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Phoenix Technologies Ltd. and MAB Security Provider Join Forces in South America; Region's Economic Expansion and IT Infrastructure Offer Market Opportunities for Endpoint Security and Availability Products.

MILPITAS, Calif. -- Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:PTEC), the global market leader in device-defining technologies, and MAB Security Provider, a South American IT security leader, today announced that MAB will offer the Phoenix family of endpoint security and availability applications to enterprise customers and value-added resellers (VARs) in the growing South American market. IT industry veteran Reinaldo Ferreira has joined MAB as regional sales manager for Phoenix products in South America.

"MAB is a proven IT security solutions provider in South America and we look forward to leveraging MAB's expertise to take advantage of the great opportunities we see in the region," said Brian Berlin, vice president and general manager of America sales at Phoenix Technologies. "This partnership with MAB, coupled with the growing Phoenix Trusted Partner Network, demonstrates our commitment to meeting the demand for endpoint security solutions around the world."

South American economies are experiencing solid growth, low inflation and trade and fiscal surpluses. In addition, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Argentina in particular have well-developed IT infrastructures. As in the rest of the world, securing endpoint devices such as PCs and laptops is a growing concern in the region, among not only end users and enterprises confronting issues such as data and identity theft, but also at the government policy level. For example, the Brazilian government recently approved new laws on the use of digital certificates and set 2007 as the date for every Brazilian citizen to have their own digital certificate. Digital certificate solutions that use USB tokens and smart cards are considered prohibitively expensive. Phoenix TrustConnector provides a more convenient and cost-effective solution to the digital certificate requirement.

"There is a huge market opportunity for Phoenix in Brazil and the rest of South America, particularly as economic fundamentals and security policies continue to gain momentum," said Marcelo Branquinho, director of MAB Security Provider. "Reinaldo's extensive IT security experience, combined with his exclusive focus on Phoenix endpoint solutions, will ensure that enterprise customers and VARs will know about the superior protection Phoenix applications can provide their networks, their data and, therefore, their businesses."

The Phoenix family of endpoint applications includes Recover Pro(TM) for endpoint recovery, TrustConnector(TM) for endpoint security and device identification and ImageCast(R) for endpoint imaging and deployment. More than 500 resellers and solutions providers worldwide offer endpoint applications from Phoenix.

About MAB Security Provider

MAB Security Provider ( is a Brazilian company focused on IT security. Founded in 1996 and completing 10 years of profitable operation, MAB SP operates in Brazil and the rest of South America through its own sales structure and a selected set of sales channels. With a flexible structure, MAB SP has the ability to identify customer business needs and provide creative turnkey solutions, with quick delivery and reasonable costs for diverse market segments. A member of ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) since 2002, MAB SP uses recognized methods in their projects, always in conformity with international quality standards. Recently, MAB SP achieved recognition by becoming, in only two years, the market leader in hardware security module sales in Brazil.

About Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:PTEC) is a global market leader in device-defining software that assures endpoint confidence, from the start. The company first established dominant industry leadership 26 years ago with BIOS software, currently has over one billion products deployed and continues to ship in over 100 million new systems each year. From this unique foundation of core system level expertise and firmware offering the highest levels of reliability, Phoenix has created a portfolio of innovative software products that simply and easily identify and restore devices, thereby ensuring unparalleled endpoint security and availability.

With a focused commitment to the highest levels of customer confidence and satisfaction, Phoenix serves enterprise and government channel partners, ODMs, OEMs, system builders and ISVs by enabling them to decrease time to market, differentiate their products, create value, increase profits and lower cost of ownership. Phoenix is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., with offices worldwide in global business and technology centers. For more information, visit

Phoenix, Phoenix Technologies, the Phoenix Technologies logo, ImageCast, TrustConnector, and Recover Pro are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Date:Apr 24, 2006
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