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HUGE incremental opportunities for resellers in the security field, with one of the most trusted suppliers in the world

Woking, Surrey: 18th April, 2006 - Phoenix Technologies, whose BIOS software ships in approximately 100 million PCs per year, has appointed Wick Hill to distribute its TrustConnector 2 and Recover Pro 6 products in the UK and Germany. Trust Connector 2 is device identity and authentication software for IP networks, aimed at the medium to high end; and Recover Pro 6 is a system recovery solution, suitable for most companies, particularly enterprises, ISPs, and companies with a heavy user support load.

Phoenix sees the opportunity to expand its sales of these products in the UK and Germany, particularly with the growth of mobile, wireless and remote computing. It has chosen Wick Hill because of the distributor’s proven skills in growing the market for solutions in this area, as well as its in-depth experience in the whole field of security.

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group, commented: “Phoenix is a long-established company at the core of infrastructure technology, with a huge installed base and a proven reputation. Both these products offer the security and reliability that enterprises and users require. For our channel partners, they offer good margins as well as excellent value-add and service opportunities. These solutions are obviously extremely Microsoft-aware, so the sales opportunities are as large as the Microsoft installed base.”

Robert Mol, senior director of marketing and distribution EMEA at Phoenix, said: “When it comes to information security, Wick Hill is one of the most dynamic and best-known distributors in the UK and Germany. They are enthusiastic advocates of our technology and we look forward to working closely with them to develop a strong demand for our products among reseller and independent software vendor partners in these markets.”

More product details

Phoenix TrustConnector 2

Phoenix TrustConnector 2 is easy-to-install device identity software that enables seamless, built-in identification of x86 devices to IP networks, while enhancing the protection of digital credentials for Windows applications. TrustConnector 2 creates a unique device identity that cannot be altered or stolen. It safeguards businesses against credential sharing and stealing, and limits access only to devices which have been granted access permission. TrustConnector 2 has been implemented as a universal cryptographic service provider (CSP) component for Windows machines that incorporates native platform sensing technology to examine the unique hardware configuration of every x86 system and activate the highest trust level possible for that system.

Phoenix Recover Pro 6

This solution provides one-button PC recovery, even when Windows won’t boot, without requiring recovery CDs or network access. Recover Pro 6 lets users completely restore the hard drive to a previously known working state, including operating system files, applications, settings, and data files or selectively restore a deleted or overwritten file or previously saved file revision. Recover Pro 6 offers unparalleled security because the actual recovery data is stored in a secure area of the hard drive that is not vulnerable to Windows disasters. The ease of recovery means support costs can be greatly reduced.

Price and availability

Both these solutions are price at £30 ex VAT for a single copy. They are both available through Wick Hill accredited resellers.

About Wick Hill

Established in 1976, VAD (value added distributor) Wick Hill specialises in secure infrastructure solutions. The company's portfolio covers security, performance, access, services and management. Wick Hill sources and delivers best-of-breed, easy-to-use solutions through its channel partners, providing customer support, implementation, training and technical services.

About Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:PTEC) is a global market leader in device-defining software that assures endpoint confidence, from the start. The company first established dominant industry leadership 26 years ago with BIOS software, currently has over one billion products deployed and continues to ship in over 100 million new systems each year. From this unique foundation of core system level expertise and firmware offering the highest levels of reliability, Phoenix has created a portfolio of innovative software products that simply and easily identify and restore devices, thereby ensuring unparalleled endpoint security and availability.

With a focused commitment to the highest levels of customer confidence and satisfaction, Phoenix serves enterprise and government channel partners, ODMs, OEMs, system builders and ISVs by enabling them to decrease time to market, differentiate their products, create value, increase profits and lower cost of ownership. Phoenix is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices worldwide in global business and technology centers. For more information, visit


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