Security for Speech and Data Encryption on Smart Phones and PDAs Arrives

FOXBORO, Mass.-- Utimaco - The Data Security Company and GSMK, the mobile voice security company are launching the first PDA and smart phone security solution capable of simultaneously encrypting both voice and data. GSMK is integrating the data encryption and authentication software, SafeGuard PDA, together with the CryptoPhone Security Profile Manager directly into the PDA firmware. This will allow SafeGuard PDA to withstand a hard reset of the device. The integration guarantees companies, organizations and authorities that SafeGuard PDA will protect sensitive data stored on mobile devices without fear of misuse. It also ensures that confidential phone calls via a GSMK CryptoPhone are tap proof. This security solution combined with the optimized and secure Windows Mobile operating system is available immediately from GSMK.

Utimaco has announced the release of SafeGuard PDA Version 4.11. SafeGuard PDA Version 4.11 supports a Japanese user interface and is compatible with Asian devices. Enhanced blocking mechanisms now actively prevent the unauthorized use of memory cards or autorun as well as Bluetooth, infrared and WiFi network interfaces. These mechanisms ensure that data cannot be imported and exported through these channels without proper authentication and prevents malicious software from reaching the device. New policy settings help the user set country-specific emergency numbers and implement software updates. Proven features like the strong and transparent encryption of all PIM files, such as calendar entries, contacts or emails, guarantee the compatibility of SafeGuard PDA with push mail systems.

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