SafeGuard Easy 4.0: Utimaco Boosts Its Risk Protection For Mobile Computing

Oberursel, August 3, 2004 – Utimaco Safeware today announced that it has enhanced the functionality of SafeGuard® Easy, the world’s most widely-used security solution for protecting mobile data on notebooks, with the release of version 4.0.

This new version allows mobile users to make use of the standby mode option on their laptops, without compromising the security of the data stored on them – therefore getting secure hibernation support. It also now extends its hard disk encryption functionality to include removable media, enabling users to encrypt the data stored on USB sticks and memory cards, thus removing the security concerns normally associated with the transporting of sensitive data on laptop accessories.

Additionally, with SafeGuard® Easy’s optimised administration functionality, modern software distribution systems can be used without compromising security.

Mobile users who temporarily stop using their notebook, can now benefit from the option of simply “pausing” and later “restoring” their current work in standby mode.

This user-friendly, battery-saving hibernation mode is supported in Microsoft Windows 2000 and all later versions.

The new version of SafeGuard® Easy allows the secure use of hibernation, by encrypting the generated image data on the hard disk, resulting in the data being kept secure at all times, no matter what mode the notebook is in.

At this year’s “Wireless & Mobile Summit” in Chicago, USA, market analyst Gartner stated that the loss of mobile devices is the most frequent cause of loss of corporate data. The small memory media, such as USB sticks or memory cards, can get lost or stolen even more easily than notebooks. For this reason the new version of SafeGuard® Easy now encrypts not only the entire contents of hard disks, but also removable media. This allows the implementation of secure data medium exchange within the company, while simultaneously protecting the contents of mobile data media against unauthorised access. SafeGuard® Easy’s innovative “Wake-On-LAN” support guarantees secure software distribution with active hard disk encryption. In this way, SafeGuard® Easy provides an ideal compromise between providing unmatched security during booting and convenience for the administrator within large organisations. You will find more information about the new version of SafeGuard® Easy, version 4.0, at:

Utimaco Safeware AG is one of the leading producers 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 integrity checks. 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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