SOURCE: Safend


April 20, 2009 09:00 ET

Safend Announces the Safend Data Protection Suite to Protect Data Stored on Laptops, PCs and Portable Media

Leading Data Protection Vendor Announces FIPS - 140 Certification and Enhancements to Safend Encryptor, Safend Protector and Upcoming Content Inspection Solution

PHILADELPHIA, PA and TEL AVIV, ISRAEL and LUXEMBOURG--(Marketwire - April 20, 2009) - Safend, a leading provider of endpoint data protection solutions, today announced a new release of Safend Encryptor, a hard-disk encryption solution that is a component of the Safend Data Protection Suite. By fully integrating Safend Encryptor with Safend Protector, which encrypts data stored on removable media and CD/DVD, and Safend Reporter, Safend provides an end-to-end solution for guarding confidential corporate data from loss or theft, with a single agent, single management server and single management console.

Safend Encryptor is a flexible solution that combines strong management and enforcement policies with stringent security levels. The solution is completely transparent to end-users; it does not require them to activate the encryption/decryption process themselves, and all processes run in the background without interfering with users' ongoing work. Unique to Safend, Safend Encryptor provides "True Single Sign On" functionality which uses an existing Windows login interface for user authentication.

"The large-scale proliferation of storage devices, PCs and laptops by employees has made organizations much more vulnerable to security and data breaches," said Gil Sever, CEO, Safend. "All around the world, incidents involving the loss or theft of data are reported on a daily basis and many more likely go unreported. Using Safend Encryptor ensures that data stored on PCs and laptops is safe even if files are lost or stolen. By combining the power of Safend Encryptor with the proven security of Safend Protector, our customers can rest assured that they have a complete endpoint data protection solution to ensure sensitive data is never compromised."

Through the combined features of the Safend Data Protection Suite, an organization can encrypt data residing on removable storage devices, CD/DVDs, external hard drives and internal hard drives using AES encryption with a 256-bit key size.

Additional features and benefits of the Safend Encryptor solution include:

--  In addition to being transparent to the end-user, Safend Encryptor is
    also transparent to the Help Desk by using the generic Active Directory
    domain password reset.
--  Performance is maintained by avoiding the encryption and decryption of
    system or program files that do not require protection.
--  Automatic key management centrally generates and securely stores all
    encryption keys before encryption is initialized.
--  Provides full visibility and an audit trail of security incidents,
    encryption status and administration actions.
--  Highly scalable where a single management server can manage more than
    50,000 agents.

The company also announced that it will offer a content inspection product later this year to round out the Safend Data Protection Suite and provide seamless, end-to-end data protection for the enterprise. Safend is enrolling beta customers for Safend Inspector, which will provide content inspection, filtering and data fingerprinting for email, instant messenger, external storage and printers. Safend Inspector is scheduled to be available in Q4 of this year.

The Safend Data Protection Suite, including Safend Protector and Safend Encryptor, obtained final certification for FIPS 140-2 (Federal Information Processing Standards) Validation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. and by the Communications Security Establishment in Canada (CSEC). FIPS 140-2 validation is required by most Government departments, including the Department of Defense, to protect the integrity of files on their networks and is also valued by companies in the healthcare, financial services and manufacturing markets.

About Safend

Safend is a leading provider of endpoint data protection solutions that protect against corporate data loss by offering comprehensive products for data encryption and port and device control. The Safend Suite encrypts internal and external hard drives, removable storage and CD/DVDs and provides granular control over all physical, wireless and removable media devices, ensuring compliance with regulatory data security and privacy standards. With more than 1,200 customers worldwide and 1.7 million licenses sold, Safend's solutions are deployed by multinational enterprises, government agencies and small to mid-size companies across the globe. Founded in 2003, Safend is a privately held company funded by Elron Electronics (NASDAQ: ELRN) (TASE: ELRN), Intel Capital and Walden Israel. Safend is headquartered in Tel Aviv with U.S. headquarters in Philadelphia and an office in Luxemburg. For more information, visit

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