MENLO PARK, Calif. -- PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data protection, today announced a significant expansion of its channel strategy with the launch of the PGP Managed Service Provider Network (MSPN). PGP Corporation is broadening access of its encryption solutions to mid-market and small businesses through a new worldwide network of managed service providers and existing channel partners that will initially offer the award winning PGP® Whole Disk Encryption as a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription offering. PGP Whole Disk Encryption was recently declared the Best Buy winner having received five stars in all categories features, performance, ease-of-use, documentation, support and value for the money in this years SC Magazine Encryption Group Review published on October 4, 2008.
Todays global business environment is comprised of enterprises of all sizes that are all partnering together on critical initiatives and exchanging sensitive competitive and market data. Businesses large and small alike must ensure that the data they exchange is secure and encrypted at all times, in addition to making sure they comply with industry and regulatory compliance mandates. Unlike large corporations, small and mid-market companies do not always have the budget, IT resources or infrastructure in place to support their data with enterprise-class security strategies and solutions.
Market data shows that customers, such as small businesses, branch offices and departmental groups, are becoming more comfortable consuming security technology as a service offering as it greatly simplifies set-up and ongoing infrastructure maintenance, said Phillip Dunkelberger, president and CEO of PGP Corporation. End-user customers and channel partners of the PGP Managed Service Provider Network can now more easily get started and quickly reduce IT expenditures by using PGP Whole Disk Encryption in a SaaS environment.