Ensure and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group Expand Partnership Initiatives

The Bluetooth(1) SIG to Provide Ensure with Early Access to Specifications and Opportunity to Become Active Member in Technical Working Group to Develop Specification

Ensure Technologies, the award-winning leader in intelligent wireless PC security solutions, today announced that it has expanded its Bluetooth partnership initiatives by becoming an Associate member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). This expanded partnership will provide Ensure with early access to new Bluetooth wireless technology specifications. Additionally, Ensure is now given the opportunity to become an active member in a number of the Bluetooth technical working groups.

"The Bluetooth Special Interest Group welcomes Ensure Technologies' increased involvement within the Bluetooth SIG," said Simon Ellis of Intel Corporation and Marketing Chairman of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. "Ensure Technologies' expertise in wireless security will help to develop new commercial and consumer usage models that can take advantage of the Bluetooth wireless technology."

"We are delighted to be invited to expand our partnership with the Bluetooth SIG," said Dr. Thomas Xydis, co-founder and chief technologist of Ensure Technologies. "We have thus far enjoyed and valued our participation with the Bluetooth SIG. XyLoc continues to be recognized as a very compelling Bluetooth application that delivers convenience, personalization and security to Bluetooth appliances and devices. We look forward to the opportunity of taking on a more active role within the technical working groups and promoting Bluetooth's wireless technology initiatives and progress."

Dr. Xydis was a featured presenter at the "Interacting with the Experts" symposium at the Bluetooth Developers Conference where he presented a paper on "Full-Time Wireless Security Using Bluetooth."

Ensure's XyLoc is a robust personalization and security application that will showcase Bluetooth wireless technology. As more Bluetooth devices come to market, security will become essential to protect these devices from unauthorized access. Using XyLoc's patented technology, network managers can easily load and manage digital certificates on any Bluetooth PC, phone or PDA, which will add powerful security features to Bluetooth devices and appliances. XyLoc will allow Bluetooth devices to positively recognize and identify authorized users and make Bluetooth phones and PDAs more convenient to use.

The Bluetooth wireless technology (www.bluetooth.com) is set to revolutionize the personal connectivity market by providing freedom from wired connections. It is a specification for a small form-factor, low-cost radio solution that provides links between mobile computers, mobile phones and other portable and handheld devices, and connectivity to the Internet. The Bluetooth SIG, comprised of leaders in the telecommunications, computing, and networking industries, is driving development of the technology and bringing it to market. The Bluetooth SIG includes promoter companies 3Com, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Lucent, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia and Toshiba, and more than 1,800 adopter companies.

XyLoc is a patented, centrally managed, automatic computer security solution that prevents unauthorized access to confidential PC-based information, and simultaneously makes access to network services and applications more convenient for authorized employees. XyLoc's full-time access control technology protects sensitive data when it is most vulnerable - after logon, when the authorized user -for whatever reason - steps away from the PC.

Suited for professionals who need easy, yet secure, access to information "on the fly," XyLoc is proximity-activated and completely "hands-free," requiring no user interaction. Because it enables the computer to know automatically and effortlessly who is requesting access to its resources, XyLoc offers security features and flexibility previously unavailable. XyLoc also simplifies public key infrastructure (PKI) implementations and protects digital certificates stored on PCs, increasing the security of e-commerce transactions.

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