PGP Corporation Extends Cross-Platform Support for Enterprise Data Protection
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Press release date: March 29, 2007
PALO ALTO, Calif., March 29 /- PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data security and encryption solutions, today announced upgrades to its product portfolio. Currently shipping, all PGP® Encryption Platform-enabled applications now support 32-bit editions of Microsoft's new Windows Vista(TM) operating system, in addition to existing support for Mac OS X, providing broad coverage across the most popular computer operating systems. The release also includes improved support for Lotus Notes users, increased support for additional European keyboards, and new technology to secure content on mobile devices and removable media such as USB flash drives. Committed to industry standards, supporting widely deployed technology platforms, and providing customers with multiple deployment options, PGP Corporation enables customers to strategically defend data wherever it exists.
PGP® technology is designed to meet customer requirements for rapidly deployable encryption solutions with consistent policy enforcement and key management, making it ideal for global organizations of all sizes across all industries.
Latest Ponemon Study Validates Demand for an Encryption Platform
A recent study conducted by The Ponemon Institute(C), sponsored by PGP Corporation, surveyed needs, motivations, uses, and strategies for protecting data with encryption. In the "2007 Annual Study: Enterprise Encryption Trends", respondents stated the most effective approach to defending their data was by adopting an encryption platform, which enables an organization to centrally manage and deploy multiple encryption applications with consistent policy enforcement. Of the 800 U.S. global IT and business personnel responding, 61 percent viewed an encryption platform as "important" or "very important". Survey participants also viewed an encryption platform as a key driver for reducing operational costs, increasing productivity, and eliminating redundant administrative tasks. For more information on the survey, visit http://www.pgp.com/downloads/research_reports/index.html.
In this latest update of the PGP Encryption Platform, all PGP applications, including the awarding-winning PGP® Whole Disk Encryption, are compatible with 32-bit editions of the Vista operating system, including Windows Vista Enterprise. PGP Corporation is a member of Microsoft's ISV Managed Partner Program and remains committed to offering customers an array of deployment options according to their preferred operating systems and platforms. New functionality in this release delivers policy-based encryption options for removable and non-bootable disks, enabling cross-platform sharing of encrypted media. This functionality eliminates the risk of data breaches from lost or stolen USB drives. PGP Corporation recently partnered with ControlGuard, a leading provider of endpoint security, to further extend this functionality. Other enhancements in this release include improved support for Lotus Notes users and PGP Whole Disk Encryption support for French- and Spanish-language keyboards.
"At PGP Corporation, we remain focused on making encryption technology easier and more approachable in every release of our products, so we're pleased to deliver this upgrade. Although many of our global customers have yet to deploy Microsoft Vista, they appreciate our ability to quickly deliver this compatibility across the PGP Encryption Platform, in no way delaying their likely evaluation of Vista," said Phillip Dunkelberger, president and CEO of PGP Corporation. "Organizations are looking for holistic solutions to defending their data and increasingly see value in the integrated approach we provide."
The PGP Encryption Platform provides a strategic enterprise encryption framework for shared user management, policy, and provisioning automated across multiple, integrated encryption applications. All PGP Encryption Platform-enabled applications -- from PGP NetShare for network file and folder encryption for collaborative teams, to PGP Whole Disk Encryption for encryption of all files on desktops, laptops, and removable media, to PGP Desktop for automatic email and file encryption for desktops and laptops- leverage users, keys, and configurations to expedite deployment and policy enforcement and can be combined to provide multiple layers of security. The PGP Encryption Platform is deployed with the first PGP application installed, enabling organizations to reap best-in-class encryption in phases or as business requirements emerge and evolve.
PGP Corporation remains the only commercial security vendor to publish product source code for peer review.
Pricing and Availability
PGP product licenses are based on the encryption applications customers select and the management tools they use. Customer options range from a single seat of a single encryption application to multiple seats of a single application with management server or to a mix-and-match combination of encryption applications all managed by the same server. English, German, and Japanese versions of all products are available immediately worldwide from PGP resellers and the PGP website.
About PGP Corporation
PGP Corporation, a global security software company, is the leader in email and data encryption. Based on a unified key management and policy infrastructure, the PGP® Encryption Platform offers the broadest set of integrated applications for enterprise data security. PGP platform-enabled applications allow organizations to meet current needs and expand as security requirements evolve for email, laptops, desktops, instant messaging, PDAs, network storage, FTP and bulk data transfers, and backups.
PGP® solutions are used by more than 80,000 enterprises, businesses, and governments worldwide, including 95 percent of the Fortune® 100, 75 percent of the Fortune® Global 100, 87 percent of Germany's DAX index, and 51 percent of the FTSE 100 Index. As a result, PGP Corporation has earned a global reputation for innovative, standards-based, and trusted solutions. PGP solutions help protect confidential information, secure customer data, achieve regulatory and audit compliance, and safeguard companies' brands and reputations. Contact PGP Corporation at www.pgp.com or +1 650 319 9000.
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