CREDANT Launches Endpoint Data Leakage Prevention Solution to Protect Government Data from Cyber Attacks

Jan. 6, 2009

CREDANT Protector Prevents Malicious Code Attacks, Enables Control of Data Portson DoD and Civilian Networks

DALLAS , Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CREDANT Technologies(R), the market leader in endpoint data protection solutions, announced today the launch of CREDANT Protector, its endpoint data leakage prevention solution that offers government agencies comprehensive device and wireless port control, as well as extensive optical media (CD/DVD) encryption capabilities. CREDANT Protector provides government agencies with an unprecedented level of protection for their sensitive data, allowing authorized government employees to utilize removable media to further the agency mission while eliminating the risk that sensitive data may be lost, stolen, or corrupted.

"Sensitive government data is a precious asset that must be protected," said Pete Morrison , Vice President, North America Sales for CREDANT. "The recent malicious code attack to the Department of Defense's (DoD) network using USB drives demonstrates that removable media can increase the vulnerability of sensitive government data. At the same time, removable media also enhances the government's ability to share information - an essential tool in protecting the homeland, supporting the warfighter, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of government. The CREDANT Protector solution helps the government meet these mission-critical needs, allowing Information Technology (IT) administrators, rather than individual users, to control data ports."

CREDANT Protector provides the functionality to disable AutoRun/AutoPlay features for removable media suggested by the recent United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) activity notice, Malicious Code Spreading Through USB Flash Drive Devices ( November 20, 2008 In addition, CREDANT Protector offers a number of key safety measures, including:

-- Granular control - detects and restricts data transfers by device, device type, or serial number -- Data awareness - inspects files by type; allows, blocks, or restricts the transfer of files to and from external storage devices -- Extensive logging and reporting - intuitive management console provides unified management of policies, alerting preferences, logs, and custom reports -- Flexible/intuitive policy management - defines policies for any domain, group, computer, or user -- Built-in compliance policies - includes detailed configurations for achieving data security policies that are mapped to specific regulatory standards -- Anti-hardware keylogger - blocks both USB and PS/2 hardware keyloggers

CREDANT Protector, powered by Safend, includes management features such as file shadowing, load balancing, management by domain, as well as options for large, matrixed government agencies to manage the entire deployment through a single server.

About CREDANT Technologies

CREDANT Technologies is the market leader in endpoint data protection solutions. CREDANT's data security solutions mitigate risk, preserve customer brand and reduce the cost of compliance, enabling business to "protect what matters." CREDANT Mobile Guardian is the only centrally managed endpoint data protection solution providing strong authentication, intelligent encryption, usage controls, and key management for data recovery. By aligning security to the type of user, device and location, CREDANT permits the audit and enforcement of security policies across all computing endpoints. Strategic partners and customers include leaders in finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology, and services. CREDANT has been recognized by Inc. magazine as the #1 fastest growing security software company in 2008 and 2007; was selected by Red Herring as one of the top 100 privately held companies and top 100 Innovators; and was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Austin Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Crescendo Ventures, Intel Capital, and Cisco Systems are investors in CREDANT Technologies. For more information, visit

CREDANT Technologies, CREDANT, the CREDANT Technologies logo, and the "We Protect What Matters" and "Be Mobile. Be Secure." taglines are registered trademarks of CREDANT Technologies, Inc.


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