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- PCI Compliance Capabilities Extended With Expanded Reporting, Platform Support, and Enterprise Integration Features -

London, UK, 15 January 2008 -- Protegrity Corporation, a provider of data security management solutions, today releases the newest version of the industry’s most comprehensive security product: Defiance Security Software Suite 4.4.

The release extends Protegrity’s enterprise data security solution with dozens of new and enhanced features that make it easier to comply with Payment Card Industry (PCI) regulations by providing out-of-the-box PCI reports, support for an even greater number of platforms found in the typical enterprise, and rapid, seamless integration with existing systems, policies and processes.

The Defiance Security Suite is engineered to meet the needs of retailers’ high-volume, data intensive business, as well as the requirements of other industries. It is focused on securing data in a manner that meets security obligations within the context of operational business requirements.

"Complying with PCI regulations is a critical business issue for any organisation accepting credit cards. However, an alarming number of companies are non-compliant,” says Gordon Rapkin, CEO of Protegrity. “The latest release of Protegrity’s Defiance Suite provides help to those companies in the form of a function-rich, easy-to-deploy and use solution tailor-made to provide data security that complies with both PCI and multiple other regulations.”

New and enhanced functionality in the Defiance Security Suite includes:

· Streamlined access to key information with new pre-formatted PCI reports that highlight what data is protected and how/when sensitive information is being accessed

· Enterprise-wide security coverage with new platform support for Windows Server 2003 and HPUX on Itanium and expanded support for UNIX/Linux

· Minimised impact to existing systems and processes resulting from zero downtime initial encryption

· Rapid security deployment with the ability to transfer user permissions contained in existing systems right into Defiance’s security policies.

For more information on the Defiance Security Suite please visit www.protegrity.com.

Contacts for more information:

Mike Howse, EMEA managing director, +44 (0)7770 568524, Michael.Howse@protegrity.com

Protegrity PR: Jane Lee, Dexterity, +44 (0)1273 470199, jane.lee@dexterity.co.uk

ABOUT PROTEGRITY

Protegrity Corporation delivers enterprise-wide data security management solutions for end-to-end protection for applications and sensitive data, enabling companies to deploy comprehensive security policies with centralized management and auditing. Protegrity is committed to protecting sensitive data wherever it resides in today’s highly distributed and heterogeneous computing environments.

For more than ten years, Protegrity’s award-winning technology has enabled customers to address and resolve critical security challenges. Protegrity invented the core technology used for data-level encryption and owns key patents for database and application security and protection.

For more information please visit www.protegrity.com

Protegrity and Defiance are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Protegrity Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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