U.S. Army To Secure Mobile Medical Information With Endpoint Security Solution From Pointsec

Cambridge – March 29, 2005 – Pointsec, the global leader and the provider of the de facto standard for enterprise security software for laptop and desktop PCs, PDAs and smartphones, today announced that it will provide endpoint security technology for the U.S. Army’s Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4). MC4 will work with Insight Public Sector, a leading provider of IT products and services for federal governmental divisions and agencies, including the United States Army, to deploy over 11,000 HP Pocket PC handheld devices with Pointsec for Pocket PC encryption technology to its highly-trained medical staff. These devices will be used by Army medical professionals all over the world, especially in the combat situations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With mobile medical teams treating soldiers in hostile environments, patient information must be readily available, easily transferable to treatment centers and absolutely secure. After fierce competition and successful field trials, the Army is now deploying Pointsec for Pocket PC across the board, driven in part by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requirements. With this order, Pointsec will recognize over £300,000 in their first quarter.

MC4’s mission is to eliminate unreliable paper-based systems and replace them with an automated medical digitization system for soldier care. MC4 is taking the technology of telemedicine and other existing automation systems in medical and support facilities and integrating for combat support. MC4 links healthcare providers, medical diagnostic systems, information command and control, and medical command and control systems at all echelons.

“Pointsec is proud to be selected by the U.S. Army to bring enhanced security to the military and its mobile battlefield,” said Peter Larsson, CEO, Pointsec. “Pointsec solutions provide the military with the confidence that only authorized personnel are accessing sensitive medical data so that patients can receive the best possible care.”

Pointsec’s FIPS-certified encryption software ensures that all or selected parts of a mobile device’s data can be encrypted in real time and can only be accessed by authenticated users. Pointsec’s software ensures that encryption is performed according to an organization’s security policies without requiring action on the part of end users, and its exclusive “on-the-fly” encryption method results in virtually no performance difference for the device.

“MC4 is an ideal application for the PocketPC platform and the addition of the Pointsec software meets the rigorous security requirements of the DoD,” said Randy Siegel of Microsoft. “The combined solution takes a great mobile platform and makes it even better.”

About Pointsec for Pocket PC
Pointsec for Pocket PC is the premier security product for Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) powered by the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system. Pointsec for Pocket PC offers automatic, real-time encryption of all data on a user’s PDA, including data created using Microsoft Outlook E-mail, Notes, Pocket Word and more. Pointsec for Pocket PC also automatically secures data stored on removable media such as MicroDrives, MultiMedia Cards (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) cards and Compact Flash (CF) cards, thus ensuring that all forms of personal and enterprise data will be protected.

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 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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