SOURCE: ControlGuard

October 16, 2006 08:00 ET

Private Equity Firm Terra Firma Selects ControlGuard's Endpoint Security Solution

ControlGuard Expands Financial Services Customer Base as More Firms Move to Protect Sensitive Data

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 16, 2006 --ControlGuard, a leading provider of endpoint security solutions, today announced that Terra Firma, a leading international private equity firm, has selected its flagship security product, Endpoint Access Manager™. The firm chose ControlGuard's solution as a proactive strategy to manage the secure use of removable media and portable devices and protect against the risk of malware, information leakage and data theft.

Like most financial institutions, Terra Firma commonly uses removable media and portable devices, such as thumb drives, CDs, iPods and cell phones. With data theft scandals on the rise, the company needed a way to mitigate potential security risks.

Terra Firm chose ControlGuard's Endpoint Access Manager, because it allows financial services organizations to easily prevent unauthorized use of removable media and portable devices through policy enforcement and real-time monitoring capabilities. It enables Terra Firma to centrally control, monitor and record how data is uploaded and downloaded from removable media and portable devices to desktop and laptop computers. Unauthorized transactions are blocked, monitored and communicated in real-time to the management console. The solution shields networks from malware copied to endpoints and it secures networks from exposure to the outside world through wireless modems, WiFi, Bluetooth and other interfaces.

"The financial community is one of the first to acknowledge the need to manage the secure use of portable devices and removable media," said Israel Levy, CEO of ControlGuard. "Terra Firma's proactive approach to endpoint security will help manage and protect its proprietary information and provide an extra layer of security to meet compliance mandates."

About ControlGuard

ControlGuard is a leading provider of enterprise-grade security solutions that protect, manage and secure enterprises from endpoint vulnerabilities like information leakage and data theft. The company's flagship product, Endpoint Access Manager, manages the secure use of removable media and portable devices. ControlGuard works with market leaders in the financial services, legal, healthcare and government sectors. The company can be found on the Web at www.controlguard.com and reached by telephone at 908-203-4683.

About Terra Firma

Terra Firma is a leading European private equity firm, created in 2002 as the independent successor to the Principal Financial Group, a division of Nomura that was created in 1994. Terra Firma focuses on buyouts of large, asset-rich and complex businesses in need of operational and/or strategic change.

Since its inception in 1994, Terra Firma has invested over EUR 7 billion of equity and has completed transactions with an aggregate transaction value of over EUR 30 billion. Terra Firma has offices in London and Frankfurt.

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