Hood Canal is announcing the release of Data Protector 1.2. Using this program users can create a 128-bit encrypted container where data is securely stored. Once the user has checked a file into a Secure Container, it disappears from view.
The company points out that security is one of the issues facing organizations that deploy PDAs throughout their enterprise. Employees are carrying valuable documents, spreadsheets, and other files whose content represents time, money, a competitive advantage, a marketing strategy, or in some cases, national security. Preventing the compromise of proprietary company or government data becomes a tall order in the face of a PDA loss or theft.
Hood Canal adds that the Pocket PC doesn't have to be lost or stolen in order for the contents of the files stored on the device to become public knowledge. Devices can via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, CDMA, GPRS, and Ethernet, not to mention ActiveSync.