PLEASANTON, CA — March 2, 2006 — Avanquest Software, a leading
developer and publisher of business and consumer software for the global PC market
with operations in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, today released VCOM MediaLock 2, an
enhanced desktop security application that provides all PC users, from novice to
expert, with automatic protection for their most valuable and sensitive files and
MediaLock is an easy-to-use tool that enables users to store sensitive files and
documents in a secure area on their local or network drive, on a removable data
storage device, such as a USB flash drive, Memory Stick™, media card, or even
on a CD/DVD. MediaLock uses a 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to prevent
unauthorized users from gaining access to sensitive or important files.
MediaLock provides both personal users and corporate users in a networking environment
the ability to create a secure data storage area. Home users may want to keep
personal tax and financial data private and secure or allow guests to use a computer,
while preventing access to personal documents. Business workers are able to ensure the
security of corporate details, such as salary information and financial data, and help
protect valuable trade secrets and intellectual properties. For mobile workers,
sensitive information can be kept on laptops without fear of information theft, and
data can also be securely transported via USB drives and other removable media.
"MediaLock is simply one of the most comprehensive data security products available
today," said Frank van Gilluwe, President of Avanquest Software Utility Products. "And
with its intuitive user interface and easy navigation, there’s never been a better way
for users to safeguard valuable documents and data."
Here is a quick summary of MediaLock 2's powerful features:
Keep your personal tax and financial data private and secure.
Protect children from adult-oriented games and other content.
Allow guests to use your computer, while preventing them access to your personal documents.
Create a secure backup of important files on a CD or DVD.
On the Road
Ensure the security of corporate details, such as salary information and financial data.
Help with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Protect valuable trade secrets and intellectual properties.
Keep sensitive information on laptops without the fear of information theft.
Transport data securely on USB drives and other removable media.
MediaLock is compatible with Windows 98SE/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 and requires a Pentium®
200 MHz processor or better. The software also requires a minimum of 64 MB of unused hard
disk space for secure area creation (128MB or above is recommended).
MediaLock 2 has a suggested retail price of $39.95 and is available online at www.v-com.com/product/media_lock_home.html.
About Avanquest Software
Avanquest Software is a global developer and leading publisher of best-selling personal
and professional software designed for utilities, office productivity, communications and
mobility worldwide. Avanquest Software products are marketed in over 100 countries, through
e-commerce, OEM partnerships and IT resellers. Founded in 1984 as BVRP Software and listed
since December 1996 on Euronext (ISIN FR0004026714), Avanquest Software forms part of the
Eurolist, NextEconomy segment and SBF 250 index. Additional information on Avanquest
Software is available at www.avanquest.com.