Pointsec Announces Availability of First Enterprise Endpoint Encryption Solution for Linux
Newmarket – September 26, 2005 – Pointsec Mobile Technologies, 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 the general availability of its endpoint encryption solution for Linux-based operating systems. With Pointsec for Linux(tm), corporations can now employ centrally managed full-disk encryption to protect information stored on Linux laptops and desktops.
By extending its full-disk encryption solution to Linux desktops and laptops, Pointsec can better address the needs of the growing number of Linux enterprise users. Large technology and telecommunications corporations needing to protect intellectual property stored on laptop and desktop computers represent a significant portion of Pointsec’s customer base and are some of the fastest growing markets adopting the Linux operating system. After a successful beta program, numerous Pointsec customers representing these markets have chosen to deploy to a larger user community due to support for multiple users and groups on standard Linux kernels.
“We are seeing an increasing global demand for encryption of endpoint equipment, such as notebook PCs, across many industries as companies realize the threat to their confidential information posed by lost or stolen computers,” said Peter Larsson, CEO of Pointsec Mobile Technologies. “Enterprise customers are turning to Pointsec for protection of their sensitive information in large part due to our ability to support more platforms than any other solution available today. By extending our support to Linux, we are meeting the needs of current customers and expanding our reach into enterprise Linux environments.”
Pointsec for Linux includes out-of-the box support for standard Linux kernels, ensuring that all or selected parts of a hard drive’s data can be encrypted in real time and can only be accessed by an authenticated user. Its innovative approach to centralized management has made Pointsec the most widely deployed data protection solution available for all popular mobile platforms.
Available now, Pointsec for Linux offers plug-and-play support for Linux kernel versions 2.6.x and newer. For additional information, please visit www.pointsec.com.
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 organisations 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 organisations around the world. Founded in 1988, Pointsec Mobile Technologies AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Protect Data AB, publicly traded (PROT) on the Stockholm stock exchange. The company has two U.S. offices, nine EMEA offices, two APAC offices and one branch office in Dubai, Middle East. Pointsec can be found on the web at: www.pointsec.com.