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PGP Corporation Announces New Data Protection Solutions For Mac And Linux Enterprise Users

Encryption vendor now provides support across Ubuntu Linux, Red Hat Linux, Mac and Windows environments

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data protection, today announced availability of the latest version of PGP Desktop. This new release extends PGP's leadership position in enterprise data protection and enables client convenience and compliance across all of the major desktop operating systems environments -- Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu Linux and Red Hat Linux. In addition to allowing disk encryption across mixed environments, PGP Desktop for Mac now also supports Boot Camp, so users can have complete protection for machines running dual Mac OS X and Windows environments.

"From our customer base, we've seen the use of Mac and Linux-based operating systems in the enterprise markedly increase in recent years," said Phillip Dunkelberger, president and CEO of PGP Corporation. "The challenge for many IT departments today has been straddling the desire for the ease-of-use and choice of applications that these platforms provide, with the lack of data protection solutions available. PGP Corporation is proud to offer solutions that span operating systems that will encrypt and lock down sensitive data no matter where it resides and no matter where it goes."

Today, IT organizations continue to struggle with mounting obstacles including the proliferation of both authorized and unauthorized mobile devices in the workforce and the increase of embarrassing and costly data breaches. Moreover, enterprises are also coping with declining IT budgets, staffing constraints and increasing regulatory fines and penalties; while attempting to provide enhanced security and management compliance across a more "consumerized" workplace with a mixed environment of enterprise computing platforms.

"Ubuntu has seen growth in the desktop, server and now the private cloud Ecosystem," said Steve George, VP Corporate Services, Canonical, Ltd. "We're delighted therefore to see PGP Corporation's excellence in security and protection in mixed environments become available to Ubuntu users everywhere."

To meet these demanding challenges, this latest release of PGP Desktop from the company addresses these concerns by providing the following new features:

Endpoint Data Protection

-- PGP Whole Disk Encryption on Linux -- support for Red Hat and Ubuntu -- PGP Whole Disk Encryption on Mac OS X Snow Leopard -- New Boot Camp on Snow Leopard support -- provides a single solution to protect data when using Apple hardware with dual operating systems -- Enables compliance across mixed user environments -- Mac, Linux, and Windows

Increased Performance:

-- New Hybrid Cryptographic Optimizer (HCO) technology to deliver faster run times(1) for PGP Whole Disk Encryption -- Optimized for solid state drives.

Additional Features:

-- Encrypt and sign buttons in Microsoft Outlook -- Additional smart card support -- Redesigned user interface -- PGP Viewer for Desktop Email 8.x migration

Pricing and Availability

PGP Whole Disk Encryption Desktop version 10.0 for Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and PGP Whole Disk Encryption Desktop version 10.0 for Linux is now generally available and can be purchased through the PGP global network of resellers. Pricing for the release starts at $99 for a quantity of 100 seats. All customers with current subscription licenses or maintenance receive this upgrade free of charge.

The product is available in English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

For More Information

Please see PGP website, http://www.pgp.com/products/wholediskencryption/index.html

(1) Based on previous PGP Desktop 9.10

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 www.pgp.com.

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