Pointsec announces Nordic financial services customer win

Pointsec announces Nordic financial services customer win STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 23, 2004 - Pointsec Mobile Technologies, a subsidiary of IT security company Protect Data, and a global leader in enterprise security software for laptops, desktops, PDAs and smartphones, today announced a contract with Nordea, the leading financial services group in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region. Pointsec will deliver its security solution for all supported platforms to Nordea, which has included Pointsec in its new standard client platform. "Through this contract, Nordea is set to become one of our premier customers in the Nordic financial community, which is a key market for us," said Thomas Bill, CEO, Protect Data. "We believe Nordea's new security policy will serve as a model, since it requires mandatory encryption of all data for mobile use". Nordea is the leading financial services group in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region and operates through three business areas: Retail Banking, Corporate and Institutional Banking and Asset Management & Life. Pointsec deliveries to Nordea are set to begin in Q3, 2004, and will continue as Nordea deploys its new standard client platform across the organization. Through this new platform, Pointsec will replace Nordea's previous encryption solution, while, at the same time, Microsoft Windows XP will be established as the company's standard client operating system. Nordea will use Pointsec to secure mobile PC workstations, PDAs, and smartphones. These changes will have a direct effect on 8,000 users within Nordea in the Nordic region. Pointsec is a global leader in providing comprehensive access control and encryption solutions for laptop and desktop PCs, PDAs and smartphones, supporting all major operating systems, including Symbian OS. Other organisations across the globe that use Pointsec include the U.S. IRS (Internal Revenue Service), Capgemini, the U.S. Justice Department, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, AstraZeneca, Cisco, Ericsson and Telia. For further information please contact: Thomas Bill, CEO, Protect Data AB, tel. +46 (0)8-459 54 95 or +46 (0)70-542 62 71 Pointsec Mobile Technologies AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Protect Data AB. The company develops and markets access-controlling and encrypting systems for stationary and portable computers, palmtop computers, smartphones, PDAs, etc. Pointsec Mobile Technologies has offices in Chicago and Washington DC in the USA, Cambridge in the United Kingdom, Düsseldorf in Germany and Stockholm, Falun and Sundsvall in Sweden. Visit our web site at: www.pointsec.com. The Protect Data Group offers tailor-made IT security solutions to large companies and organizations. The company focuses on four business areas: digital identities and resource security, network security, anti-virus and content security, and consultancy services for information security. Within these areas, the company offers comprehensive IT security solutions based on aspects such as access control and encryption systems, anti-virus systems, digital sentry services, firewalls, user identification and content control, secure VPN and PKI solutions, digital signatures and systems for secure transactions. Protect Data is the market leader in its business area in the Nordic region and has subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA. Protect is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Visit our web site at: www.protectdata.com. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/06/23/20040623BIT00080/wkr0001.pdf

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