Administration Tool handles enterprise file encryption.

Press Release Summary:

DESlock+ data encryption software utility lets IT managers, project managers, and team leaders configure multiple DESlock+ licenses as well as define and manage company-wide groups and user-rights so specific documents are viewable only by authorized individuals. Used to establish and automate encryption policy, product protects documents, folders, disks, removable storage media, and computer systems as well as email messages, compressed archives, and clipboard contents.

Original Press Release:

DESlock+ Strong File Encryption Goes Enterprise-Wide

New Administrator's Tool Provides Centralized Management of User Groups, User Permissions, and Encryption Keys

TAUNTON, England, June 6 -- Data Encryption Systems Limited, the UK-based leader in software copyright protection, data encryption, secure messaging and data storage solutions, has released an Administrator's Tool for its award-winning DESlock+ data encryption software. The new utility enables IT managers, project managers and team leaders to quickly configure multiple DESlock+ licenses and to define and manage company-wide groups and user-rights so that specific documents can be viewed only by authorized individuals.

"Our customers who use DESlock+ to protect the information on multiple computers have been asking us to streamline the process of configuring and distributing encryption keys among users, and to provide a system for managing groups and their respective access rights," said David Tomlinson, managing director of Data Encryption Systems. "The new DESlock+ Administrator's Tool significantly simplifies these processes for IT managers, and makes it easy to ensure that individual users, or groups of users, have controlled access to specific documents, folders and volumes."

Establishing enterprise-wide, strong file encryption

The management and security of sensitive data is a major challenge that small businesses, enterprises and government agencies must address. Windows does not offer IT managers a simple way to establish and automate an encryption policy, and to apply it company-wide to individual users, workgroups or operating units. Despite the efforts of even the most cautious IT manager, information such as personnel records, financial databases, medical information and confidential company reports often resides unencrypted on users' computers, and can fall into the wrong hands through security breaches, computer theft or mislaid laptop computers.

DESlock+ fills this void, offering simple, yet extremely powerful, encryption of documents, folders, disks, removable storage media, and computer systems. It also provides encryption of email messages prior to transmission, encrypted compressed archives, and even encryption of clipboard contents. DESlock+ uses a system of unique encryption keys so that users can exchange encrypted documents with others, who use a shared key to decrypt the document. Controlling and tracking DESlock+ key assignment in larger organizations can be a challenge; the Administrator's Tool addresses this issue and provides managers with flexible control over which user, or users, can access which information.

Administrator's Tool - Key features

-- Centralized acquisition, configuration and distribution of DESlock+ encryption keys. The application also provides a convenient way for a manager to track which user or department has been assigned a key.
-- Creation, assignment and management of user profiles, enabling commonly used configurations to be applied to specific users or groups of users, and the definition and application of access rights, either to individual users or to groups of users.
-- Option Sets to define and limit functionality that is available for each user. For example, a specific user may be allowed to encrypt and delete folders, but is not permitted to generate new encryption keys.

Pricing, System Requirements and Where to Buy

The DESlock+ Administrator's Tool costs US$365 (UK 200 pounds Sterling) and is available immediately from Data Encryption Systems. Volume discounts are available. It requires a USB hardware token (included with the software), and operates with DESlock+ 3.2.2 or greater (available for download from the company website). The DESlock+ Administrator's Tool, DESlock+ licenses and USB hardware tokens can be purchased through the company's website:

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About Data Encryption Systems

Since 1985, Data Encryption Systems has been the UK's most successful manufacturer of software protection dongles, software copyright protection systems, and secure handset reprogramming accessories. Data Encryption Systems markets and supports products used by tens of thousands of businesses worldwide to protect applications, copyrighted materials, medical records, government files and other confidential and personal information. The company's flagship product, DESlock+, has been awarded SC Magazine's Best Buy for the second year running.

CONTACT: in the US, Tim Cox of Zing Public Relations, +1-650-369-7784, or; or in the UK, Paula Elliott of Communic8 Consulting, +44(0)1189-754541, or, both for Data Encryption Systems Limited

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