DataLocker Acquires USB Security Solutions Provider BlockMaster
Combined Product Lines Deliver End-to-End Encryption Solutions for Clients Worldwide
OVERLAND PARK, KS – (July 14, 2015) – DataLocker (datalocker.com), a leading encryption solutions provider, today announced it has acquired BlockMaster® AB, a USB security solutions provider headquartered in Sweden. The addition of BlockMaster represents a significant step forward in DataLocker’s strategic initiative to expand its DataLocker Encryption Management Platform (EMP), which enables clients to track the location and use of sensitive data and intellectual property around the globe.
BlockMaster is well known for its USB security solutions, including the centralized USB management software, SafeConsole®, which offers organizations the ability to remotely manage Kingston, DataLocker, Cardwave, CMS and CTWO brand encrypted USB drives by resetting passwords, configuring password policy and activating audit for compliance procedures. BlockMaster Board Chairman and Chief Security Officer Anders Kjellander will remain with the firm to assist in the transition and lead DataLocker’s secure flash product division.
“As a founder of BlockMaster, I see great opportunities in joining forces with DataLocker. The combination is a great fit,” said Kjellander. “We are happy to bring continued and strengthened sales and tech support to our existing customers, channel and technology partners.”
Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, DataLocker is a rapidly growing international data security company with offices in the US, UK and South Korea. The company specializes in encryption solutions which secure computer systems, media, external storage and cloud storage services for governments, military and enterprises around the world.
“Our mission has always been to provide encryption solutions that are ‘simply secure.’ We are confident that our acquisition of BlockMaster will support our mission by adding proven technology as well as a new revenue stream” said DataLocker CEO Jay W. Kim. “We will offer continued support for BlockMaster’s existing solutions while we continue our rollout of DataLocker EMP, our state of the art endpoint encryption management platform.”
BlockMaster’s encryption solutions protect millions of devices and serve over 1000 enterprise customers in over 30 countries. As the creator of ShieldShare, SafeConsole and SafeStick, BlockMaster holds several major patents in encryption, file handling, data leak prevention and antivirus technology. BlockMaster’s users are a part of the thousands of organizations worldwide including Fortune Global 500 businesses, government agencies, police and military that have chosen to protect their privacy and manage their sensitive information.
DataLocker delivers advanced encryption solutions that protect sensitive data in the hands of a mobile workforce. Founded in 2007, DataLocker offers hardware and cloud-based encryption solutions for government, military and enterprise clients around the globe. DataLocker products combine superior convenience and usability with state of the art security. From encrypted external drives and optical media to secure cloud storage solutions, DataLocker products make it easy to control, transport and share confidential information. Learn more at datalocker.com.
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