Utimaco Combines its Solutions with Brand New Hardware-Based Hard Disk Encryption System from Seagate

London, UK, 9 June 2005 – The secure handling of data on notebooks is one thing, but the ability to administrate mobile computers in a company network is another. Utimaco, the leading European supplier of IT security solutions has worked together with Seagate, leaders in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, to combine the two aspects of security technology with the latest hardware-based full disk encryption solution.

For Utimaco, this partnership is one more step in the process of anchoring mobile security in companies. Seagate’s new Momentus hard disk ensures complete disk encryption. As passwords are easily forgotten, Utimaco provides a secure and efficient emergency system for resetting them when the Momentus solution is implemented. Companys’ administrators can implement supplementary Utimaco SafeGuard­ solutions to extend the encryption protection to mobile memory media and servers.

“The pressure to provide greater flexibility during daily working life means that ever more mobile personal devices are being integrated in corporate networks. This makes optimum integration of security and administrative ability for the devices essential. With this joint solution, we can offer our customers much more protection against hacking and system manipulation than with traditional security measures”, said Jackie Groves, managing director of Utimaco. “This cooperation, which begins at the development stage, is very important to our efforts to supply our business customers with greater security management. It means we can provide optimum security solutions.

About Utimaco Safeware AG:

Utimaco Safeware AG is the leading European 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, a
uthentication and digital signatures, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and PKI-enabled applications). For more information visit www.Utimaco.com.

About Seagate:
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications. Seagate’s business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world’s growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC.

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