Pointsec Signs Global Contract with ABB
Cambridge, October 26, 2004 – Pointsec Mobile Technologies, a global leader and the provider of the de facto standard for enterprise security software for laptop and desktop PCs, PDAs and smartphones, today announced a global contract with ABB, a world leader in power and automation technologies. As a result, Pointsec’s security solution for PDAs and smartphones becomes a corporate standard for mobile data protection, available to ABB units worldwide.
Following an evaluation of data protection solutions, ABB has selected Pointsec(r) for its enterprise mobile data protection standard. The decision was made based on Pointsec’s extensive platform support, providing data protection for all of ABB’s strategic platforms for PDAs and smartphones.
“We have closely analyzed several available offerings to find and implement a coherent and wide-ranging mobile data protection solution that supports all of our operational systems platforms,” said Åke Johansson, ABB Group Senior IS Architect. “Our conclusion was that Pointsec offers the best solution to our current needs, while we are also confident that their tools will be enhanced, as our systems environment evolves over time.”
Pointsec is a global leader in providing comprehensive access control and encryption solutions for laptop and desktop PCs, PDAs and smartphones, supporting all major operating systems.
“As a preferred supplier to ABB, we have a key customer with strict demands and high expectations that we provide both cutting-edge technology and a robust, experienced support framework,” said Peter Larsson, CEO, Pointsec Mobile Technologies. “ABB’s selection of Pointsec confirms our strategy to address the needs of global organizations with large mobile workgroups, which has become a competitive advantage for us.”
The corporate contract signed by ABB and Pointsec specifies fixed terms and conditions for orders and shipments based on an implementation plan that spans several years. The contract is one of the first global agreements for data protection solutions that specifically covers PDAs and smartphones, indicating that the market for handheld mobile computing devices is now maturing.
Other organizations across the globe that use Pointsec include the U.S. IRS (Internal Revenue Service), Capgemini, the U.S. Justice Department, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, AstraZeneca, Ericsson and Telia Sonera.
Pointsec is the worldwide de facto standard for mobile device security – with the most customers deployed, highest level of certification, and more complete device coverage than any other company. Pointsec delivers a trusted solution for automatic data encryption that guarantees proven protection at the most vulnerable point where sensitive enterprise data is stored – on mobile devices. By securing sensitive information stored on laptops, PDAs, smartphones, and removable media, enterprises and government organizations can protect and enhance their image, minimize risk, shield confidential data, guard information assets, and strengthen public and shareholder confidence. Pointsec’s customers include blue chip companies and government organizations around the world. Founded in 1988, Pointsec Mobile Technologies AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Protect Data AB, publicly traded (PROT) on the Stockholm stock exchange. The company has four U.S. offices and 11 EMEA offices. Pointsec can be found on the web at www.pointsec.com.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 105,000 people.