PGP Corporation recently announced that the number of PGP Universal corporate customers has risen above 50 worldwide; these together have purchased licenses for more than 50,000 internal email users in the first 6 months of availability.
"We are pleased with the rate at which customers are moving to the new PGP Universal architecture," said Phillip Dunkelberger, president and CEO, PGP Corporation. "The level of interest from existing and new customers reflects a wide-scale need for automatic, network-based secure messaging. We expect the installed base to continue to grow rapidly as trials move to full-scale deployments and we add large new customers."
Customers have deployed PGP Universal to help meet regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, and HIPAA as well as email security best-practice expectations plus secure-email mandates from partners and vendors. PGP Universal customers represent a broad cross-section of industries worldwide, including aerospace, financial services, manufacturing, health care, insurance, legal services and law firms, and telecommunications.
"A secure messaging solution isn't just very important--it's required in an enterprise environment," says Chris Cross, director of security for Paymentech, a large financial services firm based in Dallas, Texas. "What we've learned is there aren't a lot of products available that have the industry acceptance of PGP security solutions."
PGP Corporation continues its history of providing desktop solutions for secure messaging with the PGP Desktop product line for workgroups, corporate users, and individuals. The company continues to expand the capabilities and installations of PGP Desktop products around the world. PGP Universal, an enterprise-level, server-based solution to automate secure messaging for large and small enterprises, is rapidly growing the company's overall business.
Keld Viftrup Andersen, security designer at H. Lundbeck A/S, a multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Europe, confirms the importance of securing electronic communications. "As email becomes the accepted way to share information in the pharmaceutical industry, secure messaging becomes an important requirement. It costs an average of $150 million to develop a new drug. With PGP Universal, we know our communication of research and patient data is secure."
PGP Universal supports the PGP and S/MIME (X.509) formats, LDAP interoperability, and interoperates with MAPI and Lotus Notes environments. PGP Corporation recently announced the integration of Symantec's AntiVirus Scan Engine within PGP Universal, combining enterprise secure messaging and virus-scanning capabilities via a single PGP Universal administrative console. In addition, the company has also announced support for BlackBerry devices and interoperability with the Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
PGP Corporation (now part of Symantec) develops secure messaging and information storage solutions to protect confidential, sensitive, and proprietary information.