SOURCE: Voltage Security

June 27, 2005 07:28 ET

Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions and Canon System Solutions Select Voltage IBE for First Policy-Based Email Encryption Solution for Japanese Market

Canon System Solutions Integrates Market-Leading GUARDIANWALL Content Scanning Solution With Voltage IBE to Deliver Security Solution and ASP Service

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 27, 2005 -- Voltage Security, Inc. (www.voltage.com), a global leader in enterprise privacy management for digital business communication, and Canon System Solutions Inc. of Tokyo, a subsidiary of Canon Sales Co., Ltd, a sales arm of Canon, Inc. in Japan, with Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions (MBSD) also of Tokyo, a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., today announced their collaboration to provide the first policy-based email encryption solution for the Japanese market. The encrypted email product offering and ASP service, based on award-winning Voltage SecureMail™ and Voltage IBE Gateway™, combined with content scanning from GUARDIANWALL, will be sold by Canon System Solutions. GUARDIANWALL is the leading content filtering solution in Japan with over 50% market share.

"We are working with leading security solution providers around the world to bring encrypted email solutions, based on our breakthrough Voltage Identity-Based Encryption (IBE) technology, to market faster and more efficiently. Earlier in June we announced a similar relationship with Bell Security Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Canada, to serve the Canadian market. Now we are addressing the quickly growing Japanese market with Canon System Solutions and MBSD. This demonstrates that the need to protect confidential customer and patient data being sent via email is a global issue that corporations must address," said Sathvik Krishnamurthy, President and CEO, Voltage Security.

"Enterprises throughout Japan are seeing the need for policy-based email encryption. By joining with Canon System Solutions, Voltage Security and GUARDIANWALL, we are bringing together three market leaders to deliver the most superior, convenient and competitive managed service," said Kazuhiro Nomura, President and CEO of MBSD.

About GUARDIANWALL

GUARDIANWALL is the most popular e-mail content filtering and auditing software in Japan. It provides auditing and content scanning capabilities enabling organizations to apply policies to outgoing email. GUARDIANWALL ASP service is an All-in-One e-mail ASP service which includes mail server, anti-virus service, anti-spam service as well as auditing by GUARDIANWALL. For more information on GUARDIANWALL and GUARDIANWALL ASP please visit http://www.canon-sol.co.jp/guardian/product/gw/.

About IBE and Policy-Driven Encryption

Voltage IBE is a public key cryptography system that uses common identities (such as an email address or screen name) as public keys, eliminating the need for certificates, Certificate Revocation Lists (CRL) and other costly infrastructure. Voltage IBE results in a solution that is easy to implement and easy to manage, without the overhead and cost inherent in traditional security solutions. Voltage IBE is ideal for use with financial services customers and medical patients who expect communication to be kept private and secure and also want ease-of-use and low cost. The practical application of Voltage IBE results in a solution that is:

--  Easy to implement and easy to manage -- eliminates the overhead and
    costs inherent in traditional security solutions such as PKI
--  Highly scalable -- no storage of keys or messages, and no need to
    contact online servers; allows the solution to scale dramatically without
    the need for additional infrastructure
--  Easy to use -- no need for end users to worry about keys or
    certificates
    
Policy-driven encryption combines the award-winning Voltage SecureMail with the Voltage IBE Gateway to provide encryption/decryption of email at the network "edge." The Voltage IBE Gateway is used to set specific policies which determine which emails to encrypt/decrypt as they flow in and out of the network. Policy-driven encryption is quickly being adopted by enterprises large and small as it enables encryption to be completed automatically based on corporate-wide policy, and means that individual email users do not need to make one-off decisions about which specific emails to encrypt. The policy-driven approach is commonly regarded as the most efficient when meeting government-mandated privacy requirements.

About Canon System Solutions

Canon System Solutions Inc., originally established in 1982, has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon Sales Co., Inc. since January 2003, and is a leading system integration, network design and software products provider for Japanese enterprises. The company -- which offers a broad array of products, services, security solutions and system-specific software development -- is developer and wholesaler of GUARDIANWALL, the leading content filtering solution in Japan. For information, please visit http://www.canon-sol.co.jp/guardian/product/gw/index.html.

About MBSD

Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc. provides high-quality value-added information security services that help raise customers' corporate value. MBSD is expanding its business by focusing on internet security, inner corporate information security management, and secure communication. MBSD achieves customer satisfaction by providing services utilizing a high level of technical ability and mobility. For more information, please visit http://www.mbsd.jp/.

About Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Japan, is one of the world's most diversified and comprehensive trading companies and the total revenue is $28.6 billion in fiscal year 2004. Headquartered in Tokyo, Mitsui & Co. maintains a global network of 179 offices in 79 countries, and has 723 subsidiaries and associated companies worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.mitsui.co.jp/tkabz /english/.

About Voltage Security

Voltage Security, Inc. provides the market leading Voltage Enterprise Privacy Management Platform, a breakthrough foundation for securing all forms of digital business communication flowing into and outside an organization. Based on a revolutionary breakthrough called IBE, or Identity-Based Encryption, the Voltage Enterprise Privacy Management Platform greatly simplifies the use and administration of traditional security systems. Voltage Security markets its own enterprise solutions including the Voltage IBE Gateway™, Voltage SecureMail™ and secure mobile messaging solutions for RIM's BlackBerry® and Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and Smartphones, and partners with other leading companies such as CipherTrust and FrontBridge Technologies to serve the expanded security needs of the enterprise. Third-party and corporate developers can secure customer applications with the Voltage IBE Toolkit™. Voltage Security customers include leading corporations and governmental agencies from around the globe including XL Global Services, Waterfield Mortgage, QVC Japan and Hitachi. For more information please visit http://www.voltage.com.

Voltage SecureMail, Voltage SecureFile, Voltage SecurePolicy Suite, Voltage IBE Gateway Server and Voltage IBE Toolkit are all either trademarks or registered trademarks of Voltage Security, Inc. GUARDIANWALL is a trademark of Canon System Solutions, Inc. All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owner.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Julie McHenry
    Communication Insight, LLC
    jmchenry@comminsight.com
    +1 650-504-6655

    OR

    Wasim Ahmad
    Voltage Security, Inc.
    wasim@voltage.com
    +1 415-279-4594

    For Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions:
    Nahoko Murakami
    Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc.
    press@mbsd.jp
    +81-3-5217-2371