Press Release

Blockmaster joins SecureWave hardware vendor partnership program



BlockMaster's SafeStick Now Certified for Compatibility with SecureWave's Leading Endpoint Security Technology


Durham, N.C. & Lund, Sweden, Jul. 5, 2006

SecureWave, a worldwide leader in endpoint security, today announced that BlockMaster, a developer of information security solutions for the corporate world, has joined the SecureWave Hardware Vendor Partnership Program, the first certification program for portable storage media that provides hardware manufacturers with the endorsement of the market leader in endpoint security. The partnership certifies the BlockMaster SafeStick® is fully-compatible with SecureWave's Sanctuary® Device Control software.

"BlockMaster is fully aware of the security concerns represented by the proliferation of portable storage media across enterprises in all industries,' said Anders Pettersson, CEO of BlockMaster. "SecureWave's policy-based approach to resolving these issues makes this a logical partnership for BlockMaster. The combination of SecureWave Sanctuary and BlockMaster SafeStick safeguards enterprise security policies, enabling organizations - for the first time - to enforce policy for USB flash drives while maintaining flexibility and productivity."

The SecureWave Hardware Vendor Partnership Program provides a way for BlockMaster to market the enterprise benefits of its solutions while ensuring its commitment to device safety. The devices of all partners in the program are subject to extensive and stringent testing for compatibility and interoperability with Sanctuary Device Control. Once certified, hardware vendors can sell Sanctuary Device Control with their solutions, the combination of which results in a secure, scalable and manageable solution that ensures the utmost integrity and security of devices used throughout the enterprise.

"SecureWave is pleased to welcome innovative vendors like BlockMaster into the Hardware Vendor Partnership Program," said Bertrand Manhe, director of strategic alliances at SecureWave. "Together, BlockMaster SafeStick and SecureWave Sanctuary provide our joint customers a granular, comprehensive solution for managing devices, enforcing corporate policy and protecting proprietary company information."

Information about the SecureWave Hardware Vendor Partnership Program is available online at http://www.lumension.com/lumension-technology-partners.aspx.

Any hardware manufacturer interested in joining the program should visit http://www.lumension.com/Partners.aspx or email partners@lumension.com.


About SecureWave

With SecureWave's Sanctuary®, organizations set and enforce policies for device and application use that overcome tomorrow's security and operational challenges today. More than 1,200 enterprises worldwide in the financial, government, military, manufacturing and healthcare sectors, including CSC/Anglian Water Services, DaimlerChrysler, MTU, Barclays Bank PLC and Norwich Union utilize Sanctuary. SecureWave, recently named a Red Herring Top 100 Innovator, is headquartered in Luxembourg and services its global customer base via offices in the U.K., Washington D.C. and Research Triangle Park, N.C., as well as a network of reseller and service provider partners worldwide. To learn more about SecureWave, please call (703) 788-6760 or visit www.securewave.com.


About BlockMaster

BlockMaster AB is a developer of information security solutions for the corporate world. Leading consultancy firms and banks today use SafeStick® as the personal storage device of choice for their staff. For more information, please visit http://www.blockmaster.se.
 




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