Universities Enlist Utimaco

Universities enlist Utimaco to keep students, parents, and faculty safe from data breaches

August 28, 2007

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FOXBORO, Mass. -- Utimaco The Data Security Company, today announced continued momentum in the education sector with successful deployments at George Washington University and University of San Francisco. Utimaco has been chosen by clients in the education sector to ensure against data breaches that could reveal proprietary university information and the personal and financial data of students, their parents and university employees.

Just as corporations must protect data against unauthorized access, so must universities take precautions to secure data stored on mobile devices including laptops; removable media such as USB sticks; and on desktops and networks. Incoming and returning students who enroll in universities in the United States are required to share critical data related to financial, health and other personal information. As students enter campuses for the 2007-2008 school year, they will also bring with them an unprecedented number of devices that can be used to transmit and store data and that will put educational institutions at increased risk for data breaches. George Washington University and University of San Francisco are proactively combating that threat by deploying Utimaco SafeGuard products.

Utimaco’s SafeGuard solutions provide the full spectrum of data confidentiality, integrity and central security policy management. Utimaco products protect at the end-point or the back-end (data at rest), during transmission (data in motion) and during processing (data in use). Utimaco’s 360 degree approach to data security and partnerships with market leaders have created some of the bestselling solutions for protecting data worldwide.

“Just as in the corporate sector, universities are struggling to keep up with the security risks that come with the use of new technologies,” said Craig F. Bumpus, General Manager, Utimaco Americas. “For corporations around the world, Utimaco provides rock-solid, user-transparent encryption technology that keeps data safe wherever and however it is being used, transmitted or stored. We are proud to see an increasing number of universities now choosing Utimaco for their data security needs.”

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