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Utimaco SafeGuard RemovableMedia Enables Safe and Easy Data Exchange without Encryption Software

  • 12 June, 2007 16:44

<p><i>Seamless and transparent encryption of confidential data on all removable media lowers business risks without compromising productivity; Distributed in Australia by COMPUTERLINKS</i></p>
<p>COMPUTERLINKS, a leading global distributor of IT security solutions, is offering SafeGuard RemovableMedia 1.10, the latest data encryption solution from Utimaco, to resellers in Australia.</p>
<p>Utimaco's SafeGuard RemovableMedia 1.10 provides an easier but more secure way for users of removable media to exchange encrypted data with colleagues or business partners. The new SafeGuard RemovableMedia Portable function enables encrypted data to be exchanged without the need to install encryption software on the computer that is using the data. Its user interface works via a drag-and-drop mechanism that does not need the usual administrator rights. When users insert removable data media that have been secured using SafeGuard RemovableMedia 1.10 into a PC, they are automatically prompted to enter their passwords so they can gain read and write access to the encrypted files.</p>
<p>“SafeGuard RemovableMedia securely encrypts files on removable media - such as USB devices - whilst still allowing sharing of files between users. Sharing of keys within an organisation allows for completely transparent workgroup data sharing. Alternatively, an innovative agent can be launched from the drive, enabling access to files for external partners who are not running the client. With the option of administrative enforcement of encryption and key distribution, the product allows secure sharing of data internally and externally using removable media devices,” said Matthew Hales, Managing Director of COMPUTERLINKS in Australia. “By bringing the most advanced data security technologies and products to the Australian market such as SafeGuard RemovableMedia 1.10, COMPUTERLINKS offers strong new business opportunities to our local resellers to ensure that channel partners can deliver competitive advantage to their customers.”</p>
<p><b>Key Features of SafeGuard RemovableMedia 1.10</b><br/>
• SafeGuard RemovableMedia 1.10 offers very flexible workflow options by allowing users to store only encrypted files or both encrypted and plain text files on the same media. The administrator, working at the central management console, has the option of defining security policies that are restrictive and, at the same time, extremely flexible. For example, they can specify whether the portable function can be copied to the removable storage medium.</p>
<p>• Key back-ups can now be used flexibly on any computer. Every key can be stored securely on a network or on individual memory media, and uploaded again if the PC is damaged. As a result, users can easily exchange keys with each another. SafeGuard RemovableMedia's central logging functionality records the most important events, such as new key generation and addition, key restoration, or any other change that is made to the security policy.</p>
<p>• The new version also supports the distribution of company keys during setup which means encrypted data can be exchanged quickly and easily within the company. In Windows Explorer, every encrypted file is shown with an icon superimposed on it, which means a user can tell at a glance whether a file is encrypted.</p>
<p>“The RemovableMedia software is not only designed to be a stand-alone solution but also the optimum addition to SafeGuard Easy. Depending on a customer's particular requirements, SafeGuard RemovableMedia can be implemented either as a single workstation solution or a company-wide license package. License customers can also pass SafeGuard RemovableMedia Portable on to their communications partners,” added Hales.</p>
<p><b>Availability and Pricing</b><br/>
Utimaco SafeGuard RemovableMedia 1.10 is now available through COMPUTERLINKS in Australia. The RRP is AU$99 per user for a 100 user license, including 12 months of updates. Bundle pricing is available together with SafeGuard Easy hard drive encryption.</p>
<p><b>About Utimaco Safeware AG – The Data Security Company</b><br/>
Utimaco is the leading provider for data security solutions. The Data Security Company enables mid-sized to large companies and organisations to safeguard their data assets against attacks and to comply with privacy laws by protecting their confidentiality and integrity. In response to twenty-first century threats – the new world of Data Security 360 – Utimaco’s complete range of solutions provide full 360 degree protection unlike free, end-point or built-in encryption solutions which only cover specific security needs. Only SafeGuard solutions protect and manage data both during storage (data at rest), during transmission (data in motion) and during processing (data in use). Utimaco offers its customers comprehensive on site support via a worldwide network of partners and subsidiaries in Europe, the USA and Asia.</p>
<p>Utimaco Safeware AG, with headquarters in Oberursel, near Frankfurt, Germany, is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0007572406). For more information about Utimaco Safeware, please visit (<a href=""></a>)</p>
<p><b>About COMPUTERLINKS</b><br/>
COMPUTERLINKS is a full-service distributor of data security and authentication solutions, providing Australian channel partners with reliable, supported solutions from world-leading hardware and software manufacturers. The company provides a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio, backed by an extensive range of professional services, to ensure channel partners deliver the right solutions to their customers. COMPUTERLINKS delivers profitable growth to partners and competitive advantage to their customers by providing a full-service package of technical, sales and marketing support, practical training and efficient logistics. For more information, please visit (<a href=""></a>)</p>
<p><b>For more information please contact:</b><br/>
Jessie Jin<br/>
Kinetics PR<br/>
Tel: (02) 9212-3848<br/>

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