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October 6, 2008 – GigaTrust Enters the European Market to Address Growing Global Demand for Persistent Content Protection


— Company is First Microsoft Enterprise Rights Management Gold Certified Partner to Establish European Footprint —

Herndon, VA — October 6, 2008 — GigaTrust, the only provider of the Intelligent Rights Management approach and cutting-edge e-mail security and content protection software products, today announced its entrance into the European market with the formation of GigaTrust Spain, headquartered in Madrid, Spain. To be headed up by industry veteran Marie-Claire Pfeiffer, GigaTrust plans to bring its approach to Europe to combat the growing global demand for persistent content protection.

“Sensitive content protection is a global issue,” said Robert Bernardi, Chairman and CEO of GigaTrust. “With GigaTrust Spain, we can closely address the growing global demand and broaden our market opportunities in the future. As the first Microsoft ERM partner to expand to the European market, GigaTrust Spain is at the helm of the next generation of content security – persistently securing the important content itself.”

GigaTrust’s Intelligent Rights Management approach enables secure anyoneto- anyone collaboration inside or outside the enterprise — a major breakthrough unmatched by any ERM provider. GigaTrust allows businesses to control and manage how people exchange sensitive information such as contracts, intellectual property, financial data, medical records, customer information and price lists. It also allows businesses to establish and enforce secure corporate policies to protect everyday collaboration on the Internet. GigaTrust secures a document during transmission and goes one step further by controlling how the recipient can use the protected information.

“There is a significant need for Intelligent Rights Management and persistent content security in Europe as organizations across the vertical markets are noticing serious security lapses,” said Marie-Claire Pfeifer, CEO of GigaTrust Spain.

Harry Piccariello, Chief Marketing Officer of GigaTrust added: “In response to European mandates like the United Kingdom’s Data Protection Act 1998 and Spain’s Organic Law 15/1999 on Personal Data Protection, GigaTrust has entered the European market after recognizing the need for dramatic improvements in data protection.”

GigaTrust solutions are exclusively built on Microsoft’s Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) and is the only technology that fully protects content sent to, used on and received from BlackBerry devices. With GigaTrust, critical information is protected, compliant and governed while at rest, in transit, and in use – no matter where it travels.

“Our partners are key to the success of Microsoft. Together with GigaTrust, who extends our RMS technology with its products, we offer to our clients the necessary level of protection that their important business documents and content require”, said Emilio Paz, Product Manager of Microsoft Windows Server/Small Business Server Iberia. “The opening of GigaTrust Spain offices in Madrid offers a great opportunity to us to be able to give a better service to the European market”.

GigaTrust Spain’s new European headquarters in Madrid, Spain will provide a full range of services to vertical markets globally, including sales, support and marketing. GigaTrust Spain’s global services will begin in the healthcare, public sector, financial, manufacturing and managed services vertical markets with broader expansion over time. For more information about GigaTrust’s products and services, please visit

About GigaTrust
GigaTrust is a cutting-edge provider of email and content security software products serving customers in both the public and private sectors. GigaTrust is the only provider of the Intelligent Rights Management™ solution, which combines innovative, next-generation content security technologies built on the foundation of Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services. GigaTrust’s Intelligent Rights Management solution enables secure anyoneto- anyone collaboration by persistently protecting content (at rest, in transit, or in use). GigaTrust’s family of products/services are easy to use, easy to deploy, and completely transparent to the author or recipient of the email or content. GigaTrust’s products/services include security solutions for email and document protection, automated external user provisioning, web content, network file shares, e-discovery enablement, and the Blackberry mobile device. GigaTrust is headquartered in Herndon, Va., and with regional offices throughout the United States and is a Microsoft Gold Partner. For more information about GigaTrust, visit


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