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Pointsec to secure leading business process outsourcing suppliers

  • 31 August, 2005 11:53

<p>Sydney, Australia – August 31, 2005 – Pointsec, the global leader and the provider of the de facto standard for enterprise security software for laptop and desktop PCs, PDAs and smartphones, today announced that two Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies, Wipro Limited and ITC Infotech, have selected Pointsec® solutions to ensure compliance with existing and emerging government regulations regarding data protection. Wipro Limited, a leading global IT services company, and ITC Infotech, a leading Indian Business Process Solution company, have chosen to implement Pointsec solutions to meet or exceed their clients’ requirements for data security and compliance with data regulation.</p>
<p>“BPO suppliers must handle sensitive and confidential information with the same care as their global outsourcing customers. Many of these companies are now using security as a competitive differentiator due to increasing pressure on their customers to demonstrate compliance with existing and emerging government regulations,” said Peter Larsson, CEO of Pointsec Mobile Technologies. “Companies like Wipro and ITC Infotech take on important business processes for their clients, such as payroll and accounting, and it is critical that this information remains secure. As with our other customers, they have selected Pointsec because we offer strong security for all platforms that is quick to deploy and easy to use.”</p>
<p>Wipro and ITC Infotech will use Pointsec solutions to secure data from unauthorised access and to meet their clients’ demands for compliance with regulations involving data protection. In addition to U.S. and EU regulations such as the EU Privacy Directive and California SB 1386, Pointsec will ensure Wipro and ITC Infotech are compliant with local legislation such as India’s Information Technology Act.</p>
<p>Wipro provides comprehensive IT solutions and services to Indian, Asia Pacific, European and U.S. markets, and specialises in systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. As part of the ITC Group, ITC Infotech provides services to leading Fortune 500 firms with BPO and Offshore Outsourcing in a single integrated service platform.</p>
<p>Pointsec’s mobile device encryption software ensures that all or selected parts of a mobile device’s data can be encrypted in real time and can only be accessed by an authenticated user. Its innovative approach to centralised management has made Pointsec the most widely deployed data protection solution available for all popular mobile platforms. In addition, Pointsec has been instrumental in helping businesses better understand the threats to their mobile data. It has published numerous reports demonstrating the importance of protecting information stored on mobile devices including a widely cited international survey of equipment lost in taxis and a forensic analysis of residual data on hard drives purchased on eBay.</p>
<p>For further information please contact:
Victoria McClelland – Text 100
(02) 9956 5733
0409 223 719</p>
<p>About Pointsec
Pointsec is the worldwide de facto standard for mobile device security – with the most customers deployed, highest level of certification and more complete device coverage than any other company. Pointsec delivers a trusted solution for automatic data encryption that guarantees proven protection at the most vulnerable point where sensitive enterprise data is stored – on mobile devices. By securing sensitive information stored on laptops, PDAs, smartphones, and removable media, enterprises and government organizations can protect and enhance their image, minimize risk, shield confidential data, guard information assets, and strengthen public and shareholder confidence. Pointsec’s customers include blue chip companies and government organizations around the world. Founded in 1988, Pointsec Mobile Technologies AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Protect Data AB, publicly traded (PROT) on the Stockholm stock exchange. The company has two U.S. offices, nine EMEA offices, two APAC offices and one branch office in Dubai, Middle East. Pointsec can be found on the web at: www.pointsec.com.</p>
<p>Pointsec is a registered trademark of Pointsec Mobile Technologies. All other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.</p>

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