Best mobile device security solution


Winner: Check Point Software Technologies for Check Point Media Encryption

Recent proliferation of USB ports and CD/DVD writers on laptops and PCs has dramatically increased the occurrence of data leak events within enterprises. USB flash drives, iPods, Bluetooth devices and removable media allow users to extract data in an instant – making all enterprise computers vulnerable. The ability to copy or move sensitive data onto these personal devices undetected places your organization at serious risk of untraceable data leaks. Check Point Media Encryption prevents unauthorized copying of sensitive data by combining port and device management, content filtering and centralized auditing with robust media encryption. Based on market-leading Pointsec technologies, Check Point Media Encryption plugs potential leak points and logs data movement to and from any plug-and-play devices, providing comprehensive control of security policies.

The tool differs from competitors in scalability, deployment and manageability. Media Encryption and Port Protection can scale easily to any size organization, whether it's 100 seats or over 10,000, with fewer hardware requirements than many of its competitors. Additionally, Media Encryption and Port Protection can be managed centrally from a single console, reducing overhead costs. Media Encryption and Port Protection also integrates with other security vendors' architectures, including NAC environments.

Copying data to mobile devices is not the problem – losing them is. Because they are much smaller than laptops or PDAs, they are easier to lose in hotels, taxis, airplanes, restaurants and other locations frequented by business travelers. In 2006, for example, a former contractor at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, pled guilty to copying confidential documents onto a USB thumb drive and taking it home. As mobile users rely on these tools more frequently, these problems will only increase. By combining strong encryption with access control, Media Encryption and Port Protection offers businesses the highest level of data security.

Finalists 2009
  • Check Point Software Technologies for Check Point Media Encryption and Port Protection
  • CREDANT Technologies for CREDANT Mobile Guardian
  • GuardianEdge for GuardianEdge Data Protection Platform
  • IronKey for IronKey Enterprise with Silver Bullet Service
  • PGP Corporation for PGP Whole Disk Encryption 9.9
  • Utimaco Safeware for SafeGuard Enterprise 5.3

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