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Kobil Systems Joins SecureWave Hardware Vendor Partnership Program.

DURHAM, N.C. -- Kobil's mIDentity Authentication Device Now Certified for Compatibility with SecureWave's Leading Endpoint Security Technology

SecureWave, a worldwide leader in endpoint security, today announced that Kobil Systems, a global leader among IT security technology vendors in the field of Digital Identities and data security for the past twenty years, has now joined its Hardware Vendor Partnership Program with the certification of Kobil's mIDentity USB smartcard Flashdrive. Kobil's focus has always been on security, mobility, flexibility and to offer the customer comprehensive professional expertise. This industry-first certification program for portable storage media provides hardware manufacturers with the endorsement of the market leader in endpoint security and certifies that Kobil's solutions are fully-compatible with SecureWave's Sanctuary(R) Device Control software.

"In a world where technologies, applications and communication devices are multiplying to address an ever growing variety of needs linked to mobility and security, integrating point solutions, centralizing management and evolving responsibilities have become a major concern. We are pleased to be partnering with SecureWave and we see this partnership as a means to provide our channel partners with a flexible modular solution addressing the customers' needs for strong authentication, encryption, secure storage, secure mobile data and secure management of devices and code. As opposed to most security vendors whose principles are to deny, our partnership is about enabling channel partners and customers to reach their productivity goals," says Dr. Andreas Meyer, vice president of sales and marketing at Kobil Systems.

The SecureWave Hardware Vendor Partnership Program provides a way for Kobil Systems to market the enterprise benefits of its solutions while ensuring its commitment to device safety by partnering with SecureWave. The devices of all partners in the program are subject to extensive and stringent testing for compatibility and interoperability with Sanctuary Device Control. Once certified, SecureWave and Kobil are capable of offering enterprise and government organizations a truly secured, scalable and manageable solution using Sanctuary Device Control to ensure the utmost integrity and security of device use throughout the organization.

"Kobil's mIDentity line of products perfectly suits the goal of our partnership program," said Bertrand Manhe, director of strategic alliances at SecureWave. "mIDentity is the typical example of a smart device that the extended enterprise needs in today's complex IT world. The challenge is enabling new devices and software technologies to answer business needs while making sure the administrator does not lose control over his extended network. With Sanctuary Device and Application Control, organizations can take advantage of the secure features of mIDentity devices while enforcing user device and application policies throughout the organization."

Sanctuary Device Control and Sanctuary Application Control offer users the ability to monitor the use of mIDentity, helping further extend the mobility of customers. Not only will customers be more secure through the use of Kobil's dual factor authentication smart-card based tokens, one-time password management, single sign-on applications and PKI support, but they will also have a means to address their mobile communities without device client installation. Customers will also be able to decide which encryption to use centrally (data, folders, emails on laptops or on the mIDentity key). Customers will be able to control what data is allowed to be copied from laptops onto the secure storage device and hence better apply their security policies.

Members of the SecureWave Hardware Vendor Partnership Program may be consulted on Any hardware manufacturer interested in joining this program should visit or email

About SecureWave

With SecureWave's Sanctuary(R), organizations set and enforce policies for device and application use that overcome tomorrow's security and operational challenges today. More than 1,200 enterprises worldwide in the financial, government, military, manufacturing and healthcare sectors, including CSC/Anglian Water Services, MTU, Barclays Bank PLC and Norwich Union, utilize Sanctuary. SecureWave, named a Red Herring Top 100 Innovator, is headquartered in Luxembourg and services its global customer base via offices in the U.K., Washington D.C. and Research Triangle Park, N.C., as well as a network of reseller and service provider partners worldwide. To learn more about SecureWave, please call (703) 788-6760 or visit

About Kobil Systems

Founded in 1986, Kobil Systems GmbH is a provider of high-security base technology in the environment of smart cards, one-time passwords (OTP) and certificates. Kobil's objective to provide security without limitations, simply, anywhere and at anytime, has been achieved through years of research and development. The company offers its customers not only patented base technology, but also the required comprehensive professional expertise to facilitate, in co-operation with its technology partners, the easy-to-use and at the same time totally secure use of digital identity.

For more information, contact: KOBIL Systems GmbH, Sandra Praessler, Pfortenring 11, 67547 Worms/Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 62 41 - 30 04-17, Fax: +49 (0) 62 41 30 04-80, E-Mail:, Internet:

Press contact: Konzept PR GmbH, Andrea Finkel, Karolinenstr. 21, 86150 Augsburg/Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 821 - 343 00 15, Fax: +49 (0) 821 - 343 00 77, E-Mail:, Internet:

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