Bluefire Mobile Security® VPN Deployed to Palm Employees Worldwide


Bluefire Mobile Security(R) VPN Deployed to Palm Employees Worldwide

BALTIMORE, Oct. 9 / / -- Bluefire, the leading provider of mobile and wireless security software, today announced that Palm, Inc. will begin deploying the Bluefire Mobile Security(R) VPN to over 1,000 employees this fall.

A leader in mobile computing, Palm tested multiple mobile VPN clients on the market before choosing to deploy Bluefire's VPN. Palm selected Bluefire's solution -- and made it a requirement company-wide -- due to multiple factors including:

o Integration with existing IPSec-standard infrastructure
o Support for the Windows Mobile and Palm operating systems
o Ease-of-use
o Unparalleled customer service and support
o Support for GPRS, EDGE, HSPDA, CDMA, EVDO and WiFi

Securing mobile data-in-transit is a priority for Palm because employees use their Palm(R) Treo(TM) smartphones to access the corporate network and resources as well as send and receive confidential emails. Bluefire's VPN ensures that this data-in-transit remains secure.

"After testing multiple VPNs on the market, we found that Bluefire's VPN was easy to use and the best solution for our needs," said Mike Allison, senior IT director at Palm, Inc. "Palm is confident that with Bluefire's VPN employees can remotely and securely access internal files."

"Bluefire is proud that a respected industry leader such as Palm named Bluefire as the VPN of choice," said Mark Komisky, Bluefire CEO. "With the rise of the Mobile Web 2.0, professionals are using their smartphones for more sophisticated applications like Salesforce.com and mobile banking, while often leaving their confidential data insecure. Palm is demonstrating their leadership by being proactive about securing their mobile data."

In deploying Bluefire's VPN, Palm joins other renowned Bluefire customers including Nestle Brazil, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston.

The award-winning Bluefire Mobile Security(R) VPN provides an IPsec-compliant secure connection for data-in-transit. It is certified through the RSA Secured(R) Partner Program with RSA SecurID(R), leading two-factor authentication technology from RSA, The Security Division of EMC. Bluefire's VPN is compliant with Federal Information Processing Standards 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) and operates seamlessly across Wi-Fi, LAN, and cellular networks with no user intervention required.

To obtain a free 14-day trial or to purchase Bluefire's VPN, please visit http://bluefiresecurity.com/downloads/.

About Bluefire Security Technologies, Inc.

Bluefire provides the most complete security solution specifically designed for smartphones and wireless devices. Bluefire Mobile Security(R) Enterprise Edition is the industry's only fully integrated security solution including authentication, encryption, integrity monitoring, firewall, logging and central management. The Bluefire Mobile Security(R) VPN provides an IPsec compliant secure connection for data-in-transit. The Bluefire Mobile Security(R) Enterprise Edition, together with the Bluefire Mobile Security(R) VPN, enable the secure deployment and use of wireless devices across the enterprise. For more information, visit www.bluefiresecurity.com/ or call (410) 637-8160.

Palm and Treo are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc. Press

Source: Bluefire Security Technologies, Inc.

CONTACT: Company Contact, Amy Garland of Bluefire,
+1-410-637-8018, agarland@bluefiresecurity.com

Web site: www.bluefiresecurity.com/

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