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Software AG Deploys the PGP Encryption Platform to Protect Confidential Data

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data security and encryption solutions, today announced that Software AG, a global leader in Business Infrastructure Software, is extending its use of PGP(R) solutions to protect and defend its confidential data. The company is deploying a PGP(R) product bundle that includes PGP(R) Whole Disk Encryption to deliver comprehensive encryption for laptop and desktop computers as well as centralized management of its encryption applications.

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ — PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data security and encryption solutions, today announced that Software AG, a global leader in Business Infrastructure Software, is extending its use of PGP(R) solutions to protect and defend its confidential data. The company is deploying a PGP(R) product bundle that includes PGP(R) Whole Disk Encryption to deliver comprehensive encryption for laptop and desktop computers as well as centralized management of its encryption applications.

Headquartered in Germany with offices around the world, Software AG has delivered high-performance databases, application development tools, and integration technologies for 38 years. The company's focus on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) enables its 4,000 customers to create powerful enterprise applications, especially in heterogeneous IT environments. The company recognized the value of safeguarding its information — intellectual property, customer and sales data — and looked for a solution to avoid a potential breach.

"If our confidential data lands in the wrong hands, the damage can be enormous. We had to face this risk and find an effective solution," said Dr. Dirk Ventur, Chief Information Officer and Head of Global Support, Software AG. "PGP Corporation was the only software vendor to offer integrated email and hard disk encryption using the same client. We save time and money by efficiently managing multiple security applications with PGP Universal Server instead of using individual products."

Software AG had been using PGP(R) products since 1998 to secure its internal email, and now has expanded its security framework. Software AG deployed PGP(R) Desktop Professional across corporate-issued laptops for managers, executives, and salespeople. PGP Desktop Professional combines PGP(R) Desktop Email and PGP Whole Disk Encryption, providing comprehensive protection of sensitive data in email, instant messages, and on disk or removable media. PGP Desktop Professional secures confidential information wherever it exists, protecting the business and helping meet partner and regulatory mandates for information security and privacy.

About Software AG

Software AG's 4,000 global customers achieve measurable business results by modernizing and automating their IT systems and rapidly building new systems to meet growing business demands. The company's industry-leading product portfolio includes best-in-class solutions for managing data, enabling service oriented architecture, and improving business processes. By combining proven technology with industry expertise and best practices, our customers improve and differentiate their businesses — faster. Software AG has more than 38 years of global IT experience and approx. 3,600 employees serving customers in 70 countries. The company is headquartered in Germany and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW). Software AG posted total revenues of euro 621 million in 2007 (IFRS, unaudited).

About PGP Corporation

PGP Corporation is a global leader in email and data encryption software for enterprise data protection. Based on a unified key management and policy infrastructure, the PGP(R) Encryption Platform offers the broadest set of integrated applications for enterprise data security. PGP(R) platform-enabled applications allow organizations to meet current needs and expand as security requirements evolve for email, laptops, desktops, instant messaging, smartphones, network storage, file transfers, automated processes, and backups.

PGP(R) solutions are used by more than 80,000 enterprises, businesses, and governments worldwide, including 95 percent of the Fortune(R) 100, 75 percent of the Fortune(R) Global 100, 87 percent of the German DAX index, and 51 percent of the U.K. FTSE 100 Index. As a result, PGP Corporation has earned a global reputation for innovative, standards-based, and trusted solutions. PGP solutions help protect confidential information, secure customer data, achieve regulatory and audit compliance, and safeguard companies' brands and reputations. Contact PGP Corporation at http://www.pgp.com or +1 650 319 9000.

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