Pointsec signs global contract with ABB

Pointsec Mobile Technologies, a global leader and the provider of the de facto standard for enterprise security software for laptop and desktop PCs, PDAs and smartphones, today announced a global contract with ABB, a world leader in power and automation technologies. As a result, Pointsec's security solution for PDAs and smartphones becomes a corporate standard for mobile data protection, available to ABB units worldwide.

Following an evaluation of data protection solutions, ABB has selected Pointsec for its enterprise mobile data protection standard. The decision was made based on Pointsec's extensive platform support, providing data protection for all of ABB's strategic platforms for PDAs and smartphones.

"We have closely analyzed several available offerings to find and implement a coherent and wide-ranging mobile data protection solution that supports all of our operational systems platforms," said ke Johansson, ABB Group Senior IS Architect. "Our conclusion was that Pointsec offers the best solution to our current needs, while we are also confident that their tools will be enhanced, as our systems environment evolves over time."

Pointsec is a global leader in providing comprehensive access control and encryption solutions for laptop and desktop PCs, PDAs and smartphones, supporting all major operating systems.

"As a preferred supplier to ABB, we have a key customer with strict demands and high expectations that we provide both cutting-edge technology and a robust, experienced support framework," said Peter Larsson, CEO, Pointsec Mobile Technologies. "ABB's selection of Pointsec confirms our strategy to address the needs of global organizations with large mobile workgroups, which has become a competitive advantage for us."

The corporate contract signed by ABB and Pointsec specifies fixed terms and conditions for orders and shipments based on an implementation plan that spans several years. The contract is one of the first global agreements for data protection solutions that specifically covers PDAs and smartphones, indicating that the market for handheld mobile computing devices is now maturing.

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