ControlGuard Completes Banner Year with Expanding Customer Base and Strategic Partnerships

Endpoint Security Solutions Provider Experienced Substantial Growth Since Expanding to North America in 2005

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – Jan. 18, 2006 – ControlGuard, a leading provider of enterprise-grade endpoint security solutions, today announced its 2005 achievements, including major customer wins, strategic partnerships, successful corporate growth and innovative product releases. Since expanding to North America from Israel, ControlGuard has experienced unbridled success due to the growing need for endpoint security solutions in corporate America.

Information leakage and data theft made frequent headlines in 2005, with most cases involving company insiders. Commonly used devices like thumb drives, iPods and cell phones can pose huge liabilities to enterprises if not managed and controlled properly. In order to gain visibility into these devices, companies adopted endpoint security solutions to comply with federal regulations, protect critical business data and ensure that customer and employee information was closely guarded.

ControlGuard’s endpoint security solutions protect, manage and secure removable media and portable devices. Its technology portfolio provides real-time management platforms, accessed by intuitive management consoles, which allow for greater flexibility. Users choose the appropriate setup based on their unique security and compliance policies and network topologies.

“With ControlGuard’s technology, we can leverage our existing infrastructure to manage the secure use of portable storage devices, implementing a virtual working environment for students and faculty,” said Chris Duffy, CIO at Peirce College, one of the oldest business schools in the United States. “ControlGuard’s Endpoint Access Manager also ensures the security of student records and corporate data, keeping the school in compliance with state and federal regulations.”

ControlGuard’s 2005 milestones include:

Customer Wins: ControlGuard expanded its customer base to include US-based financial organizations, regional banks and law firms. ControlGuard’s technology was also selected by some of the world’s most security-sensitive organizations, including the Israeli Ministry of Defense and El-Al.

Strategic Partnerships: In 2005, ControlGuard established the following two strategic partnerships that clearly placed the company in a leadership position in its space:

- M-Systems, an industry leader in Flash-based data storage devices, selected ControlGuard to provide management solutions to its innovative enterprise grade Xkey drives. ControlGuard’s technology is embedded in M-Systems products and offered through M-Systems channels.
- CA certified ControlGuard as an official Technology Partner and showcased its integration with eTrust Security Control Center at CA World.

Channel Growth: ControlGuard expanded its reach throughout the United States by creating strong and active partnerships with top resellers, including Chelsea Technologies, AccessIT, RBTi, BEW, CCP and others.

“Due to ControlGuard’s innovative technology and strategic partnerships we experienced strong traction in North America and abroad,” said Israel Levy, CEO at ControlGuard. “As corporations continue to realize the benefit and value of secured mobile data, ControlGuard will continue to advance its technology to meet the challenge of managing removable media and portable devices.”

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