Pointsec For PC To Protect Data

by CXOtoday Staff    Nov 24, 2005

Pointsec, a subsidiary of the publicly traded Protect Data AB and the global leader and provider of the de facto standard for enterprise security software for endpoint devices has launched a new version of its ‘Pointsec for PC’ to help enterprises protect critical data on their desktop PCs and laptops.

The Pointsec for PC solution uses a specially developed encryption technology, and the solution has been designed to assist Indian organizations comply with global security standards such as Sarbanes-Oxley Act and BITS.

The enhancements in the software include a central administration feature, which allows for creation, deployment, and updating of the security policy centrally. Another feature Pointsec for PC’s Enforceable Mandatory Access Control can be used with fixed passwords, dynamic tokens, and smart cards boosting the security said the company.

Speaking at the launch of the new version, Sascha Beyer, MD - Middle East and India said, “With recent data thefts and information leaks at important and high security zones in India, the issue of data security is more relevant than ever before. According to the recent IDC report, information leakage was the second most prominent concern faced by Indian organizations. Pointsec solutions have been specifically developed to ensure that critical enterprise data is fully protected and is not available to unauthorized users.”

“With the rise of outsourcing and increased globalization, Indian organizations working with companies in the US & Europe need to comply with international security regulations such as Sarbanes Oxley Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the EU Data Protection Directive and BITS. Pointsec for PC is certified to common criteria EAL4 which automatically ensures that the Indian companies using our solution fulfill the international safety norms,” added Beyer.

The disk encryption feature is said to secure each sector on the device’s hard disk, which can protect the data by keeping it inaccessible even if the hard drive is removed from the PC.

The ‘Pointsec for PC’ is aimed at such verticals as IT, BFSI, Telecoma and manufacturing, which are large growth verticals in India.