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Sony Taps PGP Encryption

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has selected PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Enterprises

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data security and encryption solutions, today announced that Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd. has selected PGP(R) Whole Disk Encryption for Enterprises to secure enterprise data and comply with international data privacy and financial accounting regulations. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) is responsible for distribution, marketing, and sales of PlayStation(R) software and hardware across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Oceania and will implement PGP Whole Disk Encryption to secure the laptops used by 1,100 employees in nine countries.

PGP Whole Disk Encryption transparently encrypts the entire hard disk of a computer, protecting confidential and sensitive information from loss or theft. Industry analysts such as Gartner believe that full disk encryption can help prevent data breaches due to lost or stolen laptops and suggest organizations consider such solutions as part of a comprehensive information security strategy.

"Hard disk encryption of mobile computers is an essential part of our compliance strategy," said Simon Leggett, European Technical Services Manager at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd. "SCEE chose PGP Whole Disk Encryption because it is easy to deploy, administer, and use. And because PGP Corporation offers a comprehensive, integrated encryption platform, we can immediately deploy the disk encryption solution we need and add other capabilities such as email protection later."

Regulations such as the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and the EU Data Privacy Directive require that companies implement internal controls to prevent unauthorized access to confidential and financial data, including information stored on mobile computing devices. As a result, organizations are increasingly turning to solutions such as PGP Whole Disk Encryption to secure all data stored on desktop and laptop computers. PGP Whole Disk Encryption locks the entire contents of a laptop, desktop, external drive, or USB flash drive, safeguarding data from unauthorized access. The encryption is quick, transparent, and centrally deployed and managed, preventing users from circumventing it.

"We are pleased that Sony Computer Entertainment Europe -- an industry leader -- has selected PGP encryption to protect information stored on employee computers," said Phillip Dunkelberger, president and CEO of PGP Corporation. "We are definitely seeing an increase in the number of European companies interested in implementing the unified PGP(R) Encryption Platform to help meet information security regulatory requirements."

PGP Corp.

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