PALO ALTO, Calif. -- PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data protection, today announced that Baylor University has implemented the PGP® Encryption Platform to safeguard sensitive information across its diverse campus. The university has enhanced its security framework by deploying PGP® Whole Disk Encryption to protect data stored on its desktop and laptop computers along with PGP Universal Server for centralized management of its encryption applications.
Chartered in 1845, Baylor University is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Texas. In deploying PGP® encryption technology, Baylor takes a major step toward avoiding the security breaches that have recently plagued a number of universities. According to the Identity Theft Resource Centera highly respected nonprofit organization, almost 30 percent of all reported security breaches in 2006 involved educational institutions.
We wanted software that had been tested in the real world, would lower our operational costs, and was easy to use so our students and faculty wouldnt rebel, said Jon Allen, information security officer for Baylor University. We tested PGP Whole Disk Encryption extensively in our environment and threw every scenario we could think of at the software. PGP encryption technology delivers a solid security platform, so were very pleased with the results.