Swedish Police Force Selects Utimaco Solutions for Mobile Security

London, 30 March 2005 – Following a review of its security defenses, the Swedish national police force’s administrative arm, the Rikspolisstyrelsen (RPS), has selected Utimaco’s SafeGuard Easy to protect the notebooks used by its mobile police teams and the computers fitted inside its police vehicles. More than 1,000 police computers, running Windows XP, will be installed with SafeGuard Easy protecting the data, by the hard disk’s completely transparent encryption, in the event of the device being misplaced or stolen.

Utimaco Safeware satisfied the police force’s strict selection procedure; “SafeGuard Easy was the only solution able to completely meet our demands when it came to user-friendliness and transparency,” said Bj?¶rn Linder of the Polisv?¤sendets IT service (PVIT).

“We’re very pleased that the RPS has placed its full confidence in SafeGuard Easy. In the extremely critical network environment of mobile police officers, by using SafeGuard Easy, neither security nor availability can be compromised,” added Mikael Schwarzman, sales manager at Utimaco Safeware AB, Utimaco’s Swedish subsidiary.

As the Swedish Police are responsible for law and order in the country, it is vital they protect their own network against violation and data manipulation. SafeGuard Easy is a trusted solution, world-wide, for protecting mobile data on notebooks and offers the added benefit of data being encrypted transparently on hard disks, as well as on mobile memory media.

Additional information and a free demo version of SafeGuard Easy is available from www.utimaco.com/sg-easy

About Utimaco Safeware AG

Utimaco Safeware AG is the leading European technology manufacturer of professional IT security solutions. The security technology and solutions developed by Utimaco protect the electronic data of companies and government bodies against unauthorised access and guarantee that business processes and administrative procedures in the electronic world are binding and confidential. Utimaco Safeware’s Personal Device Security division supplies technologies and solutions for mobile security in the areas of high-level authentication including biometric techniques, encryption and integrity checks. Its products and solutions secure data in terminal server and Citrix environments, on the PC, notebook and PDA at the workplace, and on the move. Utimaco Safeware’s Transaction Security division specialises in security solutions for e-business, e-government and e-payment based on its own technologies (telecommunications management systems, hardware security modules, gateways for e-mail security, authentication and digital signatures, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and PKI-enabled applications).

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