Harvard’s University Information Services division deploys the PGP Encryption platform

PGP Corporation has announced that Harvard’s University Information Services (UIS) has implemented the PGP Encryption Platform to secure sensitive information. UIS will be deploying PGP Whole Disk Encryption to protect data stored on its desktop and laptop computers and PGP Universal Server for centralised management of its encryption applications.

UIS provides the central IT infrastructure for Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The division is deploying PGP technology to avoid the security breaches that continue to concern the higher education community. A noted consumer organisation recently stated that 30 percent of all reported security breaches in 2006 involved educational institutions. The PGP solution selected by UIS is an increasingly popular deployment by universities and companies of all sizes.

PGP Whole Disk Encryption provides strong security for intellectual property as well as student and faculty data, and PGP Universal Server, at the core of the PGP Encryption Platform, enables administrators and help desk staff to easily support end users. PGP Universal Server provides unified, Web-based administration for all PGP Encryption Platform-enabled applications, users, policies, provisioning, logging, and reporting through a single management console

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