New Class of Mobile Device Fuels Productivity Explosion and Increased Need for Security When Working Remotely
BALTIMORE, April 5 -- Bluefire Security Technologies, Inc., a developer of security solutions for mobile devices, today announced full support of the Palm(R) Treo(TM) 700w smartphone, part of a new class of mobile device combined with broadband wireless.
"With today's technology, the concept of a smartphone as a small, compact wireless mobile device that has all the usability of a PC has become a reality," says Mark Komisky, CEO of Bluefire Security Technologies. "Along with the freedom to have a PC experience while working remotely without having the PC, comes the responsibility of understanding and protecting smartphones from potential threats and vulnerabilities."
Komisky continues, "Organizations should use the same security requirements with smartphones that they use with PCs or laptops."
Bluefire addresses this need for security by providing products that protect mobile devices, such as the Palm Treo 700w smartphone, from potential security threats. With the Palm Treo 700w smartphone, individuals will now be able to access their corporate email and data using the Bluefire VPN while sitting in the airport lounge or access and edit critical sales applications on their company network while meeting with customers, just as they would when using their laptop remotely.(1)
"The Treo smartphone is transforming what users think of as the office, leading to substantially more business being conducted by individuals on the go," says Steve Butsch, director of systems engineering, Palm, Inc. "With the increased rate of adoption of mobile devices, large enterprises and small businesses alike need to make sure their corporate assets remain secure."
Bluefire's VPN software is available for free trial download and purchase at www.bluefiresecurity.com/.
About Bluefire Security Technologies, Inc.
Bluefire Security Technologies provides a complete security solution specifically designed for mobile handheld devices. The Bluefire Mobile Security(TM) Suite is the industry's only fully integrated security solution including authentication, encryption, integrity monitoring, firewall, logging and central management. Bluefire enables the secure deployment and use of handhelds across the enterprise by allowing handheld devices to be secured as part of the IT network infrastructure. Bluefire Security Technologies recently won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2005 - Maryland Award.
Bluefire Mobile Security(TM) solutions support the Microsoft Windows (WM) 2003, WM 5.0 and Palm operating systems; are available directly from Bluefire, CDW, and Software in the United States, and internationally through Ubitexx GmbH (Germany), and Synergy Software Systems (UAE); and are certified by Cingular Wireless.
For more information visit www.bluefiresecurity.com/ or call (410) 637-8160.
(1) Within wireless service coverage area only. Availability and coverage depends upon carrier and the geographic scope of international roaming agreements. Email, messaging and web access requires data services from a mobile service provider at an additional cost.
Palm and Treo are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc.
CONTACT: Jessica Trzyna or Gillian Pommerehn, email@example.com, both for Bluefire Security Technologies, Inc., +1-410-727-6855