Pointsec Signs Contract with Swedish Armed Forces
High Wycombe – March 2, 2006 – 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 a contract with the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV). Pointsec will initially supply 5,000 user licenses for its Pointsec for PC endpoint security solution to the Swedish Armed Forces, with an option for an additional 5,000 licenses in the future. The order will be delivered and booked in the second quarter of 2006.
FMV has managed the procurement for a data protection solution on behalf of the Swedish Armed Forces, which has recognized an increasing use of laptop PCs throughout its organisation. The initiative for data protection has been called upon by the requirement for laptop users to work outside protected environments, while traveling and from home, paired with the concern for losing sensitive and classified information if a laptop is lost or stolen. Pointsec enables real-time strong encryption of all or selected parts of a hard disk drive, making data accessible to authenticated users only.
The Swedish Armed Forces will use Pointsec’s data protection solution together with its current smartcard-based user identification system. Deployment will leverage the open architecture of Pointsec for PC, which greatly facilitates integration of the data protection features with third-party solutions for two-factor authentication.
“Pointsec is proud to be selected by FMV to help the Swedish Defense meet the needs and challenges presented by their growing number of mobile users,” said Peter Larsson, CEO, Pointsec Mobile Technologies. “This contract testifies to Pointsec’s leading position as a supplier to the most demanding and security conscious organisations worldwide.”
Pointsec’s defense client base includes the U.S. Department of Defense, armed forces in the U.S. and the Netherlands. In Sweden, FMV has deployed Pointsec’s encryption solution for the administration’s internal use.
Pointsec has become the most widely deployed data protection solution because it offers more and higher industry certifications than any competitive solution, innovative centralized management and the widest coverage of mobile platforms available, including laptop and desktop PCs, PDAs, smartphones, and removable media.