Integrated Solution combines device control/data encryption.

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To provide flexibility and control in managing removable media devices across enterprise, combination of PGP® Whole Disk Encryption with ControlGuard Endpoint Manager enables effective endpoint management using device-specific access policies. Solution addresses concerns over data leakage as well as need to ensure that content copied to USB drives and similar devices can be protected and encrypted according to policy.

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ControlGuard and PGP Corporation Partner to Deliver Integrated Device Control and Data Encryption Solution

Bridgewater, NJ -- March 27, 2007 -- ControlGuard, a leading provider of endpoint security, today announced a partnership agreement with PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data security and encryption solutions. The two companies have delivered an integrated solution that provides customers with greater flexibility and control in managing the removable media devices across their enterprise. The integration responds to customers' growing concerns with data leakage, and the need to ensure that content copied to USB drives and similar devices can be protected and encrypted according to policy. Customers can now effectively manage endpoints using device-specific access policies.

"PGP Corporation is committed to delivering robust, scalable security solutions that today's enterprises expect and demand," said Steve Schoenfeld, vice president of products, PGP Corporation. "Integrating PGP Whole Disk Encryption with ControlGuard's granular port and device control technology extends the value of the PGP Encryption Platform and platform-enabled applications, enabling customers to prevent and alleviate the costly consequences of lost or stolen portable storage devices. We're pleased to work with ControlGuard to deliver this market-driven functionality."

The solution combines PGP® Whole Disk Encryption with ControlGuard Endpoint Manager, enabling organizations to enrich the management of their data protection policies. A best-in-class application widely adopted across all verticals and enterprises of all sizes, PGP Whole Disk Encryption provides comprehensive, non-stop disk encryption, enabling quick, cost-effective protection for content. The application leverages the PGP Encryption Platform for central management from a single administrative console, ensuring consistent policy enforcement and lower IT operational costs.

ControlGuard's Endpoint Manager is an enterprise-grade solution for controlling, monitoring and logging how information is downloaded and uploaded to endpoints, in order to prevent information leakage from PCs and laptops. It secures the use of removable media and portable storage devices by defining and enforcing endpoint data protection policies, monitoring and auditing endpoint activities, and providing flexible access rules as well as USB lock and device lock capabilities. Together with PGP Whole Disk Encryption, ControlGuard's endpoint security technology provides unprecedented granularity of encryption policies that not only control and monitor what kind of devices and removable media can be used, but also guarantee that unprotected devices and media will not be used.

"Portable platforms and removable media remain at the heart of today's enterprise security concerns," said David Raanan, general manager at ControlGuard. "By teaming with PGP Corporation, we are able to combine two leading technologies to offer companies the best possible solution for controlling, monitoring and enforcing the policies that will keep data safe."

The combined solution is immediately available. Please contact PGP Corporation or ControlGuard for more information on the solution, or for reseller information.

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, and 87 percent of Germany's DAX 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 or +1 650 319 9000.

About ControlGuard
ControlGuard is a leading provider of enterprise-grade security solutions that protect, manage and secure enterprises from endpoint vulnerabilities like information leakage and data theft. The company's flagship product, Endpoint Access Manager, manages the secure use of removable media and portable devices. ControlGuard works with market leaders in the financial services, legal, healthcare and government sectors. ControlGuard can be reached at and +1 908-203-4683.

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