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Multi-language data protection suite for multiple platforms

PGP (GB) : 20 January, 2010  (New Product)
Mac OS X, Linux variants and Windows all supported by PGP Desktop providing data protection across a range of platforms through whole disk encryption
PGP Corporation has announced the availability of the latest version of PGP Desktop. This new release extends PGP's leadership position in enterprise data protection and enables client convenience and compliance across all of the major desktop operating systems environments - Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu Linux and Red Hat Linux. In addition to allowing disk encryption across mixed environments, PGP Desktop for Mac now also supports Boot Camp, so users can have complete protection for machines running dual Mac OS X and Windows environments.

'From our customer base, we've seen the use of Mac and Linux-based operating systems in the enterprise markedly increase in recent years,' said Phillip Dunkelberger, president and CEO of PGP Corporation. 'The challenge for many IT departments today has been straddling the desire for the ease-of-use and choice of applications that these platforms provide, with the lack of data protection solutions available. PGP Corporation is proud to offer solutions that span operating systems that will encrypt and lock down sensitive data no matter where it resides and no matter where it goes.'

Today, IT organisations continue to struggle with mounting obstacles including the proliferation of both authorised and unauthorised mobile devices in the workforce and the increase of embarrassing and costly data breaches. Moreover, enterprises are also coping with declining IT budgets, staffing constraints and increasing regulatory fines and penalties; while attempting to provide enhanced security and management compliance across a more "consumerised" workplace with a mixed environment of enterprise computing platforms.

'Ubuntu has seen growth in the desktop, server and now the private cloud ecosystem", said Steve George, VP Corporate Services, Canonical, Ltd. 'We're delighted therefore to see PGP Corporation's excellence in security and protection in mixed environments become available to Ubuntu users everywhere."

To meet these demanding challenges, this latest release of PGP Desktop from the company addresses these concerns by providing the following new features:

Endpoint Data Protection

- PGP Whole Disk Encryption on Linux - support for Red Hat and Ubuntu
- PGP Whole Disk Encryption on Mac OS X Snow Leopard
- New Boot Camp on Snow Leopard support - provides a single solution to protect data when using Apple hardware with dual operating systems
- Enables compliance across mixed user environments - Mac, Linux, and Windows

Increased Performance:

- New Hybrid Cryptographic Optimizer (HCO) technology to deliver faster run times* for PGP Whole Disk Encryption
- Optimised for solid state drives

Additional Features:

- Encrypt and sign buttons in Microsoft Outlook
- Additional smart card support
- Redesigned user interface
- PGP Viewer for Desktop Email 8.x migration

PGP Whole Disk Encryption Desktop version 10.0 for Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and PGP Whole Disk Encryption Desktop version 10.0 for Linux is now generally available and can be purchased through the PGP global network of resellers. All customers with current subscription licenses or maintenance receive this upgrade free of charge.

The product is available in English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.
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