State Of Iowa Judicial Branch Selects Sygate’s Advanced Endpoint Security For Windows XP Embedded Thin Clients

FREMONT, Calif.-October 4, 2004-Sygate Technologies announced today that it has been selected by the Iowa Court Information System for the State of Iowa Judicial Branch to install Sygate Security Agent 4.0 for Windows XP Embedded on all of its HP thin clients throughout 99 counties in the State of Iowa.

The solution for HP Compaq t5700 series thin clients provides advanced security protection for all of the department’s HP thin clients running Windows XP Embedded. Sygate’s agent combines an advanced application-centric firewall and application-based intrusion prevention engine with enhanced network-based virus protection, in a 4MB single-agent footprint optimized for flash-based embedded devices. With Sygate’s agent embedded on all of its HP thin clients, the Judicial Branch can ensure that any thin client used for mission critical activities – from accessing or reporting court data to allowing the general public to look up public records in the court house – is always in a trusted state and in compliance with corporate security policies. The Sygate Security Agent 4.0 is compatible with both Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 1 (SP1), as well as Service Pack 2 (SP2), which was announced today by Microsoft as available as a free Technology Preview.

“We’ve been very pleased with our experience in deploying the Sygate Security Agent for Windows XP Embedded with the HP Compaq t5700 thin client,” said Scott Ruhnke, Senior Systems Administrator, Iowa Court Information Systems, State of Iowa Judicial Branch. “When we received the product, we were able to set up the Sygate solution within the first 24 hours. Without having to learn how to manage additional software, we can quickly update and protect our network of thin clients across 99 counties, allowing us to focus on our core responsibilities.”

Sygate Security Agent 4.0 for Windows XP Embedded
Sygate Security Agent 4.0 for Windows XP Embedded is the second in a series of releases that Sygate now offers to secure and protect Windows XP Embedded devices from outside threats. Sygate Security Agent 4.0 for Windows XP Embedded extends Sygate’s award-winning endpoint security technology to Windows XP Embedded devices, and includes an application-centric firewall, application-based intrusion prevention engine and enhanced network-based virus protection. In September, Sygate announced that version 4.0 of the solution had been specially optimized for Windows XP Embedded environments where Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) play an even greater role in deployment decisions. With the 4.0 release Sygate has:

– dramatically reduced the footprint size of the Sygate Security Agent component to 4MB while maintaining the rich functionality and the advanced features of its solution for other Windows platforms;
– fully integrated the Sygate Security Agent component with Microsoft’s Target Designer enabling developers the unique capability to easily customize configurations specific to the customer’s needs, including the setting of default security policies and the ability to automatically control various runtime characteristics of the Agent;
– added the Policy Editor to modify lock down policies to be deployed with the Sygate Security Agent;
– provided a run-time version of the Sygate Security Agent component with a simple Windows Installer which enables customers to deploy the agent on systems currently installed in the field without having to prepare and distribute a completely new image;
– adapted the Sygate Security Agent for Windows XP Embedded to operate in an autonomous or centrally managed mode.

“Embedded systems have typically represented a challenging aspect of enterprise security, yet our view has always been that you can’t have a successful protection strategy unless you protect all of your endpoints,” said John De Santis, CEO, Sygate Technologies. “Customers including the State of Iowa Judicial Branch recognize the value of building security into their network of thin clients, and we’ve worked to make the process as seamless and manageable for our customers as possible.”

The Sygate Security Agent 4.0 for Windows XP Embedded is now available directly from Sygate and its Windows XP Embedded Partners, including BSQUARE in North America and Macnica in Japan.

About Sygate Technologies
Sygate is the market leader of endpoint security solutions for the large enterprise. Using Sygate’s Continuous Compliance? solutions, the world’s largest organizations protect their networks, enforce business policies, and automate security practices to regain control of network security, reduce costs, and ensure compliance across the organization. Partnerships with industry leaders, including Alcatel, Aventail, Enterasys, Extreme Networks, Hewlett Packard, iPass, Juniper Networks, Microsoft and Nortel, enable Sygate’s technology to operate seamlessly across multiple platforms and applications. Sygate Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Fremont, California. For more information, please visit or call (866) 308-8899.

BSQUARE is a leading global provider of software, engineering services and consulting for the smart device market. Since 1994, BSQUARE has provided world-class device makers with the building blocks necessary to design, develop, and test innovative products quickly and cost effectively. A sample of BSQUARE customers includes Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, NEC, HTC, Microsoft and others. BSQUARE is one of Microsoft’s largest value-added partners worldwide for Windows Embedded software, a Gold-level Systems Integrator of the year and a leading Windows Mobile solutions provider for Smartphone and Pocket PC. BSQUARE is a Texas Instruments-licensed Independent OMAP? (Open Multimedia Application Platform) Technology Center. The company’s SDIO Now! technology has been adopted by over 65 top-tier smart device makers. For more information, visit BSQUARE at or call 888-820-4500.

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