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
Available now, Pointsec for Linux offers plug-and-play support for Linux
kernel versions 2.6.x and newer. For additional information, please visit
Merritt Group for 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