Pre-loaded security solutions by Utimaco on ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops immediately available worldwide

London (UK), 31 August 2005 – Utimaco Safeware AG, a major European manufacturer of professional IT security solutions, announced today that it will pre-load the encrypting solution SafeGuard PrivateDisk on ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops from Lenovo. Available immediately, SafeGuard PrivateDisk allows ThinkPad notebook and ThinkCentre desktop users to create an encrypted virtual disk drive on their hardware in order to easily save confidential data securely.

The encrypted volumes can be set up on hard disks, network directories or on other mobile media, such as USB memory sticks. Confidential data can also be securely exchanged within work-groups. By upgrading to the Enterprise Edition of SafeGuard PrivateDisk, companies are offered the option to enforce their individual safety policies on all computers on an ongoing basis – for example, security policies can be enforced by central management tools, helping to provide a uniform security environment.

SafeGuard Easy by Utimaco has been available as a security option for comprehensive hard disk encryption for ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktop PCs since October 2004. In April this year, Lenovo expanded its portfolio to include folder encryption through SafeGuard PrivateDisk Enterprise Edition from Utimaco. Both SafeGuard solutions are interoperable with the ThinkVantage Technologies by Lenovo including the onboard security chip and Lenovo’s one button recovery and restore solution, “Rescue and Recovery,” to diagnose, get help and recover even if the operating system will not boot. In addition, Utimaco is a Global Platinum Partner in the Lenovo Alliance Program.

“A variety of reputable international customers have already opted for our joint security solution since October 2004. Pre-loading Utimaco’s security option on ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktop PCs will accelerate the proliferation of SafeGuard PrivateDisk security preferences making it possible for our customers to enjoy the advantages mobile computing has to offer,” said Martin W??lfert, CEO of Utimaco.

Further information regarding the partnership with Lenovo as well as SafeGuard Easy and SafeGuard PrivateDisk is available at:

Utimaco are supporting the Gartner IT Security Summit 2005, 14 – 15 September at the Royal Lancaster Hotel London, UK. Further information of this event can be found at

Utimaco Safeware AG
Utimaco 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 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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