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Symbian Selects PGP Encryption

Symbian selects the PGP encryption platform to protect intellectual property

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data protection, today announced that it has extended its PGP® technology portfolio to Symbian Limited, developer and licensor of Symbian OS™, the market-leading operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones known as smartphones. In an effort to proactively protect its laptop and desktop computers and securely exchange email internally and with its partners, Symbian has selected the PGP® Encryption Platform and platform-enabled applications, PGP® Whole Disk Encryption and PGP® Desktop Email. Protection of its intellectual property was the company’s highest requirement.

Headquartered in the U.K. with global operations, Symbian has become a trusted partner to the world of mobile users, with more than 165 million Symbian smartphones shipped to date. The company has extended its leadership position by building business relationships with leading companies across the mobile industry including the world’s largest handset manufacturers. Heavy interaction with partners, highly valued intellectual property, and protection against costly security breaches were all factors in Symbian’s decision to extend its deployment of PGP® encryption solutions. With reports of new data breaches appearing daily, organizations are increasingly looking for solutions to avoid the negative impact of lost or stolen devices containing sensitive information.

“We believe PGP Corporation offers a compelling solution that enables us to feel confident our information is secure, whether the data is in email or stored on a laptop” said Lucinda Barlow, vice president, Symbian. “Email communication is essential for us to do business with our partners, so we needed an easy-to-use, easy-to-support solution. We also see value in the PGP Encryption Platform: the common infrastructure, key management functionality, and adherence to industry standards will help us cost-effectively manage our security infrastructure.”

PGP Corp.

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