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BeCrypt CD/USB media/file encryption accepted for CAPS approval

BeCrypt is able to provide approved data security and data handling solutions to meet requirements for transformational Government

BeCrypt’s newly developed CD/USB media/file encryption which will be part of the new BeCrypt Client is currently going through CAPS approval. In addition, FIPS 140-2 approval is expected in the third quarter of 2008, and the official launch of BeCrypt Client is scheduled for September 2008.

With its suite of encryption products BeCrypt already offers solutions that provide protection for data at rest on laptops, desktops and USB devices suitable for Impact Levels 1 to 4 and Impact Level 5 (short term). BeCrypt Client with CD, USB media and flash file encryption extends BeCrypt’s solution to ensure the integrity of data and enable its secure sharing with authorised third parties. BeCrypt Client operates with a ‘zero footprint’ on the device itself so that authorised recipients can access data without needing to have the BeCrypt software installed, they simply need to successfully complete the authentication process.

Initially BeCrypt Client will provide CD, USB media and file encryption as a stand alone solution. However, subsequent versions will see BeCrypt Client develop into a unified, policy based, client side data security solution with a range of enterprise management options. BeCrypt Client will include data encryption (using FIPS libraries for commercial installations and Impact Levels 2 and below, CAPS approved DISK Protect Baseline for Impact Level 3 and CAPS approved DISK Protect Enhanced for Impact Level 4 and 5 short term), port control/end point security, and removable media encryption (for CDs, DVDs and USB devices).

Dr. Bernard Parsons, CEO of BeCrypt said, “We have listened to our customers requirements and we work closely with the UK Government to develop workable and innovative solutions to meet their stringent requirements. With the development of BeCrypt Client CD/USB media/file encryption we are extending our range to cover most requirements for Government and public sector data security.

“Our commercial customers also benefit from this approach as they have access
to flexible solutions with the government heritage and all the checks and safety measures that this implies.”

A technical preview of BeCrypt’s CD/USB media/file encryption solution is now available for evaluation with FIPS libraries. This will be fully upgradeable to the CAPS approved version when it is available.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

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 and DISK Protect Enhanced products have been designed to meet stringent government security standards and have been approved by the UK Government.

BeCrypt data security products are packaged and sold by a number of high profile organisations under OEM licence.

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

BeCrypt Limited is based in London, UK with BeCrypt, Inc. in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.

For more information please visit: www.becrypt.com or call:

Editors contacts:

Richard Brooks
Director of Sales EMEA
BeCrypt Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 845 838 2050
Email: rbrooks@becrypt.com

Andreina West/Mary Phillips
PR Artistry Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1491 639500
Fax: +44 (0) 1491 638866
email: andreina@pra-ltd.co.uk

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