SOURCE: SafeBoot Corp.

July 06, 2006 17:26 ET

Kobil Systems Joins SafeBoot Certified Token Partner Program

Kobil's mIDentity Manager PKI Solution Integrates With SafeBoot Encryption and Access Control Technology

NAPLES, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 6, 2006 -- SafeBoot, provider of the SafeBoot® suite of mobile data security and access control solutions, today announced that Kobil Systems, a European leader among IT security technology vendors in the field of digital identities and data security, joined the SafeBoot Certified Token Partners Program. As a Certified Token Partner, Kobil's smart-card based authentication tokens, one-time password management system, single sign-on applications and PKI management tool are guaranteed to integrate with SafeBoot network and device encryption technology at the pre-boot level (when a protected PC is started and before Microsoft® Windows® loads its operating system). Other SafeBoot encryption products use the same certified tokens for user authentication at Windows level. The integration allows for simplicity when an organization deploys Kobil and SafeBoot solutions to manage data security policies and protection.

"It is a pleasure working with SafeBoot to provide customers and channel partners with compatible, flexible and modular solutions that combine PKI with smart card-based, strong authentication, network, hard disk and storage device encryption. Securing customer data through its lifecycle is our common goal and can only happen through a strong, long-lasting, co-operative effort to provide solutions that are simple to roll out, easy to manage, user-friendly and scalable," said Dr. Andreas Meyer, Kobil Systems vice-president of sales and marketing.

In late June, SafeBoot launched the Certified Token Partner Program formal program to offer Token Partners the opportunity to provide user authentication solutions that are certified to be interoperable with SafeBoot encryption solutions. The program includes mandatory certification for participants and their products.

"We are excited to collaborate with Kobil and its high-end, PKI and authentication solutions. Short-term, SafeBoot and Kobil customers benefit from the use of Kobil smart cards and mIDentity," said SafeBoot Vice President of International Business Development Frank Jorissen. "Long-term, the collaboration will extend to include Kobil's PKI. This way, both PKI-enabled and non-PKI-enabled organizations can benefit the most from the joint offering."

According to Meyer, Kobil will also certify its Datev and default smart cards. SafeBoot and Kobil plan to co-develop and co-market bundled, PKI-enabled solutions to meet a wide variety of market needs.

About SafeBoot

The SafeBoot® suite of mobile data security solutions protect data, devices and networks against the risks associated with loss, theft, and unauthorized access, anytime and anywhere. SafeBoot solutions offer powerful encryption and strong access control technologies that seamlessly integrate with existing enterprise systems. SafeBoot's centralized management capabilities provide small, medium, and large enterprises with operational efficiency and ensure the lowest possible total cost of ownership. Learn more at www.safeboot.com.

About Kobil Systems

Founded in 1986, Kobil Systems GmbH is a provider of high-security base technology in the environment of smart cards, one-time passwords (OTP) and certificates. Kobil's objective to provide security without limitations, simply, anywhere and at anytime, has been achieved through years of research and development. The company offers its customers not only patented base technology, but also the required comprehensive professional expertise to facilitate, in co-operation with its technology partners, the easy-to-use and at the same time totally secure use of digital identity.

Contact Information


  • For more information, contact:
    KOBIL Systems GmbH
    Sandra Praessler
    Pfortenring 11
    67547 Worms/Germany
    Tel.: +49 (0) 62 41 - 30 04-17
    Fax: +49 (0) 62 41) 30 04-80
    E-Mail: Email Contact
    Internet: www.kobil.com

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    Fax: +49 (0) 821 - 343 00 77
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    Internet: www.konzept-pr.de

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