Northern Trust rolls out Pointsec security system

Source: Pointsec Mobile Technologies

Pointsec Mobile Technologies, the global leader and the provider of the de facto standard for enterprise security software for laptop and desktop PCs, PDAs and smartphones, today announced that Northern Trust Corporation has selected its endpoint encryption solutions to protect its customers' data and comply with certain regulatory standards.

Pointsec for PC will be used to secure information stored on all of Northern Trust's desktop and laptop computers.

"The protection of customer data is a top priority for Northern Trust, and we simply will not risk exposing our customers' confidential data through lost or stolen equipment," said Shirley Sains, Senior Vice President, Distributed Computing Services, Northern Trust. "Using Pointsec's encryption solutions across all of our desktop and laptop computers provides an additional level of protection for our customer data, and helps us meet our regulatory and privacy requirements."

After a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation of other data encryption providers, Northern Trust determined that Pointsec was the solution of choice because of its BITS certification, ease-of-use and extensive platform support. Northern Trust was also impressed with the lower total cost of ownership that they can achieve with Pointsec's solutions. The order was delivered by Pointsec in the third quarter of 2005.

Added Sains, "Pointsec was clearly the best choice to lock down our entire system of PCs and laptops. It is the only endpoint encryption solution that has earned the BITS Tested Mark, an important certification that demonstrates that Pointsec meets the unique needs of the financial services industry."

"Leading organizations like Northern Trust realize the critical threat that is posed to its customers' confidential information by lost, stolen or discarded computers," said Peter Larsson, CEO of Pointsec Mobile Technologies. "By employing full disk encryption on all of its endpoint equipment, Northern Trust can be assured that its data is protected, even if its computers fall into the wrong hands. We are thrilled that we were selected to play such an important role in Northern Trust's security program and we look forward to working with them."

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