Pointsec joins Trusted Computing Group to Advance Open Standards for Security Technologies

Newmarket, UK, December 21, 2004 – Pointsec, the worldwide de facto standard for mobile device security, today announced it has joined the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), an industry standards body whose specifications helps vendors to build products that let users protect critical data and information. Pointsec representatives will work closely with other TCG members to ensure that standards-based technology with embedded security features will reach Pointsec’s vast global customer base.

The Trusted Computing Group is a not-for-profit organization formed to develop, define, and promote open standards for hardware-enabled trusted computing and security technologies, including hardware building blocks and software interfaces, across multiple platforms, peripherals, and devices. The primary goal is to help users protect their information assets from compromise due to external software attack and physical theft. TCG specifications are implemented through a combination of software and hardware, using a Trusted Platform Module, a chip that stores encryption keys, passwords and digital certificates.

“TCG specifications enable more secure computing environments without compromising functional integrity, privacy, or individual rights. As the leader in the mobile device security market and a member of TCG, Pointsec is able to make an active and unique contribution to this vital standardization process,” said Erik Johannisson, CTO, Pointsec. “We are convinced that the TCG and the Trusted Platform program will enhance security across all common systems environments. This initiative fits squarely within Pointsec’s commitment to a multi-platform strategy”.

More than 90 companies across the globe are currently TCG members, including IBM, Intel, AMD, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, and Sun Microsystems. Hardware and software specifications have been completed and are available on the organization’s website. The TCG has active work groups for server, mobile devices, storage, peripherals, and other implementation specifications. Several semiconductor vendors are offering TCG-compliant chip solutions, and Trusted Computing, and the number is increasing rapidly.

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. Pointsec can be found on the web at www.pointsec.com.

About TCG
TCG is an industry standards body formed to develop, define, and promote open standards for trusted computing and security technologies, including hardware building blocks and software interfaces, across multiple platforms, peripherals, and devices. TCG specifications are designed to enable more secure computing environments without compromising functional integrity with the primary goal of helping users to protect their information assets from compromise due to external software attack and physical theft. More information and the organization’s specifications are available at the Trusted Computing Group’s website, www.trustedcomputinggroup.org.




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