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Utimaco and Guidance Software Team Up on Forensic Investigations of Encrypted Data

  • 18 July, 2007 16:03

<p>Guidance Software’s EnCase® digital investigative platform and Utimaco SafeGuard® security solutions now work together seamlessly, providing EnCase users with access to Utimaco-encrypted devices. This allows law enforcement agencies, corporations and government organisations to conduct effective investigations while maintaining the security and forensic integrity of their digital data.</p>
<p>COMPUTERLINKS, a leading global distributor of IT security solutions, distributes Utimaco products in Australia.</p>
<p>“Organisations must continue to protect their sensitive data from unauthorised access,” stated Jackie, Groves, Managing Director, Utimaco Safeware Ltd.</p>
<p>Seamus E. Byrne, Director Forensic Technology, Vincents Chartered Accountants said, “With ever-increasing obligations on Australian organisations to protect information within their control, data security measures such as encryption must be considered mandatory. Unfortunately, to date – the implementation of full-disk encryption on a computer has often sacrificed the opportunity to efficiently collect forensically sound (or acceptable) electronic evidence where the computer may form part of legal proceedings, an internal or regulatory investigation. In this regard, the joint Utimaco and Guidance Software solution is a major step forward.”</p>
<p>“Since computer forensics has become a staple in criminal and regulatory compliance investigations, organisations require solutions that meet best practices for protecting data while enabling digital investigations of any kind. Through its partnership with Guidance, Utimaco now delivers the leading solution to provide device and data access to aid in investigations. It enables the encryption of an organisation’s sensitive data, but without inhibiting digital investigations related to such areas as employee fraud, incident response and eDiscovery,” said Matthew Hales, Managing Director of COMPUTERLINKS in Australia.</p>
<p>This integrated solution enables access to data encrypted with Utimaco’s SafeGuard solution, while ensuring the security and privacy of SafeGuard customer data and the forensic integrity of the evidence. The joint Utimaco and Guidance solution can only be used with the availability of user or administrator credentials and is available immediately for Utimaco SafeGuard and EnCase customers.</p>
<p><b>About Utimaco – The Data Security Company</b></p>
<p>Utimaco is the leading provider of data security solutions. The Data Security Company enables mid- to large-size organisations to safeguard their data assets against attacks and to comply with privacy laws by protecting their confidentiality and integrity. In response to twenty-first century threats, Utimaco’s complete range of data security solutions provide full 360 degree data protection – unlike point solutions which only partially cover the data security needs of enterprises.</p>
<p>Only SafeGuard solutions protect and manage data during storage (data at rest), during transmission (data in motion) and during processing (data in use). Utimaco offers its customers comprehensive on site support via a worldwide network of certified partners and subsidiaries in Europe, the USA and Asia. Utimaco Safeware AG, with headquarters in Oberursel, near Frankfurt, Germany, is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0007572406).</p>
<p><b>About COMPUTERLINKS</b></p>
<p>COMPUTERLINKS is a full-service distributor of data security and authentication solutions, providing Australian channel partners with reliable, supported solutions from world-leading hardware and software manufacturers. The company provides a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio, backed by an extensive range of professional services, to ensure channel partners deliver the right solutions to their customers. COMPUTERLINKS delivers profitable growth to partners and competitive advantage to their customers by providing a full-service package of technical, sales and marketing support, practical training and efficient logistics. For more information, please visit <a href="www.computerlinks.com.au">www.computerlinks.com.au</a></p>
<p><b>For more information please contact:</b></p>
<p>Jessie Jin<br/>
Kinetics PR<br/>
Tel: (02) 9212-3848<br/>
E-mail: Jessie@kinetics.com.au<br/></p>

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