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Agreement between Market Leaders Offers Enterprises Comprehensive Security for Sensitive Data

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. And FOXBORO, Mass.—December 18, 2006 — Utimaco - The Data Security Company, and Ingrian® Networks, Inc., the leading provider of data privacy solutions, today announced an agreement to jointly sell and market their security offerings.

Utimaco is now a part of Ingrian’s KeySecure™ Partner Program. Under the agreement, Utimaco and Ingrian will offer solutions to customers that, when combined, will ensure the security of critical data inside applications and databases within the enterprise, in transmission across networks, and in any mobile device—including PCs, laptops, PDAs, and removable storage. Through this partnership, Ingrian and Utimaco will make it even easier for their customers to shore up their most critical security gaps and address the Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standard and a host of other mandates.

“Ingrian and Utimaco have products that meet critical security needs, and consequently they’ve enjoyed the broad customer adoption that has helped them attain leadership positions in their respective markets,” said Ansgar Heinen, Head of Product Marketing, Utimaco. “By partnering and leveraging our core competencies, we can help enterprises address their needs to protect their sensitive data.”

By implementing solutions from Utimaco and Ingrian, organizations can encrypt and secure sensitive information, wherever it resides. Utimaco’s leading SafeGuard® products enable secure mobile computing and protection of electronic business processes. Ingrian DataSecure® Platforms are the only appliance-based encryption solutions available today that feature granular, field-level encryption capabilities and that can be integrated at the Web server, application server, or database layer.

“The reality is that today, sensitive data left unencrypted is vulnerable, whether inside the corporate data center or on mobile devices,” stated Eli Kalil, Vice President of Business Development of Ingrian Networks. “We’re pleased to partner with a market leader like Utimaco to give our joint customers solutions that can provide safeguards against a broad range of real-world threats.”
Another Partnership Enabled by CHOICE™

This partnership is enabled through Ingrian’s CHOICE architecture, which represents the technology and core values that Ingrian offers to its customers. CHOICE is a flexible, integrated approach that allows customers to not only implement the solution they need today, but to leverage their investment to address future security and technological challenges—whether by adding new capabilities offered by Ingrian or its partners. The hallmark of CHOICE is the Ingrian KeySecure™ ISV Program, which outlines the framework for third-party product integration, providing developers with an open, extensible, and flexible environment for enhancing security and ease of use.

About Ingrian Networks

Ingrian Networks brings complete data privacy to the enterprise. With Ingrian DataSecure Platforms, organizations can protect critical data from both internal and external threats, and ensure compliance with legislative and policy mandates for security. DataSecure features a dedicated security appliance and specialized software that enables organizations to encrypt critical data in applications and databases. With its capabilities for granular encryption, seamless integration, and centralized security management, DataSecure enables organizations to guard against a range of security threats, with unparalleled ease and cost effectiveness. Ingrian is a privately held company backed by such investors as Globespan Capital Partners, HighBAR Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Partech International, and Prism Venture Partners.

For more information, visit www.ingrian.com .

About Utimaco Safeware AG – The Data Security Company

Utimaco is a world leading producer of professional solutions that secure data within companies and government agencies. The solutions, which have won multiple awards, protect data against unauthorized access and manipulation no matter where it’s stored – on mobile personal devices, PCs or on networks or is being transferred to business partners or processed in business applications.

SafeGuard Easy, with more than three million installations, is the best selling worldwide solution for protecting data on notebooks and PCs. Utimaco is also a leader in electronic transaction protections. In Germany, for example, Utimaco solutions secure over 90 percent of all card-based payment systems. Utimaco offers its customers comprehensive on site support via a worldwide network of partners and subsidiaries in Europe, the USA and Asia. Utimaco Safeware AG, with headquarters in Oberursel, near Frankfurt, Germany, is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0007572406). For more information, visit www.utimaco.com.

About Utimaco USA

Based in Foxboro, Mass., Utimaco U.S.A. is a business unit of Utimaco Safeware, AG. The company provides technical, sales and marketing services throughout North America and Canada for Utimaco’s extensive line of platform-independent, mobile, desktop, and network security solutions. North American customers include PriceWaterhouse, and the Canadian Revenue Agency. Utimaco also has technology partnerships with market leaders such as IBM Lenovo, Microsoft, Card Systems, and Siemens. A full list of technology partners as well as reseller partners can be found at http://americas.utimaco.com.

About SafeGuard Family of Products

SafeGuard Shield protects data on end devices and in networks (data at rest)

· SafeGuard Easy: Hard disk encryption and pre-boot authentication
· SafeGuard PDA: Secure authentication and data encryption on PDAs and smartphones
· SafeGuard PrivateDisk: Easy and powerful encryption of files and folders in virtual drives
· SafeGuard LAN Crypt: Group-based and transparent multi-user encryption
· SafeGuard CryptoServer: Hardware Security Module for master key protection and electronic processes

SafeGuard Transit secures data during transmission (data in motion)

· SafeGuard Mail Gateway: Encryption appliance for central e-mail security
· SafeGuard PushMail: E-mail security f0r push mail services
· SafeGuard RemovableMedia: Encryption of removable media
· SafeGuard PrivateCrypto: Security-To-Go protection for all removable media
· SafeGuard SignatureServer: Security solution for generating qualified digital signatures

SafeGuard Process secures data during processing (data in use)

· SafeGuard CryptoServer: Hardware Security Module for master key protection and electronic processes
· SafeGuard Signatur Server: Security solution for generating qualified digital signatures

For more information:

Ingrian Networks
Betty Liang
Tel: 650-261-2488
Email: bliang@ingrian.com

Utimaco Safeware AG
Rieke Boenisch
Tel: +49 (0) 6171-88-1210
Email: riek.boenisch@utimaco.de

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