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CREDANT Integrates Its Industry-Leading Endpoint Data Encryption Solution with Symantec’s Altiris Endpoint Management Platform

Industry-first integration of endpoint data encryption with popular endpoint management platform helps global enterprises prevent data breaches

London – April 14, 2008CREDANT Technologies, the market leader in endpoint data encryption solutions, today announced the integration of its CREDANT Mobile Guardian solution with Symantec’s Altiris endpoint management platform. For the first time ever, IT administrators can use the Altiris management console to encrypt, audit, and protect the data residing on enterprise endpoints. The integration of CREDANT encryption with Symantec endpoint management solutions allows IT administrators to seamlessly deploy and manage data protection and encryption enterprise-wide, to establish and change encryption policies, and to generate end user reports directly from the Altiris management console.

This partnership between CREDANT and Symantec and the integration of CREDANT encryption with the Altiris management console addresses the growing business imperative to protect sensitive data residing on PCs, laptops, removable media and smartphones. Additionally, it further simplifies the control of critical data by providing management and security within a single environment. CREDANT engineered its endpoint data security solution to “protect what matters” while ensuring that the security does not interfere with operational processes and is totally transparent to the end user.

The integration will also enable companies to quickly locate unprotected corporate notebook computers and automate the deployment and provisioning of encryption through a single management console. This helps protect vulnerable endpoints, safely encrypts lost or stolen data, and secures enterprise desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, and removable media, from emerging threats, both external and internal.

“The need for enterprises to more easily secure corporate and customer data is front and center for companies today, and new regulations demand wide scale and auditable compliance,” said Bob Heard, CEO of CREDANT Technologies. “Now that CREDANT Mobile Guardian is integrated with Symantec’s Altiris endpoint management platform, customers can easily manage endpoint encryption without deploying yet another management console,” he added. “This solution fits the needs of large, dispersed enterprises, whose IT administrators can rely on Altiris technology to help automate the deployment of data protection to thousands of desktops and notebook computers without changing patch management, application deployment, or any other element of their endpoint management process.”

CREDANT leveraged the Altiris Developer Program and the open Altiris architecture to develop this integration. Symantec’s Altiris solutions offer IT lifecycle automation solutions designed to help IT organizations manage, secure and support IT assets while promoting confidence in IT service delivery. Symantec solutions help reduce enterprise costs of owning, operating, securing and supporting technology by automating management tasks.

About CREDANT Technologies

CREDANT Technologies is the market leader in endpoint data protection solutions that are critical components of an endpoint protection platform. CREDANT’s data security solutions mitigate risk, preserve customer brand and reduce the cost of compliance, enabling business to “protect what matters.” CREDANT Mobile Guardian is the only centrally managed endpoint data protection solution providing strong authentication, intelligent encryption, usage controls, and key management that guarantees data recovery. By aligning security to the type of user, device and location, CREDANT ensures the audit and enforcement of security policies across all computing endpoints. Strategic partners and customers include leaders in finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology, and services. CREDANT was recognized by INC magazine as the #1 fastest growing security software company and #15 overall in 2007; was selected by Red Herring as one of the top 100 privately held companies and top 100 Innovators for 2004; and was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2005. Austin Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Crescendo Ventures, Intel Capital, and Cisco Systems are investors in CREDANT Technologies. For more information, visit