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InfoWatch Launches Data Leakage Protection Products into the UK

Russia’s leading DLP provider to protect UK organisations from internal threats to critical information

Moscow, Russia (8th April 2009) – InfoWatch announced today that it is launching into the UK at Infosecurity Europe making its innovative data leakage products available in the country for the first time. Having already achieved 70% penetration of its home market in Russia and having seen considerable success in other European countries, InfoWatch is now set to establish itself as the UK’s market leader in protecting an organisation’s data from internal threats.

InfoWatch Traffic Monitor and InfoWatch CryptoStorage are designed to provide enterprises with comprehensive protection from accidental and intentional data leakage. A study of globally reported data leakage incidents in 2008 shows that although the split between accidental and deliberate data loss remains fairly evenly at 42.1% and 45.5% respectively, it is businesses, not government organisations, that are the biggest losers, accounting for 55.8% of reported incidents.

“Most companies today protect their network against a myriad of cyber attacks, but businesses often neglect one of their biggest risks – the threat from within,” comments Natalya Kaspersky, CEO of InfoWatch. “Whether it is from sabotage, industrial espionage or careless actions by employees, data leakage is an expense organisations cannot afford, either financially or in terms of their reputation. Many businesses are becoming aware of this critical gap in their defences, and with organisations from heavily regulated industries already as customers, we know we have a lot to offer the UK market.”

InfoWatch Traffic Monitor is a monitoring and audit system capable of detecting and preventing transmission of confidential data leaving the corporate network. All protected data transmitted by a user via email or the internet, as well as other operations carried out directly on the workstation such as printing or copying to mass storage devices, are monitored. Logs are stored in an archive that can be used for retrospective analysis when investigating security incidents.

InfoWatch CryptoStorage provides centralised cryptographic protection of confidential data within a single corporate information system. It prevents unauthorised access to data stored and processed inside the corporate intranet including system and boot volumes, in addition to protecting information on laptops and mass storage devices such as memory cards for mobile devices. Protected data can be accessed using one of three methods: a password, a private key or a public key.

InfoWatch will be exhibiting at Infosecurity Europe, Earls Court, 28-30 April 2009 stand D42. Natalya Kaspersky will also be speaking at 12pm 29th April in the Business Strategy Seminars about protecting confidential data during the current financial crisis.

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About InfoWatch

For over 7 years InfoWatch has developed information security systems that protect an organisation’s business critical data from malicious and accidental leaks. It currently has 70% share of the Russian DLP (data leakage protection) market and is expanding into the European market. InfoWatch’s products minimise the risks of data leaks, data destruction, sabotage, industrial espionage and other accidental or unauthorized activities of employees regarding the distribution and dissemination of corporate information. www.infowatch.com

PR Contact:

Sara Claridge
Marylebone Media Relations
sara@marylebone.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 8133 5572
+44 (0) 7968 626838 (mobile)

InfoWatch Contact:

Olga Gorshkova, PR Manager
Olga.Gorshkova@infowatch.com
+7 (495) 22 900 22 x 117