PGP Rolls Out Endpoint Application Control

New product uses whitelisting to block malicious and unauthorized software from executing on a user's system

May 19, 2009

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To help organizations combat the rising threats of malware and unauthorized software entering corporate networks, PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data protection, today announced PGP' Endpoint Application Control, the latest addition to the PGP' Endpoint family of solutions. PGP' Endpoint Application Control blocks malicious and unauthorized software, including applications, scripts and macros, from executing on a user's system by automatically enforcing policies using whitelisting technology that explicitly allows only trusted and authorized software applications. PGP' customers can now have zero-day, automatic threat protection against known and unknown application and software threats.

New malware threats are emerging daily, compromising user privacy, causing business disruption and affecting the ability to demonstrate compliance. While some organizations may think they are protected against malware intrusions with anti-virus solutions, anti-virus solutions do not necessarily provide a sufficient layer of protection. In fact, according to AV Comparatives, most anti-virus solutions missed over 50 new application threats introduced in 2008. Take the example of the massive data breach attack on Heartland Payment Systems announced earlier this year, where over 100 million credit card numbers were compromised for fraudulent transactions. The source of the attack was malicious software that was planted on the company's payment processing network that sniffed payment card data as it was being sent for processing to Heartland by thousands of the company's retail clients.

PGP' Endpoint Application Control builds on PGP Corporation's reputation for delivering award-winning products that provide a proactive approach to data protection with multiple layers of security to safeguard organizations against the risk and ramifications of compromised data and intellectual property. Additionally, as business application requirements change and new threats are introduced, IT administrators can easily update existing whitelisting policies that are transparent to the end-user.

"Today's business environment is wireless and borderless between customers, partners, consultants, mobile employees and shared computers, making confidential information at risk everywhere," said Philip Dunkelberger, president and CEO of PGP Corporation. "PGP Corporation has always advocated to customers that they build an enterprise-wide data protection strategy from the endpoint all the way to the mainframe. With PGP' Endpoint Application Control, we are continuing to strengthen our data protection solutions with another layer of control to help ensure business continuity for our customers."

By leveraging PGP' Endpoint Application Control as another layer of data defense, customers can ensure business continuity with always-on protection and not have to worry about malicious software entering their networks. Furthermore, the ability to demonstrate compliance is easily achieved with PGP' Endpoint Application Control's capability to audit all application execution attempts and policy changes.

Together, PGP' Endpoint Application Control and PGP' Endpoint Device Control (see related news release, "PGP Corporation Announces General Availability of PGP Endpoint", provides comprehensive, granular, and policy-based enforcement of unauthorized software, malware, devices and removable media " delivering complete protection against data leakage, loss or theft.

Pricing and Availability PGP' Endpoint Application Control is generally available today starting at $48.00 USD per seat through PGP' channel partners.

About PGP Corporation PGP Corporation is a global leader in email and data encryption software for enterprise data protection. Based on a unified key management and policy infrastructure, the PGP' Encryption Platform offers the broadest set of integrated applications for enterprise data security. PGP' platform-enabled applications allow organizations to meet current needs and expand as security requirements evolve for email, laptops, desktops, instant messaging, smartphones, network storage, file transfers, automated processes, and backups.

PGP' solutions are used by more than 100,000 enterprises, businesses, and governments worldwide, including 95 percent of the Fortune' 100, 75 percent of the Fortune' Global 100, 87 percent of the German DAX index, and 51 percent of the U.K. FTSE 100 Index. As a result, PGP Corporation has earned a global reputation for innovative, standards-based, and trusted solutions. PGP solutions help protect confidential information, secure customer data, achieve regulatory and audit compliance, and safeguard companies' brands and reputations. Contact PGP Corporation at

Media & Analyst Contacts for PGP Corporation: North America Christina Grenier PGP Corporation

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