Data Encryption Systems Wins ‘Encryption Solution of the Year’ at Computing Security Awards 2010

· DESlock+ nominated and voted for by the readers of Network Computing and Computing Security

Taunton, UK, 18th November 2010 – Data Encryption Systems Limited (DES), the UK-based leader in software copyright protection, data encryption, secure messaging and data storage solutions, today announced that its flagship product, DESlock+, was named ‘Encryption Solution of the Year’ at the Computing Security Awards 2010.

The presentation for the inaugural Computing Security Awards took place on 4th November. In total 23 awards were presented at the Hotel Russell in London's Russell Square. The winners in 20 of these categories were determined by nominations and votes cast by the readers of Network Computing and Computing Security. DESlock+ was nominated and selected for this prestigious award against stiff competition.  Other products in this particular award category included:

DES ​DESlock + ​​​ WINNER

Becrypt ​ Disk Protect ​​​ RUNNER UP

Check Point ​Pointsec Mobile Encryption
CipherOptics ​ CipherOptics ESG100
Cryptosoft ​ Enterprise Server for PGP
PGP ​ Whole Disk Encryption
Sophos ​ SafeGuard Private Disk
Winmagic ​ Securedoc

Commenting on the win, David Tomlinson, Managing Director, DES said: “We are extremely proud that our encryption product has been recognised at the Computing Security Awards.  Our strong ability to innovate, even in today’s tough climate has enabled us to stand head and shoulders above the competition and winning ‘Encryption Solution of the Year’ is a fantastic accolade that verifies our market-leading position in the data encryption market.

DESlock+ helps organisations to protect against all types of data breach by offering simple, yet extremely powerful, encryption of documents, folders, disks and removable storage media, and computer systems.  The solution is both Windows 7 compatible and FIPS 140-2 approved.  The United States Federal Government is required to only purchase cryptographic products which are validated to the FIPS 140-2 standard therefore this is a highly sought after accreditation.

David Bonner, Event Manager for the Computing Security Awards 2010 said: “I am delighted to see a British company coming out on top against some pretty heavyweight US software vendors.  Britain has talent and DES demonstrates the power of innovation through DESlock+.”

Nominations first opened at the end of June. In total, more than 5000 individuals cast votes making this one of the biggest surveys relating to security solutions ever carried out in the UK.  The organisers were delighted with the level of participation from readers and extremely impressed by all the winners.   

This accolade comes hot on the heels of a glowing five-star review on DESlock+ which appeared in the October edition of SC Magazine. The magazine awarded DESlock+ a five star review and in particular the product was recognised for its ease of use, features, documentation and support with the all around verdict pronouncing DESlock+ as a solid product.

To see the full list of Winners and Runners-up for the Computing Security Awards 2010 please visit  If you would like to read the full review on DESlock+ please visit:  If you are interested in finding out more about DESlock+ please visit

Since 1985, Data Encryption Systems has been the UK’s most successful manufacturer of software protection dongles, software copyright protection systems, and secure handset reprogramming accessories. Data Encryption Systems markets and supports products used by tens of thousands of businesses worldwide to protect applications, copyrighted materials, medical records, government files and other confidential and personal information. The company’s flagship product, DESlock+, has been awarded SC Magazine’s Best Buy for three successive years.

Source: C8 Consulting Ltd

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