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For the second consecutive year, DESLock+ achieves a five-star accolade in the coveted SC Magazine Group Encryption Review

Taunton, UK, 18th October 2011 – Data Encryption Systems Limited (DES), the UK-based leader in software copyright protection, data encryption, secure messaging and data storage solutions, today announced that its flagship product, DESlock+ Pro V4 1.12, has received a five-star rating in the world’s leading industry magazine for IT security professionals, SC Magazine’s annual Group Encryption Review, published in the October edition. DESLock+ was awarded for its ease of use, coverage of all types of media, as well as email plug-ins. The reviewer praised DESlock+ for its user-friendliness, features, documentation and support, coming to the verdict that the product was “a great solution.”

To add to this tribute, DESlock+ is also a finalist for the Computing Security ‘Encryption Solution of the Year’ Award, having previously won this highly sought after award in 2010. Winners will be announced on 3rd November 2011 at a prestigious gala awards ceremony taking place at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London. The Computing Security Awards were set up to recognise the solutions and companies that have most impressed those charged with keeping their organisations secure. Following a process of nominations, a short list of finalists has been created in each category. The winners in all categories are determined by nominations and votes cast by the readers of Network Computing and Computing Security.

Commenting on the SC Magazine Review, David Tomlinson, Managing Director for DES said: “We are extremely proud that our encryption product has been recognised for the second year in a row gaining a glowing five-star review. We work closely with our users to constantly enhance our solution with the aim of making our solution as easy to use and cost effective as possible. Not only have we been given a five-star rating by SC Magazine but we have also been short-listed for the ‘Encryption Product of the Year’ Award after winning this award category in 2010. As a small British company, we don’t have the marketing muscle of some of our US competitors which makes these accolades even more impressive.”

DESlock+ helps organisations to protect against all types of data breach by offering simple, yet extremely powerful, encryption of documents, folders, disks and removable storage media, and computer systems. The solution is both Windows 7 compatible and FIPS 140-2 approved, meaning it can be sold into the US Federal Government. The United States Federal Government is required to only purchase cryptographic products which are validated to the FIPS 140-2 standard therefore this is a highly sought after accreditation.

To vote for DESLock+ to win ‘Encryption Solution of the Year’ at the Computing Security Awards 2011 please visit http://www.computingsecurityawards.co.uk/.nIf you would like to read the full review on DESlock+ please visit: http://www.scmagazineus.com/data-encryption-systems-deslock-.... If you are interested in finding out more about DESlock+ please visit www.des.co.uk.

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About Data Encryption Systems (DES)

Since 1985, Data Encryption Systems has been the UK’s most successful manufacturer of software protection dongles, software copyright protection systems, and secure handset reprogramming accessories. Data Encryption Systems markets and supports products used by tens of thousands of businesses worldwide to protect applications, copyrighted materials, medical records, government files and other confidential and personal information. The company’s flagship product, DESlock+, has been awarded SC Magazine’s Best Buy for three successive years.

For further information:

Paula Elliott
C8 Consulting Ltd for Data Encryption Systems Ltd
+44 (0) 118 9001132
Paula@c8consulting.co.uk

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