Utimaco Safeware becomes active Member of Trusted Computing Group

New security architecture for Trusted Computing complements SafeGuard product line of Utimaco Safeware

Oberursel, July 15, 2003 – Besides Infineon Technologies and Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Utimaco Safeware has joined the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) as the third German IT company and as a European security expert. TCG, founded by Microsoft together with the hardware manufacturers AMD, HP, IBM and Intel, is an alliance of leading manufacturers with the objective of improving the trustworthiness of computers by a new security architecture on the hardware level. The SafeGuard product line of Utimaco Safeware will use this new technology and complement it with additional security functions.

The combination of the TCG technology with the SafeGuard products by Utimaco Safeware will offer customers in the enterprise field the option to make their PCs more secure and to administrate them with little expenditure only. In particular this will be a requirement for mobile devices such as notebooks. While the standard functions of a TCG client serve to protect software from software, e.g. in case of virus attacks, Utimaco Safeware´s SafeGuard Easy protects against the consequences of theft by means of secure authentication and complete encryption of the hard-disk.

The security chip to be integrated into the computer hardware following the TCG architecture can be used by SafeGuard Easy like an “internal smartcard” for cryptographic operations and for secure key storage.

“We and many of our enterprise customers too well consider the TCG technology as an important element for more computer security in an increasingly networked and mobile working environment”, said Alexander K?¶hler, Head of Business Intelligence of the business unit Personal Device Security of Utimaco Safeware AG. “As a provider of certified security solutions we will offer our customers innovative and trustworthy solutions also for a TCG platform”, said Mr. K?¶hler.

Please send your inquiries for further information concerning TCG and Utimaco Safeware to tcg@utimaco.de

Utimaco Safeware AG is one of the leading 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 unit Personal Device Security provides technologies and solutions to guarantee mobile security by strong authentication, including biometric procedures, encryption and integrity control. The products and solutions secure data in Terminal Server and Citrix environments, on PCs, Laptops and PDAs at the workstation and on the road.




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