Pointsec Announces Availability of First Enterprise Endpoint Encryption Solution for Linux Solution Supports Standard Linux Kernels without Requiring a Rebuild



    CHICAGO, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- 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
 http://www.pointsec.com.
 
     Contact:
      Stacy Simpson
      Merritt Group for Pointsec
      703-390-1528
      simpson@merrittgrp.com
 
     About Pointsec
     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: http://www.pointsec.com.
 
 

SOURCE Pointsec Mobile Technologies

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