Newmarket – April 11, 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 it will provide endpoint security technology for Swiss Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurers and the world’s largest life and health reinsurer. During 2004, Pointsec for PC encryption technology has been delivered to protect data on more than 4,500 notebook personal computers for Swiss Re. In the event of theft or loss, Pointsec for PC ensures that the business critical data stored on the notebook remains private and secure.
Employees at Swiss Re’s Zurich headquarters who frequently travel between home and different office locations are provided with a notebook PC. Swiss Re wanted to increase its protection in Windows XP, not allowing data to be accessed using easily-available hacking software.
“With Swiss Re’s flexible mobile working environment, before we started using Pointsec, we were increasingly faced with data security issues,” said Fredi Schmid, executive project manager at Swiss Re. “Not only was Pointsec an ideal match for us with their proven experience in large deployments, but their unmatched pre-boot protection capability gave us the confidence that we were getting the most secure solution.”
To date, about 2,000 laptops have been encrypted. In the next stage, the Pointsec solution will also be applied for encryption of USB memory sticks, diskettes and other removable media.
About Swiss Re
Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading reinsurers and the world’s largest life and health reinsurer. The company operates through more than 70 offices in over 30 countries. Swiss Re has been in the reinsurance business since its foundation in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863. Through its three business groups Property & Casualty, Life and Health and Financial Services, Swiss Re offers a wide variety of products to manage capital and risk. Traditional reinsurance products, including a broad range of property and casualty as well as life and health covers and related services, are complemented by insurance-based corporate finance solutions and supplementary services for comprehensive risk management. Swiss Re is currently rated ‘AA’ by Standard & Poor’s, ‘Aa2’ by Moody’s, and A+ by A.M. Best.
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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