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Press Release

6 February 2008

BeCrypt and RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), help to meet growing demand from joint customers for increased information-centric security

BeCrypt, a leading supplier of data security solutions, today announced that it has joined the RSA Secured® Partner Program to certify interoperability between its DISK Protect® v4.2 Standard data security solution and the RSA SecurID® SID800 hardware token and RSA® Smart Card 5200. DISK Protect v4.2 Standard is the latest version of BeCrypt’s full disk encryption solution, which has many additional features such as providing more flexible use of removable media devices and secure, automated removal of encryption keys allowing the safe decommissioning of computers that may have held sensitive data.

Richard Brooks, Director of Sales EMEA at BeCrypt commented, “We originally certified DISK Protect with the RSA SecurID SID800 hardware token and RSA Smart Card in 2006. Today, we have certified the latest version of our product, DISK Protect v4.2 with these two products, showing BeCrypt’s commitment to providing our customers with a wide range of security solutions that continue to keep pace with the latest technology. We have seen a significant demand from corporate organisations, central and local government for data security solutions that include two-factor authentication, and we believe that the technical interoperability with these RSA products provide a truly flexible solution without compromising any aspect of security.”

DISK Protect secures the data on desktop and laptop PCs with three layers of security, full disk encryption, strong pre-boot authentication and optional removable media encryption, without any noticeable impact on performance. Full disk encryption is performed transparently on the fly, avoiding the risk that the user may forget to encrypt sensitive files. Pre-boot authentication allows DISK Protect to encrypt the operating system and prevent data being accessed with low level tools. Removable media encryption secures data on USB and other connected devices.

The RSA SecurID solution is as simple to use as entering a password, but significantly more secure. Used in conjunction with RSA® Authentication Manager software, an RSA SecurID authenticator is engineered to function like an ATM card for a company network, requiring users to identify themselves with two unique factors — something they know (a password or PIN), and something they have (such as an RSA SecurID hardware authenticator in the form of a token) — before they are granted access to secure business information.

“As the business world evolves, an effective strategy to protect identities and digital assets is essential to the growth and success of an organization. Companies must feel confident that vital information and applications remain secure, both inside and outside their operations,” said D.J. Long, Senior Director, Corporate Development at RSA. “The RSA Secured interoperability partnership between BeCrypt and RSA is designed to help end users efficiently and cost-effectively manage the digital identities of diverse user bases – including employees, partners and customers.”

CESG approved versions of DISK Protect are available for protecting classified data. DISK Protect v4.2 currently is undergoing the final stages of FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validation, and may optionally be installed in a FIPS-compliant mode.



About the RSA Secured Partner Program

The RSA Secured Partner Program is one of the largest alliance programs of its type, bringing over a dozen years of experience and hundreds of complementary solutions together. RSA SecurID®, RSA® Access Manager, RSA® Digital Certificate Manager, RSA® Federated Identity Manager and RSA® Key Manager certification programs bring added assurance to customers that the solutions they are deploying are certified as interoperable with industry leading products, helping them achieve faster time to deployment and lower overall cost of ownership. The RSA Secured Partner Program reflects RSA’s commitment to providing standards-based interoperability and mutual vendor support to customers using its identity assurance and access management solutions.

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About BeCrypt

BeCrypt Limited was formed in 2001 to meet the growing demand for high-level computer encryption products in the international government and corporate marketplace. BeCrypt products protect customers in key UK government areas including: central and local government, the defence sector, law enforcement and transportation.

The company now also provides a range of flexible security products tailored to meet the requirements of the commercial sector. BeCrypt has customers in financial services, pharmaceutical, insurance and banking sectors.

BeCrypt’s DISK Protect Baseline, DISK Protect Enhanced and PDA Protect Baseline products have been designed to meet stringent government security standards and have been approved by the UK Government.

BeCrypt has won an award from the UK Department of Trade and Industry for innovative technology and has patents pending on a number of unique security technologies.

BeCrypt is based in Reading, Berkshire, UK and in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.

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