SOURCE: GuardianEdge

June 16, 2008 08:03 ET

General Dynamics Chooses GuardianEdge to Safeguard Sensitive Government Data

Use of Device Control, Removable Storage Encryption Demonstrate Commitment to Security, Internal Compliance

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - GuardianEdge, the leader in endpoint data protection for the enterprise, today announced that General Dynamics has selected its GuardianEdge Device Control and GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption solutions to protect proprietary information on company laptops and removable storage devices, and deliver unsurpassed protection of customer data including sensitive U.S. Department of Defense information. With GuardianEdge, General Dynamics can secure company laptops and removable storage devices by preventing the accidental transfer of sensitive or confidential data to unauthorized devices such as iPods, CDs, DVDs and USB thumb drives, or ensuring the data is encrypted.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. The company's customers include government agencies and enterprise organizations charged with ensuring national security and military operations. This makes the protection of customer information contained on organizational laptops and removable media devices critical.

"Many of our customers work directly on matters of national security. In the event a laptop or removable storage device is lost or stolen, it is critical that we enable them to demonstrate that the intellectual property contained on that device is secure. GuardianEdge helps General Dynamics address data security concerns and meet strict internal security requirements through a comprehensive set of solutions that deliver strong, centrally managed data protection," said Ram Krishnan, senior vice president of products and marketing at GuardianEdge. "The deployment of GuardianEdge Device Control and GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption are also easy to operate, as they integrate with the existing General Dynamics management infrastructure."

To safeguard against data leakage, GuardianEdge Device Control allows enterprises to control access to connections, ports, and attached devices across enterprise laptops and devices. It prevents the unauthorized transfer of data from corporate PCs by restricting user access to external devices and ports with centralized policies, ensuring that data does not unintentionally leave the network. GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption prevents data loss by enabling organizations to maximize the business and productivity benefits of using removable storage devices and removable media while minimizing risks to data security. It enforces the encryption of critical information upon transfer to removable media devices or formats without extra steps, and also supports CD/DVD encryption, one-to-many file distribution with self-extracting files and is 256 bit AES FIPS 140-2 compliant. When these two solutions are combined, data transfer to unauthorized devices is prevented, and transferred data is protected via encryption in case a device is lost or stolen.

About GuardianEdge

GuardianEdge is the leading provider in endpoint data protection for the enterprise. More than two million users around the world depend on GuardianEdge solutions to safeguard sensitive and proprietary information, to ensure compliance with regulations for maintaining consumer privacy and to enable secure enterprise mobility. The company's endpoint data protection solutions have been deployed by leading organizations including Lockheed Martin Corporation, Deutsche Bank AG and Humana Inc., as well as numerous agencies in the U.S. departments of Veteran Affairs, Defense, State and Education. For additional information, please visit: www.guardianedge.com.

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