CenterTools GmbH, the German-based manufacturer of DriveLock, a comprehensive data security solution, announces the launch of its North American operations as CenterTools, LLC.
CenterTools manufactures DriveLock, a data security software solution that dynamically locks, monitors and manages removable and other devices such as floppy disk drives, CD-ROM drives, USB devices, smart phones and many others. All administration can be performed centrally, utilizing Microsoft Active Directory.
“After years of success in the European market we feel our DriveLock security product is poised to deliver a complete data security solution for removable devices to data sensitive organizations in the US market,” states Mike Prieskorn, Managing Director CenterTools Software GmbH.
“We are having significant success in protecting sensitive data belonging to European banks, insurance companies, financial organizations, military installations, healthcare facilities and government, and we feel the North American Market is in critical need of our technology.”
DriveLock has comprehensive device support, which also includes control over other devices, such as Bluetooth, Palm, Windows Mobile, smart card readers, imaging-devices, network adapters, modems, infrared, USB controllers, 1394 (Firewire) controller, sound, video and game controllers, PCMCIA controllers and printers.
“Unlike other data security solutions, Drive Lock does not complicate the process of providing security for mobile devices. Administrators find it easy to use since it can easily integrate with an existing Active Directory-based infrastructure and utilizes the familiar Microsoft Management Console for all administration. It also allows for central reporting of all device activity in a network. At the same time, it allows for granular control to adjust to any organization’s specific security requirements,” continues Prieskorn.
“Corporate losses as a result of the theft of confidential information are estimated to be billions of dollars and according to the 2005 CSI / FBI Computer and Security Survey losses due to unauthorized access and theft of proprietary information by far exceed the damage caused by viruses.”
“But the risk is underestimated by most organizations - and attacks from inside are more likely than attacks from outside the corporate IT Network. Computer crime is not only present in large organizations, but any size organization that has sensitive data.”
“Almost any device attached to a computer can become a vehicle for the theft of confidential and private information. Driven by the development of smaller memory chips these devices today have a large enough storage capacity to transport nearly anything from customer databases to development blueprints and company strategies. Thanks to user-friendly operating systems, employees only need to attach these devices to your computer and walk away with critical data. The DriveLock data security solution protects against such threats. It can also automatically and transparently encrypt data that is copied to portable devices, such as USB thumb drives. This ensures that lost or stolen devices don’t result in a disclosure of sensitive data.”
“We are building a channel network of VARs that specialize in offering solid security solutions to their security-conscious customers and we are committed to supporting our resellers with the tools they need to professionally sell and support DriveLock to their customers,” continues Prieskorn.
For more information about the DriveLock data security solution please call Toby Jeffers, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.