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Wave Brings Consumer Simplicity and Enterprise Control to Windows 8 Tablets

Wave Brings Consumer Simplicity and Enterprise Control to Windows 8 Tablets 
LEE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/13 --  Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ:
WAVX), the Trusted Computing Company, is delivering enterprise-grade
management and security on the newest generation of tablets running
Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system. Wave's security solutions are
designed to augment the existing management infrastructure
enterprises own today to deliver modern mobility that's simple to
use, always connected and always secure. 
"CIOs everywhere are trying to accommodate the growing number of
users that demand the convenience of a tablet while balancing the
need from IT for greater security and control. The launch of Windows
8 tablets will redefine what mobile means to the enterprise. Now
there's a group of devices that resemble an iPad but operate like a
PC," commented Richard Stiennon, Chief Analyst for IT Harvest. "Wave
has introduced the killer app for these devices -- one that
eliminates the need for passwords, features encryption and delivers
the assurance that only authorized tablets are granted access to
corporate resources, no matter where they connect."  
For users, this means no more passwords to lose or remember. The
device acts as the token, leveraging the Trusted Platform Module to
securely store and manage user credentials. The user logs into the
device by entering a PIN or swiping a fingerprint sensor; the device
then logs the user into all business services. There's no need to
remember separate passwords to access Wi-Fi, virtual private networks
(VPN) or internal Web resources or remote services. Wave's solution
can also be used to enable strong encryption for local data at rest
and content shared in the Cloud, ensuring that enterprise secrets are
not exposed, while users retain access to the social tools they wish
to use. Tablets running Windows 8 Pro also support the critical
programs that many others cannot, including Windows Office and legacy
applications. 
Wave-managed Windows 8 tablets can address many of the mobile
security and support issues that have plagued IT departments since
the Bring Your Own Device trend emerged. Wave provides support that
can fully leverage the Trusted Computing infrastructure that is part
of every Windows 8 device, ensuring that the full security benefit of
the platform can be realized. Additionally, Wave solutions can
leverage the security hardware built in by the factory that can
establish that the device is free of changes caused by malware and to
keep data secure.  
Because Windows 8 tablets can be managed by Microsoft Active
Directory -- the same infrastructure used for managing Windows 7 and
Windows 8 desktop and laptops -- there's no need for Mobile Device
Management, eliminating overhead cost and additional training. With
no need to enter passwords, there is a lower risk of socially
engineered attacks. No passwords also means lower help desk volume,
and because Wave activates embedded hardware security within the
tablet itself, there's no requirement for smart cards or tokens for
multi-factor authentication.  
"We believe that this is the mobile solution many enterprises have
been seeking; it's simple and convenient for the end user,
cost-effective and easy for IT to manage," said Wave CEO Steven
Sprague. "By enabling the authentication features of the Trusted
Platform Module, we're making it easier for users who already have
too many passwords to remember. The tablet itself logs on to the
domain or Wi-Fi hotspot automatically. The security in Windows 8
tablets offers a simple, elegant solution that demonstrates the power
of Trusted Computing and will lay the foundation for all enterprise
PCs and devices to be mobile."  
Wave-managed tablets running Windows 8 feature: 


 
--  No more passwords -- users need only a PIN for network access! Once
    the user inputs a four-digit PIN, the tablet does the rest. The
    tablet, as opposed to the user, logs onto the network domain or
    virtual private network.
    
    
--  Always on, always connected. Both Windows 8 and Windows 7 include a
    feature called DirectAccess, which offers a secure connection without
    a virtual private network (VPN). Remote workers gain the access they
    need, while keeping mobile systems in compliance with security
    policies and patches every time they connect. Wave also enables
    automatic access to wireless "hot spots" supporting the 802.1x
    protocol.
    
    
--  Data is always secure and audited. Data-at-rest is protected through
    encryption, using self- encrypting drives (SEDs), Microsoft BitLocker
    or external SEDs that conform to the Trusted Computing Group's Opal
    industry standard.
    
    
--  The tablet becomes "safe to lose." Should a tablet become lost or
    stolen, network administrators can remove the device from the Security
    Group in Active Directory, revoke a certificate, or disable the device
    remotely.

  
For more information on Wave's mobile security solution read the
application brief, visit our website, and view a short video. 
About Wave Systems 
 Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) reduces the
complexity, cost and uncertainty of data protection by starting
inside the device. Unlike other vendors who try to secure information
by adding layers of software for security, Wave leverages the
security capabilities built directly into endpoint computing
platforms themselves. Wave has been a foremost expert on this growing
trend, leading the way with first-to-market solutions and helping
shape standards through its work as a board member for the Trusted
Computing Group.  
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