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Wick Hill Appointed Sole UK Distributor For Utimaco Safeware World-Leading Encryption Solutions

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Increasing need to secure mobile devices as laptop and PDA sales increase

Woking, Surrey: Wednesday 19th July 2006 - Wick Hill has been appointed sole UK distributor for Utimaco, the long established data security company and world leader in encrypting and protecting data on PDAs, laptops and networks. Utimaco Safeware’s SafeGuard Easy solution, which has nearly three million installations, is the best selling worldwide solution for laptop and PC data protection.

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group, commented: “We’ve all seen the problems created for organisations which have lost laptops and PDAs with confidential data on them - problems such as reputation damage, remediation costs, data protection and recovery issues. With products such as Utimaco Safeware, mobile devices can be used securely and organisations can get the business benefits these devices undoubtedly bring, without the worry of losing confidential data. We’re delighted to be partnering with Utimaco, a long established market leader, to deliver these solutions.”

Jackie Groves, managing director for Utimaco Safeware in the UK said:  “We are delighted to have Wick Hill as our new distributor.  We are looking forward to a beneficial and profitable partnership with Wick Hill, especially given their proven track record in developing partners' business and extending market penetration.”

About Utimaco solutions
Utimaco Safeware’s SafeGuard product range provides secure mobile computing by protecting data against unauthorised access on PCs, notebooks, PDAs, smartphones, and networks. This includes encryption of hard disks, files, folders and external devices, access control, strong authentication and integrity control, biometrics, and multi-user encryption.

As well as protecting mobile devices, SafeGuard products can protect individual areas of the network, where confidentiality is important, such as human resources. Using encryption, specific areas can be protected from unauthorised access.

About Wick Hill
Established in 1976, value added distributor Wick Hill specialises in secure infrastructure solutions. The company's portfolio covers security, performance, access, services and management. Wick Hill sources and delivers best-of-breed, easy-to-use solutions through its channel partners, providing customer support, implementation, training and technical services. Wick Hill Ltd is part of Wick Hill Group, based in Woking, Surrey with sister offices in Hamburg. Users of products sourced through Wick Hill include most of the Times Top 1000 companies.  Web: www.wickhill.com

About Utimaco Safeware
Utimaco Safeware is a world leading producer of professional solutions that secure data within companies and government agencies. The solutions, which have won multiple awards, protect data against unauthorised access and manipulation no matter where it’s stored on mobile personal devices, PCs or in networks. SafeGuard Easy, with nearly three million installations, is the best selling worldwide solution for protecting data on notebooks and PCs.  Utimaco Safeware offers its customers comprehensive on site support via a worldwide network of partners and subsidiaries in Europe, the USA and Japan. Utimaco Safeware AG, with headquarters in Oberursel, near Frankfurt, Germany, is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0007572406). Web: www.utimaco.co.uk