Utimaco Chosen as Exclusive Provider of Security Solutions for PCs and Notebooks by the Finnish Government

Oberursel, May 6, 2004 – Utimaco Safeware has been chosen as exclusive provider for the Finnish Government in the field of PC and notebook security. The agreement includes Utimaco’s security solutions for hard disk encryption, file and folder encryption and for enhanced security policy enforcement. All units and departments with more than 140,000 users covered by the government can benefit from this agreement.

The contract was made between Getafix Oy, one of the large channel partners of Utimaco Safeware’s Finnish subsidiary, and Hansel Oy, the Finnish Government`s central purchasing body. It covers the SafeGuard encryption products for PCs and notebooks (SafeGuard Easy and SafeGuard LAN Crypt) and SafeGuard Advanced Security for enabling strong security policy enforcement on the stationary and mobile computers.

The step into the public sector is yet another remarkable success by the Finnish subsidary of Utimaco Safeware, the leading European provider for Secure Mobile Computing solutions. In Finland, Utimaco´s security solutions are already being deployed by large enterprises in the industrial and telecommunications sector.

Utimaco Safeware AG is one of the leading European provider of professional IT security solutions. The security technology and solutions developed by Utimaco Safeware protect the electronic data of companies and government bodies against unauthorised access and guarantee that business processes and administrative procedures in the electronic world are binding and confidential.

Utimaco Safeware’s Personal Device Security division supplies technologies and solutions for mobile security in the areas of high-level authentication including biometric techniques, encryption and security policy enforcement. Its products and solutions secure data in terminal server and Citrix environments, on the PC, laptop and PDA at the workplace, and on the move.

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