RedCannon Secures OpenOffice Access

RedCannon Security adds secure OpenOffice access through KeyPoint enabled devices

October 18, 2007

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FREMONT, Calif. --­ RedCannon Security, a trusted provider of centrally managed, secure mobile-access solutions for the enterprise, today announced direct support for OpenOffice applications through KeyPoint enabled USB flash drives. The combined solution empowers mobile workers by allowing OpenOffice applications to be pushed to any USB stick, while ensuring through its KeyPoint solutions that only ³trusted² or ³locked-down² versions of OpenOffice applications are used.

OpenOffice is an open source office productivity suite that includes primary desktop applications, including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and a drawing program. For more information, visit

While the use of open source applications continues to gain adoption worldwide, many mobile workers find that the ability to carry a secure and personally configured office suite on a USB or other mobile storage device is even more life-changing. Extending work beyond the office has become the norm, and the ability to remain productive and efficient anywhere in the world without disrupting a worker¹s established virtual work environment is invaluable.

KeyPoint Alchemy transforms any USB flash drive into a trusted corporate access and storage device. Alchemy delivers endpoint security and mobile encryption to any off-the-shelf flash drive. It includes business applications and KeyPoint Vault - the first centrally-managed mobile storage solution providing standards-based, military-grade software encryption and storage. When a user launches a document stored in the KeyPoint Vault, and OpenOffice is present on both the desktop and the USB device, it will launch only from the secure USB drive.

³Security is a key concern for the enterprise adoption and deployment of open source applications," said Vimal Vaidya, founder and CEO at RedCannon.³We eliminate the guesswork for mobile workers using OpenOffice on KeyPoint-enabled devices by prohibiting the use of potentially compromised applications found on unknown or untrusted desktop systems. KeyPoint enables mobile workers to leave their laptops at home, and still carry all the functionality needed to remain productive and secure while on the road.²

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