July 7, 2009 – DeviceLock, Inc., a worldwide leader in endpoint device control and context-aware data leak prevention software solutions, today announced that brisk sales in the first half of 2009 have pushed its installed base beyond another million-mark milestone. DeviceLock is now deployed on over 4 million computers, with the customer base expanding across six continents, including Africa since the addition of a South African distributor in March of this year. The company has faced a difficult sales climate this year along with the rest of the information security industry due to the global economic crisis. However, need for device/port protection on local endpoints has been acute, and the value delivered by DeviceLock sufficiently compelling to convince new customers to buy and existing customers to renew their licenses in 2009.
“DeviceLock's success in this era of tight IT spending suggests that enterprises that deal in confidential data – financial, healthcare and creative-IP firms – want real protection from insider data leaks, not just a mark on their compliance checklist,” said Ashot Oganesyan, DeviceLock CTO and Founder. “DeviceLock has been selling not only in the face of a global spending downturn, but also despite major marketing campaigns that suggest network-based Data Leak Prevention (DLP) appliances and immature content-filtering technology is all that’s needed at the endpoint. Evidently, the steady stream of headlines announcing how employees were able to slip valuable data in their pocket using a flash drive, smartphone, or simple hardcopy has sent a more practical message. Content filtering has great potential, but the ultimate DLP solution also requires context-aware control over all local data transmission channels. Simple local access queries, such as “Should this user be able to use this removable device in this port?” cannot be effectively controlled from the network. Our customers understand this and consider DeviceLock to be as important to their complete DLP protection as network-based DLP.”
Another factor driving sales in the first half of 2009 was the release of DeviceLock 6.4. This version includes true file type detection and filtering—the first deep data analysis feature built atop DeviceLock’s new content processing engine, enabling the interception of peripheral device read/write operations, analysis of the entire digital content in real-time, and enforcement of applicable file-type-based security policies. DeviceLock 6.4 also has network-awareness support, allowing security administrators to apply different permission sets that take into account whether the user is working from the protected corporate network or from a much less safe and predictable Internet environment.
DeviceLock-based software solutions proactively protect organisations of all sizes across all sectors against data leakage and prevent the infiltration of a corporate network by malware through local ports of employees’ computers, thereby significantly reducing business risks resulting from insider negligence, errors or malicious actions. DeviceLock software is designed for Microsoft Windows operating systems and features comprehensive central management that is natively integrated with Microsoft Active Directory®. It enables users to precisely control, log, shadow-copy and audit end-user access to ports and peripheral devices, including local, network and virtual printers, as well as Windows Mobile® and Palm® OS based personal mobile devices, of any type of computer. DeviceLock also integrates with leading encryption products from PGP, Lexar, and TrueCrypt, in order to protect data on removable storage devices. In addition, DeviceLock blocks operations of USB and PS/2 hardware keyloggers.
About DeviceLock, Inc.
Since its inception in 1996 as SmartLine, DeviceLock, Inc. has been providing endpoint device control software solutions to businesses of all sizes and industries. Protecting 4 million computers in over 58,000 organizations worldwide, DeviceLock has a vast range of corporate customers including financial institutions, state and federal government agencies, classified military networks, healthcare providers, telecommunications companies, and educational institutions. DeviceLock, Inc. is an international organization with offices in San Ramon (California, US), London (UK), Ratingen (Germany), Moscow (Russia) and Milan (Italy).