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For Public Sector use it is vital that the devices are fully protected against these issues with strong encryption and user authentication

Panasonic’s new secure tablet PC’s with Becrypt government approved encryption enables resellers to supply UK government and MOD/Defence Contractor organisations with secure, ruggedized mobile working solutions

London, UK, 11 June 2012 Becrypt, the cyber security solutions specialist, has announced a an innovative security solution, by working closely with Panasonic, to provide secure tablet PCs to the UK public sector. The ultra-secure, fully and semi-rugged Panasonic Toughbook range will enable Panasonic’s partners to take advantage of the demand for tablets in the public sector where the requirement for a ruggedised device is critical, as the government looks to follow the commercial sector in its use of the new, more cost effective form factors. Becrypt and Panasonic are working together to provide government CESG approved encryption that will cover data up to IL3 (RESTRICTED).

Becrypt’s DISK Protect software has been developed for use on Panasonic’s supremely rugged Toughbook tablet family which has the ability to withstand extreme temperatures, dust and wet conditions, as part of the company’s technology solutions portfolio for the public sector. DISK Protect has been developed to provide full disk encryption for tablet PCs that use an on screen keyboard, allowing pre-boot authentication to additional security. To date, Becrypt is the only software able to achieve this without using an external keyboard.
Panasonic will be able to offer public sector users a robust tablet solution suitable for outdoor use and other tough environments, that delivers the productivity and efficiency gains from mobile working, while ensuring secure data.
“Stephen Yeo, Marketing Director of Panasonic System Communications Company Europe said; “The use of tablets in business is increasing and there is pressure for government, MOD and defence contractor organisations to follow suit to support new ways of working. The financial cost and the risk of device theft or data loss can be higher with tablets than with other portable technology because they are very desirable, portable and have easily accessible content.

“For Public Sector use it is vital that the devices are fully protected against these issues with strong encryption and user authentication. Becrypt’s technology addresses the issue of securing the information contained on the device. Our engineering team has worked closely with Becrypt to ensure our joint UK public sector customers get a state of the art tablet security solution off the shelf.””

Bernard Parsons, CEO of Becrypt said, “Becrypt is long established as a provider of flexible secure solutions to ensure that people can work productively and access data securely.
Our experience of working with the government means that our encryption solutions are available for use with all levels of sensitive data. This new partnership will offer new possibilities to provide the public sector with technology solutions.”

Becrypt’s encryption solutions are approved by CESG for use with all levels of government and public sector data, right up to Impact Level 6 (TOP SECRET) and is the only software to be accredited for use at this high level.



About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 7.85 trillion yen (€71.4 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2012. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:PC) stock exchanges.

Panasonic Toughbook and Toughpad mobile computers are sold in Europe by the Computer Product Solutions division, a member of Panasonic System Communications Company Europe. In 2010, Toughbook’s share of the European rugged and durable notebook market was 62.9% (VDC, June 2011) a leadership position that has been held for the last 8 years.

About Becrypt
Becrypt is a leading supplier of innovative Information Assurance solutions and services, providing secure, feature-rich, out-of-the-box products that are government-certified and suitable for all industry sectors. Becrypt is a leading supplier of encryption technology to the UK Government, Ministry of Defence and UK Police.

Becrypt plays a leading role in the Information Assurance industry through membership and participation in various bodies including CIPCOG, DIPCOG and the Crypto Developers Forum.

Through technology and OEM partnerships Becrypt enables third-party solutions with encryption and other data security capabilities.

Becrypt has offices in London, UK; McLean, VA, USA; and Sydney, Australia serving clients worldwide.

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