Pointsec Signs Agreement with Volvo IT

Pointsec Mobile Technologies, a subsidiary of IT security company Protect Data and a global leader in mobile enterprise security, today announced it has signed a license agreement with the vehicle manufacturer Volvo IT. The order consists of 2,500 licenses for the encryption solution Pointsec(r) for Pocket PC 2.1 including support and maintenance. Delivery and invoicing took place during December 2003.

Pointsec for Pocket PC 2.1 is a premier security product for Windows Mobile 2003-based personal digital assistants (PDAs). The security application offers automatic, real-time encryption of all data on a user’s PDA, including documents created with Microsoft Outlook, Notes, Pocket Word and more. Pointsec for Pocket PC 2.1 also automatically secures data stored on removable media.

“We are pleased to be able to supply Volvo IT and the Volvo Group with the highest possible mobile security. As enterprises are becoming increasingly mobile, they look for trustworthy ways to protect their information. Pointsec for Pocket PC provides Volvo’s employees with the security they need. Pointsec is the market leader in protecting mobile devices and takes as a Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Launch Partner a prominent position in the development of Pocket PC”, says Thomas Bill, CEO of Protect Data.

Easily deployed by the enterprise from a central location via wireless download, Pointsec for Pocket PC 2.1 offers enforceable mandatory access control using a choice of password methods. Its exclusive PicturePINTM and QuickPIN(r) authentication technologies are innovative and offer an alternative to traditional alphanumeric login passwords; picture-based login codes are easier to remember and far more user-friendly for mobile devices with small screens and hard-to-use mini-keyboards.

Pointsec is the market leader in mobile security and protects all data residing on any mobile device through access control and encryption. The company offers it’s customers solutions for Windows- based computers, Pocket PC, Palm OS and Symbian OS.

Secure enterprise solutions for an increasingly mobile workforce have helped Pointsec build a strong and thriving client base amongst many of the world’s largest corporations. Among the areas where Pointsec enjoys great success are the consultancy business (WM-data, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, and many others), public administration (the US Justice Department, the US Department of Defense, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, etc.) and the IT and telecommunications industry (Cisco, Ericsson, Telia, etc.).

Pointsec Mobile Technologies AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Protect Data AB. The company develops and markets access-controlling and encrypting systems for stationary and portable computers, palmtop computers, WAP telephones, etc. Pointsec Mobile Technologies has 47 employees and offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Washington DC in the USA, Cambridge in the United Kingdom, D?orf in Germany and Stockholm, Falun and Sundsvall in Sweden. Visit our web site at: www.pointsec.com.

The Protect Data Group offers tailor-made IT security solutions to large companies and organizations. The company focuses on four business areas: digital identities and resource security, network security, anti-virus and content security, and consultancy services for information security. Within these areas, the company offers comprehensive IT security solutions based on aspects such as access control and encryption systems, anti-virus systems, digital sentry services, firewalls, user identification and content control, secure VPN and PKI solutions, digital signatures and systems for secure transactions. Protect Data is the market leader in its business area in the Nordic region and has subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA. Protect Data has approximately 100 employees and is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Visit our web site at: www.protectdata.com.




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