AlertBoot Expands Full Disk Encryption Offering into Brazil; Launches Local Subsidiary

Managed Service Provider Protects User Data through Full Encryption of Hard Disks and USB Devices


Las Vegas, NV -- September 7, 2010 -- AlertBoot, a leading provider of full disk encryption, today announced the expansion of the company’s full disk encryption services into Brazil. The company is investing R$ 1 million in this new subsidiary, which will be led by Rodrigo Moura Fernandes, an expert in the Brazilian security industry who will serve as country manager.


“Since our launch earlier this year, AlertBoot has experienced tremendous demand for its leading full disk encryption services throughout the world,” said Tim Maliyil, CEO of AlertBoot. “With the country’s strict data protection laws, organizations in Brazil are looking for an easy-to-use option in data protection. By expanding into Brazil, AlertBoot is illustrating its dedication to providing a cost-effective, scalable and highly secure hard disk encryption that simplifies security.”


As country manager Mr. Moura will be tasked with marketing, sales and support efforts for the Brazil market. With this expansion, AlertBoot is expected to commercialize 20,000 licenses by the end of 2010 and other 80,000 by the end of 2011, accomplishing a total of 100,000 users in the base installed in Brazil in the first 18 months of operation. With this growth, Brazil would account for 10 percent of AlertBoot’s total number of licenses worldwide.


“AlertBoot is an innovative solution in the Brazilian market because it is a cost-effective alternative that simplifies the use of encryption in organizations of all sizes. By offering a hosted, managed solution, AlertBoot reduces the expenses associated with maintenance, energy, back-up and technical support, allowing companies to focus on their business needs, not security operations,” said Moura, country manager of Brazil for AlertBoot. “I am excited to lead the growth of AlertBoot into Brazil and look forward to helping individuals and companies meet and exceed their security and compliance demands.”


Using the Sophos SafeGuard market platform, AlertBoot’s solution is supported in Portuguese and can be quickly installed by the user, with no need for a dedicated server. By not demanding a minimum number of users, it can be installed either on personal computers or in companies. Information is managed virtually through the Web, so data won't remain stored in the cloud. AlertBoot’s key features include different kinds of reports in keeping with specific international certification standards, whose content is embedded within the system. It is also possible to extract customized reports, to use, for example, in an audit process


Built on the leading Sophos Safeguard Enterprise encryption platform, AlertBoot’s solution provides organizations with powerful encryption services to protect all of their sensitive data, regardless of where it resides. By offering full disk encryption in the cloud, AlertBoot is allowing its customers to take the onus off of IT departments, and enabling end users to more securely protect their sensitive data, while simplifying and lowering total cost of ownership.



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Media Contact:
Joyson Cherian
Welz & Weisel Communications


About AlertBoot

AlertBoot offers cloud-based full disk encryption, USB drive encryption and a comprehensive suite of disk security solutions as a centralized, managed service for companies of all sizes. By encrypting fixed and external hard disks and removable media, AlertBoot prevents unauthorized access to mobile and stationary endpoint devices. Headquartered in Las Vegas, AlertBoot offers a cost-effective, web-based secure full disk encryption service for organizations that want highly scalable, easy-to-deploy hard disk encryption and laptop data security. For more information about AlertBoot, follow @AlertBoot on Twitter or visit AlertBoot’s Facebook fan page.


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