Utimaco Delivers Notebook Security Solutions to AGA Gas

Oberursel (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden), January 8, 2004 Utimaco Safeware has entered a Global Agreement with AGA Gas AB regarding licenses and maintenance of SafeGuard Easy, a software solution for user authentication and hard disc encryption. The software will be deployed at AGA Gas in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, the United Kingdom and the Baltic Countries. SafeGuard Easy will be implemented on 1000 laptop computers in replacement of an older security system.

“After a thorough evaluation of SafeGuard Easy and a competing product, we find SafeGuard Easy to be the better product for our environment, looking at both administration and stability”, states Michael Jansson, IT Manager of AGA Gas.

?We are particularly proud of receiving this order as a proof of confidence from AGA, since they have actually compared our product with the competition. This strengthens our position as a leading IT-Security provider in the Nordic Countries”, adds Anders Granquist, Managing Director Nordic Region of Utimaco Safeware.

More then 1.5 million installed licenses of SafeGuard Easy make it the leading hard disc encryption product in the World.

About AGA:
AGA Gas AB, a part of Linde Group Region Europe North, operates in the Nordic and Baltic Countries. AGA manufactures and markets industrial and special gases for various purposes. The company develops comprehensive solutions including gases, process know-how, equipment and service in co- operation with its customers. With advanced gas technology AGA Gas enables its customers to increase profitability, security, quality and simultaneously protect the environment. www.aga.com

About Utimaco:
Utimaco Safeware AG is one of the top 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 in the fields of 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. www.utimaco.com

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