SAN FRANCISCO and OBERURSEL, Germany -- Utimaco The Data Security Company, today announced at the Intel Developer Forum support for the next generation of Intel® vPro processor technology, will be made available in the second half of 2008. Under the cooperation, Utimaco SafeGuard® solutions will provide key and policy management for Intels hardware-based encryption technology, codenamed Danbury technology. Utimaco plans to integrate Danbury capabilities with SafeGuard data security functionalities, for enterprise-wide management of data encryption.
"With the integration of Intel´s chipset-based technology under our management platform SafeGuard Enterprise, customers get the best of both worlds: Hardware-enabled encryption with enterprise-grade data security management, said Malte Pollmann, Executive Vice President Products, Utimaco. Working together, Utimaco and Intel are combating the dangers of unprotected data on mobile and desktop PCs.
Data breaches due to lost or stolen PCs pose an ongoing threat to the enterprise. Once deployed, Utimaco SafeGuard solutions not only ensure that no authorized user can access the protected device, read data from the device or use the device to enter the company network, but also ease the required management processes of security policies, encryption keys and multifactor authentication in medium to large enterprises.
Intel is providing solid data protection capabilities in its new vPro technology platforms. These new capabilities allow businesses to protect data and to more effectively manage systems with encrypted data," said Tom Quillin, Digital Office Ecosystem Enabling of Intel. "Intel will collaborate with Utimaco on delivering robust data protection, made easy-to-manage with Utimaco tools.