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Utimaco Upgrade Lets You Exchange Data Confidentially, Without Encryption Software

(PresseBox) (Oberursel, ) Wick Hill announces the availability of Utimaco Safeguard Removable Media Version 1.10

- A new function in the latest version of SafeGuard RemovableMedia 1.10 enables communications partners to exchange data confidentially, without needing to install encryption software

- Administrators can set and manage individual access rights centrally

- Mobile users can now view encrypted data on all memory media everywhere, in compliance with security guidelines

Wick Hill Release: Woking, Surrey: 4th June 2007 - Anyone using removable media will now find it easier to exchange encrypted data with colleagues or business partners, with Utimaco's SafeGuard RemovableMedia 1.10. The new SafeGuard RemovableMedia Portable function enables encrypted data to be exchanged without the need to install encryption software on the computer that is receiving and using the data.

SafeGuard Removable Media works via a drag&drop mechanism that does not need the usual administrator rights. The user inserts their removable data medium, that has been secured and encrypted using SafeGuard RemovableMedia, into a PC. They are then automatically prompted to enter their password, so they can gain both read and write access to the encrypted files.

No matter whether a USB memory stick, memory card, external hard disk, diskette or optical CD/DVD is used, SafeGuard RemovableMedia protects data from unauthorised access at all times, even if the storage medium is removed or is lost.

Any medium can hold either data which is entirely encrypted, or a mixture of encrypted files and plain text data, whichever option best suits your company's security policy. 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. They can, for example, specify whether or not the portable function can be copied to the removable storage medium.

A new feature in Version 1.10 is that key back-ups can now be used flexibly on any computer. Every key can now be stored securely on a network or on individual memory media and uploaded again if the PC is damaged in any way. 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, key restoration, or any other change made to the security policy.

It 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.

"At present, four out of five mobile memory media have inadequate encryption. We discovered this in a world-wide survey of more than one thousand business users", explained Robert Zeh, Product Manager at Utimaco. "SafeGuard RemovableMedia provides this data security, not only in your own IT infrastructure but also, if needed, for all your communications partners and the removable media they use."

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of Utimaco distributor Wick Hill Group, commented: “Protecting against data leakage is of increasing concern many companies. Now there is a practical, inexpensive and easy-to-deploy solution.”

SafeGuard RemovableMedia is now available in Dutch, English, German, and Japanese and runs under Windows XP, 2000 and 2003. 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.

Price and availability
SafeGuard RemovableMedia is available now from Wick Hill and also forms part of other packages of solutions from the extensive SafeGuard portfolio. Prices for SafeGuard RemovableMedia start from GBP 30.21 SRP. For more information about the Utimaco's portfolio of encryption solutions, go to

Utimaco IS GmbH

Mit seiner 25jährigen Firmengeschichte gehört Utimaco zu den führenden globalen Herstellern von Datensicherheitslösungen. Die Data Security Company ermöglicht mittelständischen und großen Organisationen, ihre elektronischen Werte vor beabsichtigten oder unbeabsichtigten Datenverlusten zu schützen und geltenden Datenschutzbestimmungen zu genügen. Utimacos komplette Lösungspalette bietet einen umfassenden 360-Grad-Schutz an. SafeGuard-Lösungen schützen und verwalten Daten beim Speichern (data at rest), beim Übertragen (data in motion) und beim Bearbeiten (data in use). Mit einem weltweiten zertifizierten Partnernetz und Niederlassungen unterstützt Utimaco ihre Kunden direkt vor Ort. Die Utimaco Safeware AG mit Hauptsitz in Oberursel bei Frankfurt ist an der Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse notiert (ISIN DE0007572406). Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter:

SafeGuard PortProtector

SafeGuard PortProtector gewährleistet einfachen und flexiblen Schutz vor unbeabsichtigten oder missbräuchlichen Informationsverlusten. SafeGuard PortProtector überwacht den Datenverkehr in Echtzeit und wendet darauf abgestimmte, detailliert einstellbare Sicherheitsrichtlinien für alle Arten von Schnittstellen und externen Speichergeräten an. Administratoren können mit SafeGuard PortProtector Speichermedien vollständig blockieren, reinen Lesezugriff zu diesen erteilen oder alle auf diesen Medien enthaltenen Daten verschlüsseln. Darüber hinaus lassen sich auf derartige Medien geschriebene oder von diesen gelesene Dateien überwachen, blockieren und protokollieren.