IT security company Protect Data Sverige AB, the Swedish subsidiary of
Protect Data, has signed a group licence agreement with Telia for the
supply of Pointsec, the IT security software program. Subsequent to the
signing of the agreement in March, a first volume, with an order value
of approximately SEK 1.3 million, has been delivered. The agreement
gives Telia the option to take out several licences for the software
program throughout the year. The total value of orders may amount to
some SEK 10 million in licensing fees, according to Protect Data.
In 1999, Telia signed a restricted licensing agreement for Pointsec
(formerly Protect!), the security software program, and the company is
now extending the agreement to protect more computers within the Group.
The system will be used on all Telia's portable computers.
"We need protection for our portable computers because we do not want
information on their hard disks to end up in the wrong hands, for
example, in the event of theft. Pointsec meets our requirements for good
security and ease of handling in a large organisation," says Göran
Laxén, Information Security Manager at Telia.
Pointsec is a security system developed by Pointsec Mobile Technologies,
a subsidiary of Protect Data. The system protects all information
contained in portable and stationary computers. Only users inputting the
correct identity and password can gain access to information on the
computers. Pointsec has been developed to meet the needs of large
companies and organisations and has been adapted to allow for smooth and
easy installation and centralised administration across a network.
"We already have a smaller agreement with Telia and, naturally, we are
extremely pleased that they have chosen to build further on our
solution. IT and telecommunications are among our prioritised target
groups and we have signed similar agreements with several leading
companies in the industry, such as Cisco, Marconi and Ericsson. We view
this agreement as further proof that our products are of the highest
international quality," says Thomas Bill, president of Pointsec Mobile
Other clients using Pointsec products include SEB, Cap Gemini, Ernst &
Young, Volvo and the US Department of Justice. Pointsec Mobile
Technologies also develops security systems for mobile terminals, such
as palmtop computers and smart telephones.
For further information, please contact:
Thomas Bill, President, Pointsec Mobile Technologies AB, tel. +46
(0)8-459 54 95 or +46(0)70-542 62 71
Magnus Ahlberg - Managing Director - Pointsec Mobile Technologies Ltd -
Göran Laxén, Information Security Manager, Telia, tel.: +46 (0)8-713 60
Pointsec Mobile Technologies AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Protect
Data AB. The company develops and markets access-controlling and
encrypting systems for stationary and portable computers, palmtop
computers, WAP telephones, etc. Pointsec Mobile Technologies has 42
employees and offices in San Francisco, New York and Chicago in the USA,
Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and Stockholm and Sundsvall in Sweden.
Visit our website at: www.pointsec.com.
Protect Data AB is a Group offering tailor-made IT security systems to
large companies and organisations. The company offers access controlling
and encrypting systems for personal computers and smart telephones,
anti-virus systems, firewalls, user identification systems, content
control systems, Secure VPNs and systems for secure transactions etc.
Its subsidiary, Protect Data Konsult, tailors security solutions to
increase clients' competitiveness and improve business. Protect Data is
the market leader in its business area in the Nordic region and has
subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Slovakia, the United
Kingdom and the USA. Protect Data has approximately 170 employees and is
listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange Attract 40 list. Visit our
website at: www.protectdata.com
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