Pointsec announces strong mobile security for Windows Mobile Software for Pocket PCs

Pointsec announces strong mobile security for Windows Mobile Software for Pocket PCs - Pointsec® for Pocket PC offers automatic, real-time encryption of all mobile data; Application also supports enforceable mandatory access control and remote help Protect Data's subsidiary Pointsec Mobile Technologies, a global leader in enterprise security software for laptops, desktops, and PDAs, today announced that its Pointsec for Pocket PC 2.0 mobile security software supports Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC, Microsoft's newest version of software for Pocket PC devices. Pointsec for Pocket PC 2.0 is a premier security product for Windows Mobile-based personal digital assistants (PDAs). The security application offers automatic, real-time encryption of all data on a user's PDA, including data created using Microsoft Outlook e-mail, Notes, Pocket Word and more. Pointsec for Pocket PC 2.0 also automatically secures data stored on removable media such as MicroDrives, MultiMedia Cards (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) cards and Compact Flash (CF) cards, thus ensuring that all forms of personal and enterprise data will be protected. Easily deployed by the enterprise from a central location via wireless download, Pointsec for Pocket PC 2.0 offers enforceable mandatory access control using a choice of password methods. Its exclusive PicturePINtm and QuickPINtm authentication technologies are alternative and improved methods compared to traditional alphanumeric login passwords; picture- based login codes are easier to remember and far more user-friendly for mobile devices with small screens and hard-to-use mini-keyboards. "Pointsec is pleased to be able to support Windows Mobile 2003 software, Microsoft's next-generation mobile operating system," said Peter Larsson, president of Pointsec Mobile Technologies AB. "Pocket PC 2003 offers a huge range of user-focused improvements including better wireless connectivity, improved messaging, exciting multimedia capabilities, and much more. As Windows Mobile software for Pocket PCs becomes even more useful and enjoyable, Pointsec will be there to provide unparalleled mobile security via Pointsec for Pocket PC 2.0." "Pointsec for Pocket PC 2.0 brings additional value to Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PCs by providing transparent, easy-to-use and reliable mobile security," said Mary Rose Becker, group manager for the Mobile Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft's goal with Windows Mobile is to make a great mobile platform even better. As a Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 launch partner, Pointsec is assisting in reaching this goal by further enhancing the security of Windows Mobile- based devices." In addition to real-time, 128-bit AES encryption and enforceable mandatory access control, Pointsec for Pocket PC 2.0 extends the performance and battery life of Pocket PC 2003 PDAs by decrypting data only as it is needed. The product operates with no noticeable performance penalty; its exceptional usability and dependability ensure a high degree of user satisfaction. As part of the Windows Mobile 2003 introduction, Pointsec for Pocket PC 2.0 will be promoted to millions of Pocket PC users as a premier product that utilizes the benefits of the Windows Mobile software for Pocket PC. For more information about Pointsec Mobile Technologies, Inc., its products and its services, visit www.pointsec.com. For further information please contact: Peter Larsson, President, Pointsec Mobile Technologies, tel. +46(0)8-459 54 91 alt. +46(0)708-32 72 68 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, WAP telephones, etc. Pointsec Mobile Technologies has 47 employees and offices in San Francisco, New York and Chicago 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, the United Kingdom and the USA. Protect Data has approximately 100 employees and 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/2003/06/24/20030624BIT00200/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/06/24/20030624BIT00200/wkr0002.pdf