SOURCE: ControlGuard

June 12, 2006 08:30 ET

ControlGuard Launches New Endpoint Security Solution for the SMB Market

Perception Digital Signs OEM Agreement to Secure Portable Hard Drives and Removable Media

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 12, 2006 -- ControlGuard, a leading provider of endpoint security solutions, today at CSI NetSec 2006, launched a new endpoint security solution, Endpoint GateKeeper, to meet growing endpoint security needs as demand moves beyond large enterprises into the SMB market.

ControlGuard is partnering with Perception Digital, a manufacturer of portable hard storage and players, in an OEM agreement for Endpoint GateKeeper. Perception Digital's line of portable hard drives will embed ControlGuard's technology and carry the 'Protected by ControlGuard' seal. Perception Digital's products are distributed through companies such as Samsung in the US, and Maxell in Europe and the Far East.

"We believe added value applications are a must in today's and tomorrow's world of portable devices. Security related applications are vital. The products we make for our brand partners, make data pull and push inside a company network very easy," said Dr. Jack Lau, chairman and CEO of Perception Digital. "Technology that allows companies to contain the risks associated with USB devices is extremely important to us and to our brand partners. We chose to work with ControlGuard for this protection service because their endpoint security technology is the most reliable, manageable and easy to use."

Perception Digital's complete line of portable storage hard drives and media players are capable of storing any file types via high speed USB and also allow users to access up to 2500 personal music files/songs. The company has selected endpoint security technology from ControlGuard to help customers manage the secure use of removable media. With ControlGuard Endpoint GateKeeper, Perception Digital's users will be able to control and selectively authorize which storage devices can be accessed.

ControlGuard's current portfolio of endpoint security solutions is deployed in major enterprises including international financial organizations, service providers, insurance companies and security agencies. ControlGuard has an existing OEM agreement with msystems, delivering a management platform for a comprehensive secure flash memory drive for the enterprise. The Endpoint GateKeeper broadens ControlGuard's portfolio and addresses a growing security concern in the Small to Medium Sized Business (SMB) market.

"Data protection is a serious issue for companies of all sizes," said Israel Levy, CEO of ControlGuard. "Perception Digital is the perfect example of a manufacturer for the SMB market that recognizes it must account for not only the product it sells, but the ongoing health and security of that product for its end users. This agreement is a vehicle for ControlGuard to deliver the protection that all of today's companies need."

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 Perception Digital

Perception Digital is an OEM/ODM provider designing and building products for tier 1 global brands, such as Samsung Pleomax, Verbatim, Philips, RCA Thomson and others. The products Perception Digital builds for its customers include portable USB storage drives using one inch hard drive technology, and MP3 players based on both hard drives and flash based technology. Perception Digital continues to invest heavily in research and development, in order to create sustainable value for its partners, employing over 100 engineers in our Hong Kong HQ, San Jose USA and China offices. The company can be found on the Web at www.perceptiondigital.com.

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