PGP encryption approved for use within UK Government

PGP Whole Disk Encryption has been formally approved by the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance (CESG) as suitable for use by Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) in the UK, as well as other appropriate organisations. The approval underlines PGP Corporation’s ongoing commitment to provide high-grade encryption software that offers protection against the loss of corporate data and personal information, thus enabling organisations to conduct business in a secure fashion without disrupting user productivity.

PGP Corporation has been working closely with the CESG to gain approval for the use of PGP software within UK Government organisations. The CESG manages and formalises the usage of cryptographic products within HMG and the UK public sector with its CESG Assisted Products Service (CAPS) – an approval scheme that is specific to the UK Government market. For any product to achieve CAPS approval and be advertised as suitable for purchase by HMG, it must be verified by the CESG to meet exacting security standards.

Government approvals and validations – such as CAPS and FIPS 140-2 – provide global companies with a high level of assurance that the PGP products adhere to rigorous encryption and compliance standards with international security organisations.

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