Storage Encryption Product secures data on removable devices.

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GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption provides CD/DVD encryption, self-extracting encrypted files with password control, plaintext file encryption, and enhanced logging and reporting. It features enterprise-grade manageability via single, tightly integrated Active Directory based console to manage all GuardianEdge products, 256 BIT AES FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption, device support for USB devices, thumb drives, and iPods, and safe access to encrypted media from any computer.

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GuardianEdge Protects Vulnerable Data Endpoints with New Removable Storage Encryption Product

Enterprise-class Product Encrypts CDs/DVDs, Controls Device Access, Enhances Logging/Reporting, Allows Creation of Self-Extracting Files and Plaintext File Encryption

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18 -- GuardianEdge, the leading provider of endpoint data protection for the enterprise, today announced the new release of the GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption product that includes features that make it a best-of-breed offering for enterprises and government departments. These new features include: CD/DVD encryption, self-extracting files, 256 bit AES FIPS 140-2 compliance, plaintext file encryption and enhanced logging and reporting.

The GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption product, a crucial component of the GuardianEdge Data Protection Platform, enables enterprises and government agencies to maximize the benefits of removable storage devices such as USB devices, iPods, and portable hard drives while mitigating the risk of losing sensitive, proprietary or legally protected data.

"GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption is a critical part of our data protection platform. It helps us protect valuable customer and enterprise data and simultaneously avoid the disclosure costs and erosion of image and brand that would result from a potential data breach," said Scott McBurney, assistant vice president of IT with Members 1st Federal Credit Union. "GuardianEdge continues to lead the industry with a removable storage encryption offering that features new functionality which sets the product apart from others. We have greater peace of mind with this technology and as a result, provide our customers with better service."

The Need For Enterprise Data Protection On Removable Storage Devices

The ever-increasing storage capacities of today's portable media allow large volumes of data to be moved to mobile devices, which could compromise the security of proprietary company and customer information. According to a recent Gartner Research report, the shipment of USB flash drives will exceed 114 million in 2007, increasing to 167.7 million units and 802.9 billion megabytes by 2010. As a result, organizations urgently need an enterprise-class solution that protects against data leakage, data loss and intrusion of malware without hampering the use of mobile storage technologies.

"While removable storage technologies make employees more productive, they also present new threats to our IT security. Things like CDs and USB devices are so physically small, that without GuardianEdge, it only takes a few seconds for someone to access and copy confidential data," said Joe Rumpler, shareholder in charge of IT for Clarke, Schaefer, Hackett & Co. "By using GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption, we give our staff the ability to use these devices because we are confident that our clients' very sensitive information is protected."

GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption protects the data stored on removable devices/media, while requiring minimal user interaction by leveraging the existing IT management infrastructure through tight integration with the Group Policy Objects within an Active Directory environment.

"This is not just a technology issue, but a business issue. Removable media create vulnerability for many organizations and without the proper protection, enterprises are at high risk to lose data and suffer in the press on a very public scale. Businesses and government departments are demanding an enterprise-class product with the highest level of security to protect data on these devices," said Ram Krishnan, GuardianEdge Senior Vice President of Products and Marketing. "GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption allows IT personnel to easily secure enterprise endpoints with a centrally-managed integration and policy process."

GuardianEdge Delivers Best-of-Breed Removable Storage Protection

With this release, GuardianEdge adds new features that enhance removable device data security, while extending the safe use of removable devices. Best-of-breed features include:

o Enterprise-grade manageability via single, tightly integrated Active
Directory based console that manages all GuardianEdge products
o CD/DVD encryption -- Fully functional CD/DVD burner with encryption
o Strong security -- 256 BIT AES FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption
o Self-extracting encrypted files with password control
o Policy mandated encryption of data written to removable storage
o Automatic encryption of files brought in on removable devices when
first accessed
o Broad device support including USB devices, thumb drives, iPods,
portable hard drives
o Safe access to encrypted media from any computer
o Secure key/password administration and recovery for end users and
o Integrated with GuardianEdge Device Control for policy-managed port
and device control
o Advanced monitoring/auditing/logging

Pricing and Availability

The new GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption version is available and shipping now. Customers with earlier versions of GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption will be automatically upgraded to the new version at no charge. Enterprises and government departments can purchase the new GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption Product on a per-seat basis by contacting GuardianEdge at or by calling Toll Free: +1-800-440-0419.

About GuardianEdge
GuardianEdge is the leading provider in endpoint data protection for the enterprise. More than two million users around the world depend on GuardianEdge solutions to safeguard sensitive and proprietary information, to ensure compliance with regulations for maintaining consumer privacy and to enable secure enterprise mobility. The company's endpoint data protection solutions have been deployed by leading organizations including Lockheed Martin Corporation, Deutsche Bank AG and Humana Inc., as well as numerous agencies in the U.S. departments of Veteran Affairs, Defense, State and Education. For additional information, please visit:

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