SOURCE: Safend

November 05, 2007 09:15 ET

Safend and Utimaco Partner to Protect Enterprise Data

Utimaco Adds Safend's Data Leakage Prevention Solutions to Their Data Security Arsenal

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - Safend, a leading provider of endpoint Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) solutions for enterprise computers, today announced a partnership with Utimaco Safeware AG. The partnership adds Safend's award-winning endpoint security and monitoring technologies to Utimaco's product portfolio, resulting in two new products -- SafeGuard PortAuditor and SafeGuard PortProtector -- that will protect organizations' sensitive data wherever it resides.

"Protecting company data just with encryption on the endpoints is certainly not sufficient. SafeGuard Enterprise already offers the broadest data protection suite for enterprises. Today, we add with SafeGuard PortProtector and Auditor the most efficient data leakage product to our security suite," explained Malte Pollmann, Executive Vice President Products, Utimaco. "By partnering with Safend we are able to offer enterprises new capabilities based on the solid foundation of Utimaco security technology."

Powered by Safend technology, SafeGuard PortAuditor and SafeGuard PortProtector provide visibility and control of data accessed on corporate endpoints. SafeGuard PortAuditor identifies endpoint activity, locating and documenting all devices that are or have been connected, and pinpointing potential vulnerabilities. SafeGuard PortProtector restricts access to removable media, USB, and wireless devices and provides offline tracking capabilities for USB storage. SafeGuard PortProtector provides customized policy enforcement by domain, group, user, or device and is fully integrated with Microsoft Active Directory® and Novell eDirectory®.

Forrester Research found that more than half of all companies surveyed have experienced data loss via USB drives or other removable media. With the popularity of mobile technology, it is easier than ever for data loss to occur and organizations are continually faced with the rising threat of data leakage and theft posed by unscrupulous employees. The solutions developed through Safend's partnership with Utimaco address these and other potential threats posed by the increasing use of removable storage devices as well as those created by other types of transportable media and wireless communications.

The solutions developed through Safend's partnership with Utimaco not only address data security breaches posed by the increasing use of removable storage devices but also those created by using other types of transportable media and wireless communications.

"Combining Safend's features with Utimaco's solutions fills a significant gap in today's data security marketplace," stated Susan Callahan, Safend's VP of business development and marketing. "Our partnership with Utimaco arms customers with a DLP solution that secures their critical data at the endpoint while also preventing data leakage via all unauthorized external devices."

SafeGuard PortAuditor and SafeGuard PortProtector are part of Utimaco's solution suite and are available today through the Utimaco sales channels worldwide.

ABOUT SAFEND

Safend is a leading provider of endpoint data leakage prevention solutions that protect against corporate data loss via physical, wireless, and removable media ports while ensuring compliance with regulatory data security and privacy standards. With more than 500 customers worldwide, Safend Protector and Safend Auditor, are deployed by multinational enterprises, government agencies and small- to mid-size companies across the globe. Founded in 2003, Safend is a privately held company funded by Elron Electronics (NASDAQ: ELRN) (TELAVIV: ELRN), Intel Capital, and Walden Israel. Safend is headquartered in Tel Aviv with US headquarters in Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.safend.com.

ABOUT UTIMACO SAFEWARE AG - THE DATA SECURITY COMPANY

Utimaco is the leading provider of data security solutions. The Data Security Company enables mid- to large-size organizations 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. 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 world-wide 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). For more information please visit http://www.utimaco.com.

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