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PGP Corporation Launches New Mobile Data Protection And Security Solutions

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data protection, today announced two new mobile security encryption solutions, PGP Portable and PGP Mobile 9.10, designed to address the critical challenges facing organizations that share portable data and secure email on smartphones. An extension of the award-winning PGP Encryption Platform, PGP Portable is a new data protection solution that provides self-contained encryption on any removable storage device or optical media, including USB sticks, CDs and DVDs. In addition to data encryption, PGP Mobile 9.10 now includes encryption for email and email attachments (both stored and in transit) on Windows Mobile smartphones, extending PGP Corporation's multi-platform support. Furthermore, PGP Corporation is also rolling out new enhanced support programs to meet the changing needs of its customers.

According to the recently published annual 2009 U.S. Encryption Trends Report by The Ponemon Institute, 59 percent of respondents said that it is very important/critical to encrypt mobile devices and 26 percent indicated they encrypt a smartphone or PDA most of the time, but 51 percent said they never do.

"Corporations are increasingly reliant on mobile technology as their primary platform. Mobile platforms of choice are driven by employees who are bringing in their own devices that IT departments need to support," said Michael Osterman, president and founder of Osterman Research. "This is driving increasing concerns around mobile security and organizations now need a solution that provides email and data protection across a diverse set of platforms, which PGP Corporation offers."

PGP Portable - Protect Data On Any Media

PGP Portable enables users to share encrypted data regardless of their operating system and without requiring them to install additional software or have special machine privileges. Based on the evolution of PGP Corporation's patented virtual disk technology that is market proven, trusted and FIPS 140-2-validated, key features and benefits of PGP Portable include:

  • One-click encryption: PGP Portable converts removable devices and media into containers of encrypted data with a single click.
  • Access and modify encrypted data without installing software: When authorized users plug in a USB drive or CD/DVD secured with PGP Portable, they are prompted for a passphrase. Once authenticated, the user can access and modify data on these devices securely and the data remains encrypted on these devices.  Users can share encrypted data with others that do not have PGP  software on their system.
  • Native operating system user experience: Users access PGP Portable removable drives and media using the standard Windows or Mac OS X operating system file managers.
  • Extends data protection: PGP Portable is easily added to PGP Corporation's centrally managed full disk encryption, network file sharing and desktop email protection applications.

"Corporations are becoming increasingly concerned with data breaches occurring from the loss of their employees' mobile devices," said Michael Disaboto, vice president and service director at the Burton Group. "Security offerings such as PGP Portable can provide protection for data at rest on a wide variety of devices."

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