Pointsec signs Middle East contract worth 1.7 MSEK

STOCKHOLM, Sweden and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2005 – Pointsec Mobile Technologies, the global leader and the provider of the de facto standard for enterprise security software for laptop and desktop PCs, PDAs and smartphones, today announced a customer win through a business partner in Dubai, signing a contract worth a total of 1.7 MSEK, that was booked in Q4, 2004.

“This contract is a great step forward for Pointsec’s Middle East business,” said Sascha Beyer, Managing Director, Pointsec Middle East. “We recently established Pointsec’s Dubai office to facilitate contacts with partners and customers within the region, and our presence here has from the very start proved fruitful, as our business has developed beyond expectation.” Pointsec is the global leader in providing comprehensive access control and encryption solutions for laptops, desktops, PDAs and smartphones, supporting all common operating systems. As businesses embrace mobile technology, the risks associated with storing information on mobile devices increases, which is why Pointsec have designed its security solution to be strong, non-intrusive, quick and seamless. It automatically encrypts all files before they are stored on the device and automatically decrypts files again when they are opened – all of which does not require or depend on user intervention. This way, Pointsec ensures that intellectual property stored on any kind of portable computing device remains private and secure. Other organisations across the globe that are using Pointsec include the U.S. IRS (Internal Revenue Service), Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, the U.S. Justice Department, the U.S. Department of Defence, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Ericsson and Telia. For further information please contact: Sascha Beyer, Managing Director, Pointsec Middle East tel: +971 4 367 2194 or +971 50 975 23 77, e-mail: sascha.beyer@pointsec.com Thomas Bill, CEO, Protect Data AB tel: +46 (0)8-459 54 95 or +46 (0)70-542 62 71 About Pointsec Pointsec is the worldwide de facto standard for mobile device security - with the most customers deployed, highest level of certification, and more complete device coverage than any other company. Pointsec delivers a trusted solution for automatic data encryption that guarantees proven protection at the most vulnerable point where sensitive enterprise data is stored - on mobile devices. By securing sensitive information stored on laptops, PDAs, smartphones, and removable media, enterprises and government organizations can protect and enhance their image, minimize risk, shield confidential data, guard information assets, and strengthen public and shareholder confidence. Pointsec's customers include blue chip companies and government organizations around the world. Founded in 1988, Pointsec Mobile Technologies AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Protect Data AB, publicly traded (PROT) on the Stockholm stock exchange. The company has four U.S. offices and 11 EMEA offices. Pointsec can be found on the web at www.pointsec.com.

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