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Utimaco Launches SafeGuard Enterprise Version 5.1 With Enhanced Cross-Platform Security Management Capabilities

  • 23 July, 2007 10:34

<p>COMPUTERLINKS, a leading global distributor of IT security solutions, has announced the release of Utimaco SafeGuard Enterprise 5.1. This cross-platform security suite for 360-degree data protection of confidential data integrates multiple new functions including flexible policy management for hard disk encryption and removable media, support of additional smart card readers, smart cards and USB devices such as the Aladdin eToken. SafeGuard Enterprise 5.0 was initially launched at CeBIT 2007.</p>
<p>SafeGuard Enterprise 5.1 ensures data security on all types of end devices, such as desktop PCs and laptops. In addition, data is secured on removable data media such as USB flash drives, memory cards as well as rewriteable CDs and DVDs.</p>
<p>“This data security suite is designed for mid-sized to large corporations needing to store and process their data across multiple platforms and secure their corporate confidential information wherever it resides – at rest, in motion or in use,” said Matthew Hales, Managing Director of COMPUTERLINKS in Australia. “SafeGuard Enterprise is based on an open, modular architecture that enables scalable security using a central, auditable management module”.</p>
<p>This new release also provides greater management flexibility, allowing security policies to be specified for both removable media and hard disk encryption. Different security requirements for removable media, PCs or laptops can be set centrally in the Management Center.</p>
<p>Through the easy and fast integration of varying methods for user authentication, companies have the flexibility to choose their device and/or manufacturer. In addition to the currently supported smart cards, version 5.1 integrates with Aladdin eTokens and Vasco Digipass 860 for user authentication on the device encryption module of SafeGuard Enterprise.</p>
<p>Improved event log filtering via individual filter rules simplifies the analysis of specific, business-critical data security incidents. Administrators can now search even faster and more precisely for specific events while analysing event logs from SafeGuard Enterprise.</p>
<p>”Customers are looking for an easier, more comprehensive approach to managing their dynamic security requirements,” said Matthew Hales. “The cross-platform capability, central management and greater flexibility provided by SafeGuard Enterprise 5.1 directly addresses those needs. With this release, we are once again raising the bar on what customers can expect from Utimaco.”</p>
<p><b>Availability and Pricing</b></p>
<p>Utimaco SafeGuard Enterprise 5.1 is available through COMPUTERLINKS in Australia. Pricing for SafeGuard Enterprise Management Center and Device Encryption is AU$247 (ex. GST) per user for a 500 user license, including 12 months of updates.</p>
<p><b>About Utimaco SafeGuard Enterprise 5.1</b></p>
<p>Utimaco SafeGuard Enterprise 5.1 comprises the existing SafeGuard Management Center module and the SafeGuard Device Encryption module.</p>
<p><b>SafeGuard Management Center</b> enables companies to implement security guidelines centrally and administer them company-wide and across platforms.</p>
<p><b>SafeGuard Device Encryption</b> transparently encrypts data on notebooks, PCs and removable media.</p>
<p>Further modules rounding off Utimaco's new data security suite are to be added in later product versions: <b>SafeGuard File &amp; Folder Encryption</b> secures user data that is exchanged between working groups. In addition, it can be used to encrypt both local disk drives and network servers at file and directory level, and to assign them individual access rights.</p>
<p><b>SafeGuard Configuration Protection</b> offers central control over all fixed and mobile computing devices and protects against malware, inappropriate software use, and unauthorized configuration changes.</p>
<p><b>SafeGuard Data Exchange</b> guarantees the secure exchange of confidential data with business partners and customers.</p>
<p><b>About Utimaco – The Data Security Company</b></p>
<p>Utimaco is the leading provider of data security solutions. The Data Security Company enables mid- to large-size organisations to safeguard their data assets against attacks and to comply with privacy laws by protecting their confidentiality and integrity. In response to twenty-first century threats, Utimaco’s complete range of data security solutions provide full 360 degree data protection – unlike point solutions which only partially cover the data security needs of enterprises.</p>
<p>Only SafeGuard solutions protect and manage data during storage (data at rest), during transmission (data in motion) and during processing (data in use). Utimaco offers its customers comprehensive on site support via a worldwide network of certified partners and subsidiaries in Europe, the USA and Asia. Utimaco Safeware AG, with headquarters in Oberursel, near Frankfurt, Germany, is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0007572406).</p>
<p><b>About COMPUTERLINKS</b></p>
<p>COMPUTERLINKS is a full-service distributor of data security and authentication solutions, providing Australian channel partners with reliable, supported solutions from world-leading hardware and software manufacturers. The company provides a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio, backed by an extensive range of professional services, to ensure channel partners deliver the right solutions to their customers. COMPUTERLINKS delivers profitable growth to partners and competitive advantage to their customers by providing a full-service package of technical, sales and marketing support, practical training and efficient logistics. For more information, please visit <a href="www.computerlinks.com.au">www.computerlinks.com.au</a></p>
<p><b>For more information please contact:</b></p>
<p>Jessie Jin<br/>
Kinetics PR<br/>
Tel: (02) 9212-3848<br/>
E-mail: Jessie@kinetics.com.au<br/></p>

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