PRESS RELEASE Pointsec signs partnership agreement for Gulf market with Paramount Computer Systems STOCKHOLM, Sweden, November 29, 2005 – Pointsec Mobile Technologies, the global leader and the provider of the de facto standard for enterprise security software for laptop and desk- top PCs, PDAs and smartphones, today announced a partnership agreement with Paramount Computer Systems, a leading IT security company with presence in five regional markets in the Middle East. The reseller agreement signed by the companies enables Paramount to offer Pointsec’s entire range of security solutions, complementing its extensive offering of professional security solutions. Working from the company’s offices in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, Paramount is a dedicated IT security company with customers across the Middle East region. “Our customers are increasingly requiring strong data protection to address key mobile device security and corporate governance issues, and adding Pointsec’s solutions to our portfolio will greatly contribute to our abilities to fulfill these growing needs,” said Mr. Premchand Kurup, CEO of Paramount . “We believe Pointsec combines a superior product offering with the most dependable solution for client data protection, and this will certainly be a welcome addition for many of our customers.” Pointsec provides comprehensive authentication and encryption solutions for laptops, desktops, PDAs and smartphones, supporting all common operating systems. Pointsec’s encryption software ensures that all or selected parts of a hard drive’s data can be encrypted in real time and can only be accessed by an authenticated user. Pointsec is the worldwide de facto standard for mobile device security – with the most customers deployed, highest level of security certification, and an unmatched device support that includes laptops, PDAs, smartphones, and removable media. Pointsec’s solution provides protection for all stored data, automatically and transparent to the user. It is centrally managed, so that security policy changes can be effected without user intervention. “We are excited to add Paramount as a Pointsec reseller in the Middle East,” said Sascha Beyer, Managing Director, Pointsec Middle East & India. “Paramount has the expertise, customer base and the dedication to the IT security market that characterizes a successful Pointsec business partner.” For further information please contact: Sascha Beyer, Managing Director, Pointsec Middle East and India tel: +971 4 367 2194 or +971 50 975 23 77, e-mail: email@example.com Robert Egner, Vice President of Global Marketing, Pointsec tel: +1 708-479-3040/ +1 708-822-3045 , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org About Paramount Founded in 1992 and transformed in 1999, Paramount is the leading regional provider of products and services for securing the Information Assets of Enterprises. From the development of a security policy through to the delivery of complete end-to-end solutions that encompass perimeter security, antivirus/anti spam, authentication, intrusion detection/prevention and threat management, Paramount helps organizations in the Arabian Gulf Region, understand and manage the risks in their IT environment. More information available at: www.pcsgulf.com About Pointsec Pointsec is the worldwide de facto standard for mobile device security - with the most customers deployed, highest level of certification, and more complete device coverage than any other company. Pointsec delivers a trusted solution for automatic data encryption that guarantees proven protection at the most vulnerable point where sensitive enterprise data is stored - on mobile devices. By securing sensitive information stored on laptops, PDAs, smartphones, and removable media, enterprises and government organizations can protect and enhance their image, minimize risk, shield confidential data, guard information assets, and strengthen public and shareholder confidence. Pointsec's customers include blue chip companies and government organizations around the world. Founded in 1988, Pointsec Mobile Technologies AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Protect Data AB, publicly traded (PROT) on the Stockholm stock exchange. The company has four U.S. offices and 11 EMEA offices. Pointsec can be found on the web at www.pointsec.com.
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