SOURCE: Vormetric

July 20, 2005 07:00 ET

Leading Computer Gaming Middleware Company Havok Ltd. Protects Confidential Information With Vormetric's CoreGuard™ Security System

Comprehensive Security System Enables Havok Ltd. to Protect Its Proprietary Data in Europe and the United States

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 20, 2005 -- Vormetric, Inc., the leading provider of security systems for protecting enterprise information, today announced that computer gaming software company Havok Ltd. has chosen its CoreGuard Security System to protect sensitive information including internal data, as well as customer information and intellectual property. With teams working across offices in Dublin, Ireland, and San Francisco, CA, Havok needed a system that could secure its collaborative environment with minimal impact to employee productivity and system performance. After a rigorous evaluation process, Havok chose Vormetric's CoreGuard because it met the company's present security requirements and can be easily expanded to support Havok's growing business.

Developers in the growing and ever-competitive gaming industry are tasked with delivering unique games as quickly as possible, while protecting their game designs and specification from corporate espionage and leaks. With this in mind, Havok makes security a critical component of all its services so customers can enhance game development features and reduce the time-to-market with the confidence that their intellectual property and game designs are protected.

"Havok's success is based on our partnership with customers, a partnership built on trust that they will receive the highest level of support and service from us at every stage of their product in development cycle with the peace of mind that their data is safe," said Havok President and CEO David O'Meara. "CoreGuard's unique file-level encryption and Policy Enforcement Modules allow us to secure data, protect host integrity and enforce access control policies with minimal impact on the network, making it the obvious choice for us. Then, once we bought the system, our IT team was able to deploy CoreGuard in less than one hour!"

Founded in 1998, with origins in the computer science department of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Havok Ltd.'s powerful gaming engines are available for the PlayStation 2®, PSP™, Xbox™, GameCube™, and Windows. Havok Ltd. technology is used by the world's most renowned game developers including Valve, Pandemic, and Remedy. Its enhancement products are also used to drive special effects in blockbuster movies such as "The Matrix" and "Troy."

"Visionary companies like Havok recognize security has to be a tier one priority because it is no longer just a technological necessity but a competitive differentiator in hot, fast-moving industries like computer gaming," said Reed Taussig, President and CEO of Vormetric. "By implementing CoreGuard, Havok has set the bar and demonstrated that security is indeed a strategic imperative for its business."

Because it is completely transparent to applications, database management systems, file systems and storage infrastructures, CoreGuard does not hinder the performance of Havok's IT-intensive developer applications needed to enhance its customers' products. With CoreGuard, Havok can protect data residing in databases, storage infrastructures, document files, laptops, even files queued on a printer server. Furthermore, Havok is able to enforce and retain control of security policies regardless of geography, so policy enforcement is consistent across its U.S. and European operations.

About Vormetric

Vormetric is a leading provider of solutions for protecting enterprise information from unauthorized access or theft. The company's CoreGuard system is a single, scalable and manageable system for data privacy and protection that enables businesses and government agencies to control who, what, when, where and how people can access sensitive information. CoreGuard protects intellectual property and enables enterprises to comply with increasingly strict data privacy and system integrity regulations. Founded in 2001, Vormetric is a privately held company with headquarters in Santa Clara, California. More information is available at

About Havok

Havok is the gaming industry's leading independent provider of physics and character animation middleware. Top game developers and publishers worldwide such as Sony, EA, Microsoft Game Studios, Ubisoft, and Activision have licensed Havok products for use on over 120 titles including "Halo 2," "Perfect Dark Zero," "Age of Empires III," "Marvel: Nemesis," and "Mercenaries." Havok enables game developers to create virtual worlds where players enter a dynamic, living and breathing universe with characters that interact in a completely natural and unscripted way. Havok's game specific solutions help developers achieve creative goals while reducing overall cost, time and risk associated with building today's leading games. Havok has offices in Dublin, Ireland, and San Francisco.

Vormetric, the Vormetric logo, CoreGuard and MetaClear are trademarks of Vormetric Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Contact Information

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    Terry Hunt
    Vormetric, Inc.
    Ph: 408.961.6119
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    Rita Manachi
    Text 100 International
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