Mobile Armor is Awarded the Highest FIPS 140-2 Validation for Security Software

April 17, 2009

Mobile Armor releases ground breaking cross platform validated Cryptographic Module for Data at Rest Encryption and Data Leakage Prevention

ST. LOUIS, April 17 /PRNewswire/ — Mobile Armor, Inc., the leader in mobile data protection for the U.S. Government and recipient of the largest single award for Data at Rest Encryption, today announces an update to its Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation. Mobile Armor’s Cryptographic Module v3.5 has been validated at FIPS 140-2 Level 2 through the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP).

The CMVP is a cooperative partnership between the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) of the Canadian government to ensure that sensitive information remains secure. The FIPS 140-2 validation assures that military, government agencies and commercial organizations are acquiring products that meet or exceed the stringent objectives set for securing confidential and sensitive data.

“Encryption of data on laptops, smartphones, USB keys and hard drives, where information is the most vulnerable, is essential to any organization’s data protection plan,” said Chand Vyas, Chairman and CEO at Mobile Armor. “Our Enterprise Mobile Data Security Platform continues to provide leading edge data security solutions for the Government, Healthcare, Financial Services, Education and any other type of organization or agency that handles sensitive data.”

This Mobile Armor release is a cross platform validated Cryptographic Module for Data at Rest Encryption and Data Leakage Prevention validated at Level 2 under the FIPS 140-2 certification. This specific validation is unique in its functionality of protecting cross platform clients and securing the Mobile Armor unified management platform, PolicyServer, with the same Level 2 module.

“The Mobile Armor Cryptographic Module v3.5 is a snap-in update to the existing Mobile Armor Data Protection Suite. With this modular ability, Mobile Armor is able to provide FIPS 140-2 Level 2 security across all of the Enterprise Mobile Data Security Platform,” Vyas added.

“Mobile Armor provides the highest level of cryptographic validations available in the Data at Rest protection market. Our comprehensive security management console is not only the most extensive in the market, supporting both hardware and software, but it also has the broadest support of client platforms including: Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Mobile, Linux, and Mac OS X. This new FIPS validation further reinforces Mobile Armor as the leading provider of mobile data protection,” said Mobile Armor CTO, Bryan Glancey.

About Mobile Armor

Mobile Armor is an innovator and a visionary leader in data protection technology, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Mobile Armor is an American company that provides domestically developed trusted data security solutions to commercial and government organizations. Notable customers include the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, civilian agencies and customers in healthcare and financial services verticals. Mobile Armor offers a solution that provides centralized management of all mobile devices, including desktops, laptops, PDAs, smartphones, and removable drives (including thumb drives). The company is a recipient of the coveted DoD Data at Rest Tiger Team award for its data encryption products. Mobile Armor technology is certified to meet the standards and guidelines for security set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Additional information regarding Mobile Armor can be found at www.mobilearmor.com.

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