SOURCE: Control Break International

July 27, 2005 12:29 ET

SafeBoot® Positioned in the Leader Quadrant in the "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection"

Enterprise Encryption Solution Evaluated for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

NAPLES, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 27, 2005 -- Control Break International Corp. (CBI)(, developer of SafeBoot® solutions and a market leader in mobile data encryption technology, announced today that Gartner, Inc.(, the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has positioned SafeBoot in the "Leader" quadrant in its "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection, 1H05."(1)

According to Gartner Inc., Magic Quadrant leaders are vendors that have products that work well for Gartner clients. They have long-term road maps that match Gartner's vision of the developing needs of buyers in the market. They make their competitors' sales staff nervous and force competitors' technical staffs to follow their lead.

In the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection, 1H05, Gartner states, "Interest in data protection is fueled by liability and privacy concerns. Companies are challenged with new legislation that requires public disclosure in the event of real or suspected mishandling of personally identifiable information."

"Positioned by Gartner in the leader quadrant is one of the highest honors in the IT industry. We believe this position confirms CBI's strategy of excelling in the data protection arena and striving to meet the needs of our clients," said Gerhard Watzinger, CEO of Control Break International. "SafeBoot's comprehensive suite of data protection technology prevents unauthorized access of company data and gives security personnel the tools to centrally manage data access to all end-points, significantly increasing ROI.

SafeBoot technologies include the SafeBoot P® Management Center™ for managing central deployment, policy management, hot revocation, audit facilities, and safe central recovery; SafeBoot® Device Encryption™ for encrypting laptops, PDAs, PCs, Pocket PCs, and TabletPCs; SafeBoot Content Encryption for encrypting files and folders on local hard disks, file servers and removable media; SafeBoot® Port Control™ for preventing unauthorized access to removable devices for ports on PCs, laptops, and tablet PCs; and, many more solutions and productivity tools designed to secure and manage secured data.

"Companies around the world turn to SafeBoot to help them comply with security mandates because we have nearly 15 years of enterprise deployment under our belts -- technology that has incorporated the needs of every CSO," said Watzinger. "SafeBoot is scalable, non-intrusive, and easy for administrators to use and deploy."

For more information about the Mobile Data Protection Magic Quadrant, visit

About Control Break International and SafeBoot

Control Break International (CBI) designs, develops, supports and markets leading-edge data security solutions for network systems and mobile devices. Its flagship technology, the SafeBoot® suite of enterprise-wide security solutions, protects data stored on mobile devices such as tablet PCs, laptops and PDAs against the risk of loss, theft and unauthorized access, anytime and anywhere. SafeBoot offers strong, two-factor pre-boot access control and powerful, FIPS-certified encryption technologies with a centralized management system.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in the Netherlands, Control Break International operates several offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany and France as well as a network of more than 40 certified distributors worldwide. The privately-held company, in which ABN AMRO bank holds a minority stake, saw corporate sales increase dramatically in 2003 and 2004. Visit for more information.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted July 21, 2005 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

(1)Gartner Research "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection, 1H05" by J. Girard and R. Wagner. July 21, 2005

Contact Information

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