Pointsec Extends Award-Winning Data Encryption Solution to Linux

Newmarket, UK – November 22, 2004 – Pointsec(r), the worldwide de facto standard for mobile device security, today announced that it is broadening its endpoint security solutions to encompass Linux-the world’s fastest-growing operating system. Pointsec for Linux(tm) enables users to protect their most confidential data stored on laptops and desktop computers running Linux. Pointsec is the only company in the endpoint security market to provide complete hard disk encryption for this increasingly important enterprise platform.

“The explosion of Linux, especially on notebook PCs that are easily lost of stolen, has created a compelling need for strong, automatic data security for that platform,” said Peter Larsson, President and CEO for Pointsec. “Our customers – the world’s leading enterprises and government organisations-must ensure complete security for classified data, intellectual property, trade secrets, and personal identity, financial, and health information stored on mobile devices and desktops – regardless of operating system.”

Pointsec’s data encryption solutions enable secure deployment of mobile devices, giving users complete confidence that confidential information is available only to legitimate users. Pointsec ensures instant, automatic encryption and decryption that is transparent to users and does not impede performance or productivity. Pointsec supports every major operating system for PCs, PDAs, and smart phones, and secures all information stored on the mobile devices and on removable memory media with full-disk encryption.

Pointsec for Linux will be available in early 2005. With this latest release, Pointsec solidifies its position as the leader in mobile device security-with the most customers deployed, highest level of security certification, and more complete device coverage than any other company. Pointsec has also been recognized by the Gartner Group for three years running as the only Leader in its Magic Quadrant(r) for mobile data encryption.

About Pointsec
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. Visit our web site at: www.pointsec.com.

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