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Birdstep launches complete mobile data security solution at Mobile World Congress 2013

SafeMove Portable Security Protects Mobile Data Anywhere

OSLO, Norway - 21 February 2013 - Birdstep Technology (, a leading provider of Smart Mobile Data and Secure Mobility services, announced today the launch of SafeMove Portable Security, a secure, special-purpose Linux desktop environment for organisations with high security needs.

SafeMove Portable Security is a hardened Linux desktop bootable from a USB memory stick. The solution integrates Birdstep's high-class SafeMove Mobile VPN to provide instant, zero-click network connectivity and IPsec security with strong data leak prevention guarantees.

Unique Security Solution
SafeMove Portable Security solution can be deployed for several specific use cases, including:

  • To handle information from multiple data classification levels within the same equipment, e.g. workstation installation classified to one level and SafeMove Portable Security desktop to another

  • To rapidly deliver and secure highly sensitive information required during states of emergency, such as a pandemic or wide-spread epidemic

  • To enable cross-agency remote access, e.g. one government agency provides limited access to personnel from another agency while enforcing established security policies (Virtual Government Furbished Equipment)

SafeMove Portable Security comes as a fully secure end-node bootable from the USB. It is secured with hardware encryption, in ruggedized casing and PIN entry on the device. It is also waterproof and dustproof. Running under the open source Linux operating system, it is powered by SafeMove Mobile VPN (IPsec + Mobile IP) and utilizes the best available network at a given time (Ethernet, Wi-Fi, cellular data, or satellite).

"We have developed SafeMove Portable Security to enable the secure, rapid transmission of highly sensitive and privileged information in any situation - often to save lives. This is a significant addition to our trusted collection of SafeMove solutions," said Sanna Tiilikainen, VP Sales, Secure Mobility.

SafeMove Portable Security

  • Onboard PIN-pad

  • Ruggedized casing

  • Waterproof & Dustproof

  • Optional FIPS 140-2 level 3 certification

For a demonstration of SafeMove Portable Security during Mobile World Congress 2013, please visit Birdstep on stand 7E 80 on the Swedish Pavilion, Hall 7.

- Ends -

About Birdstep Technology
Birdstep Technology is a leading provider of Smart Mobile Data and Secure Mobility for operators, enterprises and governmental organizations. Drawing on extensive experience of successful customer projects and cooperation with operators, enterprise customers and OEM partners around the world, Birdstep delivers industry-leading solutions for wireless connectivity and service management.

Our Smart Mobile Data services offer advanced solutions for data offload, support automation and end user communication to network operators. Our Secure Mobility services offer solutions providing seamless and secure connectivity to business data for corporations and governmental organizations.

Birdstep Technology was founded in 1996 and has been listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange since 2002. The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with competence centres in Sweden, Finland and the United States. For more information, visit and follow @BirdstepTech on Twitter.

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