Pointsec extends OEM partnership with HitachiSoft
Stockholm, SWEDEN – January 16, 2007 – Pointsec Mobile Technologies, the global leader and the provider of the de facto standard for enterprise security software for laptop and desktop PCs and handhelds, and Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd. (HitachiSoft) today announced a renewed and extended partnership. Through an OEM agreement, HitachiSoft has added Pointsec for Pocket PC to its Hibun series of security products, to be distributed in the Japanese market under the brand name Hibun AE MobilePhone Encryption. Previously, HitachiSoft has obtained OEM rights from Pointsec for the Pointsec for PC product.
"We are delighted to extend our partnership with HitachiSoft to include mobile devices," said Christopher Grahn, President, Pointsec Wireless Solutions AB. "HitachiSoft has already proved itself as a capable and well-positioned strategic partner for Pointsec in Japan, and we believe this extended partnership testifies to our successful collaboration."
”Pointsec’s broad product range continues to serve us and our Hibun customers well, and we believe there are substantial mutual business opportunities ahead of us in the growing market for professional handheld devices,” said Yousuke Tsuyuki, Executive Officer, HitachiSoft. ”Our customers are looking for a strong encryption solution for the Pocket PC / Windows Mobile 5 platform, a requirement that we can meet together with Pointsec.”
HitachiSoft's Hibun product family is the best selling information protection solution in Japan, with an installed base of 2.5 million licenses at the end of March, 2006. Pointsec is currently the worldwide market leader for mobile data protection, with a global installed base of more than 5 million users and significant operations in Europe, U.S. and Asia.
HitachiSoft currently offers per disk data encryption, removable media encryption and file encryption through Hibun AE Information Cypher (Hibun AE IC) and full-disk encryption through Hibun FDE (Pointsec for PC).