Secaucus, NJ and St Louis, MO -- September 20, 2010 -- Panasonic Solutions Company, manufacturer of durable, reliable Panasonic Toughbook® mobile solutions for government and commercial enterprises, and Mobile Armor, Inc., a leader in portable data encryption and mobile device management, have announced the companies have entered into a license and reseller partnership to integrate the Mobile Armor Data Encryption Solution into select Panasonic Toughbook rugged notebooks and mobile clinical assistants (MCA).
Mobile Armor's DriveArmor is an enterprise-class solution for policy-driven control for managing data security on notebook PCs and desktop computers with FIPS certified 2.5-inch self-encrypting disk drives from Seagate Technology®. DriveArmor delivers centralized management, strong pre-boot authentication and extensive auditing and reporting capabilities for Seagate® Momentus® self-encrypting drives, designed to prevent unauthorized access to data on lost or stolen computers. Seagate Momentus self-encrypting drives and Mobile Armor DriveArmor ships fully integrated and are available today on the Toughbook 31 flagship rugged clamshell, the Toughbook 19 rugged convertible tablet and the Toughbook H1 Health, a mobile clinical assistant device developed for healthcare users.
"In regulated sectors like the federal government, law enforcement, and healthcare, customers often require FIPS 140-2 Level 2 encryption certification," said Roger Kay, president, Endpoint Technology Associates. "This partnership will deliver integrated multi-layer data protection to Toughbook PC users right out of the Panasonic factory."
"Customers in classified environments depend on the physical security of Panasonic Toughbook mobile computing devices. Combining our best-in-class rugged computing features, Seagate Momentus self-encrypting hard drives and Mobile Armor DriveArmor award winning management and authentication create a secure computing choice for these mission-critical users," said Jan Ruderman, vice president, government solutions, Panasonic Solutions Company.
DriveArmor is just one product in Mobile Armor's arsenal of fortified data encryption and device management products. Mobile Armor is the only vendor to offer a fully integrated, centrally managed data encryption suite that protects mobile and desktop PCs, smartphones, CD/DVDs, removable media and ships FIPS certified 140-2 level 3 USB encrypted flash drives with embedded anti-virus protection. The Mobile Armor Suite may be delivered on-premise or in a SaaS hosted environment.
Mobile Armor also announced that Panasonic is an Authorized Reseller of the complete Mobile Armor Data Encryption Suite: PolicyServerTM, DataArmorTM, FileArmorTM, KeyArmorTM and DriveArmorTM.
"We are excited to create such an all-encompassing partnership with Panasonic, incorporating product development and integration, sales and marketing and technical support," said Michael Menegay, Mobile Armor's chief executive officer. "Toughbook customers have come to expect superior computing products from Panasonic and Mobile Armor customers expect the same superior quality for data protection. Jointly we are providing industry-leading hardware and software that is at the forefront of innovation resulting in the most reliable solutions in response to the current security climate and regulatory compliance mandates."
About Panasonic Solutions Company
Panasonic Solutions Company empowers people whose jobs depend on reliable technology. The company delivers collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for customers in government, healthcare, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises. Products and services within the company's portfolio include Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computing solutions, projectors, professional displays (including both plasma and LCD), and HD and 3D video acquisition and production solutions. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic is known for the reliability and longevity of its products. Panasonic Solutions Company is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).