Pointsec opens Greater China headquarters in Hong Kong to support increased need for mobile security
Company gears up to support growing business in Asia Pacific and spearhead a major push into Greater China
Hong Kong – November 28, 2006 - Pointsec Mobile Technologies, a global leader in mobile enterprise security, today announced that it has established its Greater China headquarters in Hong Kong. The new office will support Pointsec's growing business in the region and spearhead a major push into Greater China.
"With more and more people working on the move using a wide range of mobile computing devices, data security is now very high on the agenda," said David Ip, Regional Director Greater China, Pointsec Mobile Technologies. "Enterprises in this part of the world have highly mobile workforces and they are increasingly concerned about protecting their sensitive information. By basing our new headquarters in Hong Kong, which has one of the most mature telecommunications infrastructures in the world, we will be well placed to respond to the business opportunities in the rapidly developing Greater China marketplace."
Pointsec offers the broadest range of encryption coverage in the industry with support for Windows-based laptops and desktops, Linux-based systems, removable storage media such as USB sticks and CDs, and popular wireless handhelds on the Microsoft, Symbian and Palm operating systems.
The company's products include Pointsec for PC, data security software for client PCs; Pointsec Media Encryption, data security software for removable media; and Pointsec for Pocket PC, for use with Pocket PCs.
"I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to Pointsec - the latest in an impressive list of approximately 130 Swedish companies to establish their operations in Hong Kong," said Boel Evander, Consul-General of Sweden. "Sweden has an excellent pedigree when it comes to information technology and telecommunications which has spawned many highly creative companies. In fact, it was Swedish engineer and inventor, Håkan Lans who invented the STDMA datalink and the graphic processor for colour computer graphics among many other milestones in these industries. It is very rewarding to see Pointsec taking Sweden's excellent heritage into Asia with its mobile security solutions."
The most widely and fastest deployed data protection solution, Pointsec offers more and higher industry certifications and wider platform support than any competitive solution. For example, the company is the only commercial provider of encryption solutions for mobile devices to be certified under the Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL4) of the Common Criteria classification, the highest commercial criteria. In addition, Pointsec has received FIPS 140-2 certification, a standard used by the US government.
The Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong, John Rutherford, warmly welcomed the establishment of Pointsec's Greater China headquarters in Hong Kong.
"Per capita, Hong Kong is one of the world's largest users of mobile equipment and we are at the cutting edge in the adoption of latest technologies for that industry," he said. "It is important however that security levels match the pace of new technology advances and this is where Pointsec is positioned to support the industry. We wish the company every success in Hong Kong and the region."
Established in 1988, Pointsec Mobile Technologies has operations in Australia, Japan, Europe, the US and the Middle East. Pointsec has a strong client base that includes many of the world's largest organisations including the US Department of Justice, US Department of Defence, US Drug Enforcement Agency, Cap Gemini, the three largest global accountancy firms, TeliaSonera and Ericsson. The company also has partnerships with major industry players including Nokia, Entrust and Symbian.
Pointsec is the worldwide de facto standard for mobile device security - with the most customers deployed, highest level of certification and more complete device coverage than any other company. Pointsec delivers a trusted solution for automatic data encryption that guarantees proven protection at the most vulnerable point where sensitive enterprise data is stored - on mobile devices. By securing sensitive information stored on laptops, PDAs, smartphones, and removable media, enterprises and government organisations can protect and enhance their image, minimise risk, shield confidential data, guard information assets, and strengthen public and shareholder confidence. Pointsec's customers include blue chip companies and government organisations around the world. Founded in 1988, Pointsec Mobile Technologies AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Protect Data AB, publicly traded (PROT) on the Stockholm stock exchange. The company has operations in 14 countries, and is represented through partners on all continents. Pointsec can be found on the web at: www.pointsec.com.