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Industry First: BitArmor Launches New Managed Encryption Software Service
Nov 18, 2009 (01:11 PM EST)


PITTSBURGH, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- HASH(0x2a9bc749f0) HASH(0x2a9bc6a500) HASH(0x2a9bc69b50) HASH(0x2a9bc6abd0) , a leading provider of information-centric , today announced the availability of BitArmor DataControl 4.0, which includes delivery of encryption software as a managed service. The new service is the industry's first integrated USB, e-mail and full solution delivered from the cloud. is well suited for mid-market businesses, saving them time, money and deployment headaches while providing military-grade encryption to prevent data breaches and comply with state and federal data privacy regulations.

"A significant number of PCs and media devices carrying business-critical data aren't properly encrypted, and this state of affairs is certain to cause disasters for enterprises," said John Girard, VP and distinguished analyst in Gartner's Info Security and Privacy Research Center. "Statistical odds suggest that this will happen to virtually every organization, whether small, midsize or large."

Unlike large corporations, mid-market businesses do not always have the budget, IT resources or infrastructure in place to protect their data with enterprise-class security strategies and technologies. Through BitArmor's SaaS (Security as a Service) delivery model, all customers can benefit from the advantage of commercial-grade, enterprise-class encryption and affordable data security.

"A.I.M. Mutual is committed to setting the standard in service excellence for our customers, which includes being on the forefront of addressing key data protection issues like the new Massachusetts's Privacy Law," said Ray Pata, Manager Systems and Programming of A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies, one of the top providers of workers compensation in Massachusetts and an "A" rated financial institution by AM Best Company. "BitArmor Managed Encryption is a great security model as it provides very strong but highly affordable encryption so A.I.M. Mutual can continue to protect our key assets in a fiscally responsible manner."

"Our customers operating in a wide range of highly regulated industries need encryption as part of their overall defense strategy, but mid-sized companies don't always have the resources needed to manage an enterprise deployment," said Carl Kunzmann, Managing Partner of Wulf Consulting, an IT provider that specializes in managed solutions for mid-market businesses and is now offering BitArmor Managed Encryption to its clients. "A great example is Ursuline Senior Services, subcontractor to Pennsylvania's Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging, which will use BitArmor Managed Encryption to provide an additional level of security and assurance that the confidential healthcare and financial data of the 5,000+ senior citizens it serves will not be compromised."

As the inventor of patented Smart Tag(TM) technology, a revolutionary approach to data encryption that protects data wherever it goes, HASH(0x2a9bc67f20) BitArmor is recognized for its ability to deliver strategic solutions for the industry's most pressing data protection problems, including the .

BitArmor Managed Encryption's latest enhancements solve the unique data protection challenges of the small to medium enterprise market by providing military-grade encryption for laptops, USB devices and email attachments, in a simple-to-manage and affordable subscription-based SaaS model. This is in stark contrast to data encryption solutions offered by many vendors that are cost-prohibitive for smaller businesses because they require investments in disparate technologies, expert IT security resources, and dedicated servers.

New SaaS features with BitArmor Managed Encryption include:

"Today's businesses are faced with the seemingly impossible task of meeting data security requirements while managing IT costs," said BitArmor CEO Patrick McGregor. "BitArmor continues to deliver the necessary innovations, like SaaS-based encryption, so that all companies can afford to protect their critical data without sacrificing business growth. BitArmor provides consistent value even as regulations and impending risk threats evolve."

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BitArmor offers breakthrough data protection software that protects data wherever it goes. Because it combines persistent file encryption with full disk encryption, BitArmor gives customers a single integrated solution for protecting data at all of its most vulnerable points, like on laptops, on USB drives, in e-mail attachments. BitArmor software helps customers precisely control access to sensitive data so they can achieve regulatory compliance, reduce the liability of publicly disclosing data breaches, and protect valuable intellectual property that is shared inside and outside of their enterprise. Leaders in the Healthcare, Retail, Education, and Legal industries -- among others -- have chosen BitArmor's easy-to-manage, cost-effective data protection.

CONTACT: Lorraine Kauffman-Hall PR for BitArmor 704-882-0443 lhall@attainmarketing.com Melissa Forsyth 412-880-5113 (direct) mforsyth@bitarmor.com

CONTACT: Lorraine Kauffman-Hall, PR for BitArmor, +1-704-882-0443, lhall@attainmarketing.com, or Melissa Forsyth of BitArmor, +1-412-880-5113(direct),

Web site: http://www.bitarmor.com/