PGP Universal Reaches 50th Customer and 50,000 Internal User License Milestones In First 6 Months
PALO ALTO, CA, May 26, 2004 PGP Corporation, the recognized worldwide leader in digital information security, today announced that the number of PGP Universal corporate customers has risen above 50 worldwide; these together have purchased licenses for more than 50,000 internal email users in the first 6 months of availability. This level of customer acceptance, coupled with large opportunities currently being pursued, makes PGP Universal one of the most widely used enterprise secure-messaging solutions.
We are pleased with the rate at which customers are moving to the new PGP Universal architecture, said Phillip Dunkelberger, president and CEO, PGP Corporation. The level of interest from existing and new customers reflects a wide-scale need for automatic, network-based secure messaging. We expect the installed base to continue to grow rapidly as trials move to full-scale deployments and we add large new customers.
Customers have deployed PGP Universal to help meet regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, and HIPAA as well as email security best-practice expectations plus secure-email mandates from partners and vendors. PGP Universal customers represent a broad cross-section of industries worldwide, including aerospace, financial services, manufacturing, health care, insurance, legal services and law firms, and telecommunications.
A secure-messaging solution isn t just very important it s required in an enterprise environment, says Chris Cross, director of security for Paymentech, a large financial services firm based in Dallas, Texas. What we ve learned is there aren t a lot of products available that have the industry acceptance of PGP security solutions.
PGP Corporation continues its long, successful history of providing desktop solutions for secure messaging with the PGP Desktop product line for workgroups, corporate users, and individuals. The company continues to expand the capabilities and installations of PGP Desktop products around the world. PGP Universal, an enterprise-level, server-based solution to automate secure messaging for large and small enterprises, is rapidly growing the company s overall business.
Keld Viftrup Andersen, security designer at H. Lundbeck A/S, a multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Europe, confirms the importance of securing electronic communications. As email becomes the accepted way to share information in the pharmaceutical industry, secure messaging becomes an important requirement. It costs an average of $150 million to develop a new drug. With PGP Universal, we know our communication of research and patient data is secure.
PGP Universal supports the PGP and S/MIME (X.509) formats, LDAP interoperability, and interoperates with MAPI and Lotus Notes environments. PGP Corporation recently announced the integration of Symantec s AntiVirus Scan Engine within PGP Universal, combining enterprise secure-messaging and virus-scanning capabilities via a single PGP Universal administrative console. In addition, the company has also announced support for BlackBerry devices and interoperability with the Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
About PGP Corporation
The recognized worldwide leader in secure messaging and information storage, PGP Corporation develops, markets, and supports products used by a broad installed base of enterprises, businesses, governments, individuals, and cryptography experts to secure proprietary and confidential information.
During the past ten years, PGP technology has built a global reputation for open and trusted security products. The PGP Corporation family of products includes PGP Universal an automatic, self-managing, network-based solution for enterprises as well as desktop, mobile, and SDK solutions. Venture funding is provided by DCM-Doll Capital Management and Venrock Associates. Contact PGP Corporation at www.pgp.com or +1 650 319 9000.