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Olympia, London, UK—24th April 2007— At this year’s Infosecurity Europe Show Data Encryption Systems Limited (DES), the UK-based leader in software copyright protection, data encryption, secure messaging and data storage solutions, is pleased to announce that the latest version of its flagship product DESlock+ is compatible for and tested on Windows Vista. Additionally this latest version comes with a useful Vista Gadget, which works in conjunction with the product or completely stand-alone. The DESlock+ Vista Gadget can be obtained from DES or alternatively users can download it from Microsoft’s Windows Live Gallery.

Access DESlock+ Vista Gadget From Anywhere

DESlock+ Vista Gadget provides password-based 256bit AES encryption from any desktop. Users simply drag files onto the Vista Gadget and then enter a password to encrypt or decrypt files from any folder. Users can right click on the Vista Gadget to encrypt or decrypt the Windows Clipboard. This is an ideal way to quickly and very cost effectively secure your email or any other sensitive information – either personal or company confidential.

David Tomlinson, managing director, DES comments: “Microsoft’s primary stated objective with Vista has been to improve the state of security in the Windows operating systems. With DESlock+ 3.2.6 we take security one-step further and at the same time we have also thought about those individuals who might not want the full product by enabling them to use DESlock+ Vista Gadget. This makes it incredibly easy for people to share password protected files and email. Take my word for it, now there is no excuse - with our products users can protect their data as quickly and easily as flicking a light switch!”

DESlock+ uses software and USB hardware keys to protect sensitive data from prying eyes and operates much like a physical lock and key. Users can mix and match hardware and software - using the dedicated USB security token included with the product, or 8 or 64-key software licences can be provided. When used with DESlock+ 3.2.6, the Vista Gadget also works with DESlock+ encryption keys and passwords and whenever the correct key is present, decryption of text or files is automatic.

Take DESlock+ Home With You Today

Visitors to the show can collect a voucher code from the DES stand (C120) to obtain a free business licence for DESlock+ and experience the product for themselves. At the same time, they have the opportunity to see a demonstration of DESlock+ and witness first-hand how quick and easy this encryption product really is.

Since its introduction DESlock+ has appealed to a broad section of the market and as a result has taken DES into a much wider arena. DESlock+ provides easy-to-understand encryption technology to everyday PC users, protecting files, folders and emails transparently. This simple, cost-effective security product can be used to encrypt any data including personal files, corporate information, confidential records and email correspondence. But more importantly it offers unprecedented ease-of-use and flexibility, with a comprehensive collection of encryption tools for Windows, users simply plug-in, log-on and start working.

According to Nigel Stanley, Security Practice Leader at leading analyst organisation, Bloor Research: “With products like DESlock+, organisations can start to deliver an assured business from the desktop upwards, which is critical if companies are to successfully ride the wave of security threats to data.”

Today, DES has a wide spread user base and the potential for the product is enormous which is why the company has ambitious plans to extend its international reach. To this end in February of this year DES announced that it had entered into a new relationship with Shackleton Ventures Limited, a secondaries venture capital firm who specialise in direct secondary venture capital funding. The Shackleton Secondaries LP fund (SSLP) purchased DES shares from 3i Group plc.

For further information:

Paula Elliott
C8 Consulting Ltd for Data Encryption Systems Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 7894 339645 / +44 (0) 118 9001132
Email: paula@c8consulting.co.uk

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