Pointsec & Rainbow Technologies Team to Provide Mobile Security

Pointsec & Rainbow Technologies Team to Provide Mobile Security Government and military strength IT security solutions are now available to corporate users with the collaboration, announced today, of leading security solution providers Pointsec Mobile Technologies and Rainbow Technologies. This partnership combines Pointsec and Rainbow Technologies' proven solutions for IT security to provide users with secure two-factor authentication, using Rainbow's iKey 2032 USB authentication token, together with; access control, full hard drive encryption and boot protection using Pointsec for PC. In addition to strong authentication of Pointsec for PC the iKey 2032 can also securely generate and store digital certificates for use with PKI systems, enabling secure eMail (digitally signed and encrypted) and secure web access, with no additional hardware required. Pointsec and Rainbow have incorporated their solutions in such a way that the extra layers of security protection are simple, affordable, effective and most importantly quick and easy to use. The joint partnership will offer users two step authentication which combines two proven technologies based on the concept of "something you know" such as a password or PIN and "something you have" such as a physical token from Rainbow Technologies. These solutions will have particular appeal to organisations with requirements for data security including those in: healthcare, financial services, aerospace and defence, high technology and consumer goods companies. For high assurance environments, the iKey 2032 is also available in tamper-evident format (FIPS-140-1 level 2 certified) that meets the stringent requirements of many military and government agencies. Kurt Lennartsson VP of Strategy at Pointsec says "Two-factor authentication, that offers the strongest possible security, is in demand from customers in virtually every industry. Pointsec and Rainbow have developed a commercial joint solution that combines strong two- factor authentication with access control and disc encryption. The package is available for; corporate, enterprise and government customers, and has been designed to be simple to deploy and use." Graham Peat, European Marketing Manager for Rainbow Technologies, says, "Increasingly, enterprise organisations are mobilising their workforce, but unfortunately the number of notebooks/laptops stolen also continues to rise. Protection of sensitive information held on these notebooks becomes of paramount concern. In addition, many organisations need to review their information security processes in the light of the Data Protection legislation." Peat concluded, "Pointsec is an excellent company to work with, and its rapid integration of our iKey tokens into it's 'Pointsec for PC' product brings a class-leading solution to this market place, enabling organisations to secure access to sensitive data, even when mobile." Pictures for downloading can be found on www.protectdata.com and www.pointsec.com About Pointsec Mobile Technologies, Inc. Pointsec Mobile Technologies, Inc. (www.pointsec.com) develops and markets security software for PCs, laptops, PDAs and other mobile computing devices to enterprise clients in the financial, high-tech, and medical industries, and to government agencies. Customers include Cisco, NEC, Nokia, InterTrust, Department of Justice, Department of Defense, The Office of Naval Research, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Pointsec Mobile Technologies, AB. is part of the Protect Data AB group of companies, which has been selling desktop encryption solutions to large organisations worldwide since 1988 and is publicly traded on the Stockholm Stock Exchange under the "PROT" symbol. Pointsec is a registered trademark of Pointsec Mobile Technologies AB. All other trademarks are recognized as the property of their respective companies. Company Contact: Press Contact: Magnus.ahlberg@pointsec.com yvonne@eskenzipr.com Pointsec Mobile Technologies Ltd. Eskenzi PR +44 (0)1223 451 251 +44 (0)20 8449 8292 www.pointsec.com Rainbow Technologies contact: Press contact: Dan Chmielewski / Graham Peat Sarah Hewitt / Nicola Atkins Rainbow Technologies Strategic Alliance International Tel: +44 (0)1932 579 200 Tel: +44 (0)1494 434 434 mailto:dchm@rainbow.com mailto:sarahh@strategicpr.net mailto:GPeat@UK.rainbow.com mailto:nicolaa@strategicpr.net About iKey IDC recently recognised the iKey as the World's leading USB authentication token and anticipates the market for USB authentication tokens will grow from $6 million in 2000 to about $276.6 million by 2005. About Rainbow Technologies (NASDAQ: RNBO) Founded in 1984, Rainbow Technologies is a leading provider of proven information security solutions for mission-critical data and applications used in business, organization and government computing environments. With headquarters in Irvine, California, Rainbow maintains offices and authorised distributors throughout the world. 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