Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mobile Armor and Panasonic Partner to Provide Comprehensive and Fortified Data Protection

Mobile Armor and Panasonic Partner to Provide Comprehensive and Fortified Data Protection on Rugged Toughbook® Notebooks and Healthcare Devices

Select rugged Toughbook computers available to ship fully integrated with Mobile Armor’s DriveArmor™ data security solution; Panasonic authorized to resell entire Mobile Armor Data Encryption Suite

Secaucus, NJ and St Louis, MO – September 20, 2010 – Panasonic Solutions Company, manufacturer of durable, reliable Panasonic Toughbook® mobile solutions for government and commercial enterprises, and Mobile Armor, Inc., a leader in portable data encryption and mobile device management, today announced the companies have entered into a license and reseller partnership to integrate the Mobile Armor Data Encryption Solution into select Panasonic Toughbook rugged notebooks and mobile clinical assistants (MCA).

Mobile Armor’s DriveArmor is an enterprise-class solution for policy-driven control for managing data security on notebook PCs and desktop computers with FIPS certified 2.5-inch self-encrypting disk drives from Seagate Technology®. DriveArmor delivers centralized management, strong pre-boot authentication and extensive auditing and reporting capabilities for Seagate® Momentus® self-encrypting drives, designed to prevent unauthorized access to data on lost or stolen computers. Seagate Momentus self-encrypting drives and Mobile Armor DriveArmor ships fully integrated and are available today on the Toughbook 31 flagship rugged clamshell, the Toughbook 19 rugged convertible tablet and the Toughbook H1 Health, a mobile clinical assistant device developed for healthcare users.

“In regulated sectors like the federal government, law enforcement, and healthcare, customers often require FIPS 140-2 Level 2 encryption certification,” said Roger Kay, president, Endpoint Technology Associates. “This partnership will deliver integrated multi-layer data protection to Toughbook PC users right out of the Panasonic factory.”

“Customers in classified environments depend on the physical security of Panasonic Toughbook mobile computing devices. Combining our best-in-class rugged computing features, Seagate Momentus self-encrypting hard drives and Mobile Armor DriveArmor award winning management and authentication create a secure computing choice for these mission-critical users,” said Jan Ruderman, vice president, government solutions, Panasonic Solutions Company.

DriveArmor is just one product in Mobile Armor‘s arsenal of fortified data encryption and device management products. Mobile Armor is the only vendor to offer a fully integrated, centrally managed data encryption suite that protects mobile and desktop PCs, smartphones, CD/DVDs, removable media and ships FIPS certified 140-2 level 3 USB encrypted flash drives with embedded anti-virus protection. The Mobile Armor Suite may be delivered on-premise or in a SaaS hosted environment.

Mobile Armor also announced that Panasonic is an Authorized Reseller of the complete Mobile Armor Data Encryption Suite: PolicyServer™, DataArmor™, FileArmor™, KeyArmor™ and DriveArmor™.

“We are excited to create such an all-encompassing partnership with Panasonic, incorporating product development and integration, sales and marketing and technical support,” said Michael Menegay, Mobile Armor’s chief executive officer. “Toughbook customers have come to expect superior computing products from Panasonic and Mobile Armor customers expect the same superior quality for data protection. Jointly we are providing industry-leading hardware and software that is at the forefront of innovation resulting in the most reliable solutions in response to the current security climate and regulatory compliance mandates.”

About Panasonic Solutions Company

Panasonic Solutions Company empowers people whose jobs depend on reliable technology. The company delivers collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for customers in government, healthcare, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises. Products and services within the company’s portfolio include Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computing solutions, projectors, professional displays (including both plasma and LCD), and HD and 3D video acquisition and production solutions. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic is known for the reliability and longevity of its products. Panasonic Solutions Company is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).

Information on Panasonic Solutions Company’s full line of products can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at www.panasonic.com/business-solutions.

About Mobile Armor

Mobile Armor, Inc. is an innovator and a visionary leader in data protection and encryption 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.

About Seagate

Seagate is the worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions. Learn more at http://www.seagate.com. Seagate, Seagate Technology and Momentus are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries.

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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