SOURCE: BoardVantage

October 15, 2007 07:30 ET

BoardVantage Enhances 2nd Generation Board Portal With Secure Vault, Digital Certificates and Encrypted PDA E-Mail Support

New Capabilities Extend Company's Board Portal Leadership Position

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - BoardVantage, the leader in board portals, today announced enhancements to its board portal solution which make the solution even easier to use, while still providing the industry's highest level of commercially available security. Through a secure vault for downloaded documents, digital certificates for user authentication, and encrypted e-mail for popular hand-held devices including the Blackberry, BoardVantage is extending its leadership position in the board portal space.

"BoardVantage continues to deliver directors and corporate secretaries the richest set of board portal functionality, while at the same time providing the highest degree of security," said Joe Ruck, president and CEO, BoardVantage. "We're delighted to provide our secure vault, digital certificates, and PDA email support to further enable board collaboration while ensuring communications remain confidential."

About the BoardVantage Board Portal Solution

The BoardVantage board portal is delivered as a hosted solution, with no hardware or software to install or maintain. As a result, customers have effortless access to product enhancements, without time-consuming and awkward upgrades.

BoardVantage clients benefit in three specific areas from today's enhancements:

--  With the new Secure Vault, directors can download documents
    automatically to their PCs or laptops for offline viewing. This is
    particularly helpful to directors and executives who travel frequently and
    have intermittent Internet access. Documents downloaded to the vault remain
    encrypted at all times, except when viewed by authorized users. Documents
    synchronize with the board portal every time a user logs on, and are
    therefore kept current. The vault also enables corporate secretaries to
    automatically enforce document retention policies, ensuring that expired
    documents are no longer available.
    
--  Digital Certificates make access to the BoardVantage portal easier
    while preserving the security of two-factor authentication. Users complete
    a quick, one-time installation of a digital certificate on their personal
    computers, and are then automatically authenticated whenever they log on
    from the computer to the BoardVantage portal with their ID and password.
    
--  PDA E-mail enables BoardVantage users to use Blackberries and Treos to
    send encrypted e-mails to one another. Users simply log on to the portal
    with their PDAs, and gain full access to secure email capabilities within
    the portal.
    

All of these capabilities are immediately available.

About BoardVantage

BoardVantage is the leading provider of secure board portals, with customers across multiple industries and in all sizes -- including over 20 Fortune 100 companies. BoardVantage provides a secure and user-friendly Web portal for centralizing board documents, processes and communications. It also provides productivity tools for creating and distributing board materials efficiently. BoardVantage is SAS 70 Type II Certified, and meets or exceeds the standards of the most security conscious IT departments, including those of major financial institutions. To learn more, visit www.boardvantage.com.

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Contact Information

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    Maria Krinsky
    Kickstart Consulting, for BoardVantage
    415.509.0498
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    Michael Londgren
    Vice President, Marketing, BoardVantage
    650.614.6062
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