offer integrated solution concepts to their customers.

“By NCP, we really have found an ideal partner with an established and future-oriented VPN product,” emphasizes Dr. Norbert Pohlmann, Member of the Board of Utimaco Safeware. “The co-operation offers our customers integrated and cost-optimized solutions for the complete securing of their workstations.”

“Our ranges of products excellently complement each other”, says Peter S?¶ll, Chairman of NCP engineering GmbH. “Our co-operation is ideally suited to mutually broaden our competences and to continually expand our business.”

A Download photo of Dr. Norbert Pohlmann and Peter S?¶ll is available on the Utimaco Homepage http://www.utimaco.de/eng/content_press/p020726.html

About Utimaco Safeware AG

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.

About NCP engineering GmbH
Since its foundation in 1986, NCP engineering GmbH, Nuremberg, develops and distributes software products for the transmission of data in non- protected Wide Area Network structures and offers a product and service portfolio for professional High Security Remote Access solutions for protection against hacker attacks and industrial espionage. Integrated security technologies like data encryption, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and electronic certificates in public key infrastructures (PKI) offer protection from unauthorized third parties. This concerns the areas of mobile computing and teleworking as well as the deployment in e-commerce, online banking, secured coverage of operational data and system control (remote maintenance) and branch networking. Among the customers of NCP are banks and insurances as well as big industrial companies and government institutions.

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