Phoenix Brings Trusted Computing Expertise to Business Software Alliance

4/19/2004 - Phoenix Technologies (NASDAQ: PTEC), the company driving the global core system software standard in PC systems and connected digital devices for 25 years, has joined the Business Software Alliance (BSA), which fosters technology innovation through education and policy initiatives that promote the commercial software industry, cyber security, trade and e-commerce.

"BSA is pleased to have Phoenix Technologies as part of the organization and as a member of the Information and Network Security Council," said Robert Holleyman, president and CEO of the BSA. "Information security is a vital issue to the IT industry and to the nation. With Phoenix on board, BSA can further expand its expertise in trusted core system software and leverage their years of expertise."

As a member of that Council, Phoenix will focus on BSA's security policy activities worldwide and will be a BSA resource on security issues. This is a key role because information security is a vital issue to the IT industry and to the nation.

With Phoenix on board, BSA can further expand its influence and expertise in security at the core system software level. This is valuable knowledge because today's digital attacks can circle the globe in less than 30 minutes - a feat that once required several days. As devices become more networked, they also increase their vulnerability to hackers, malware and other intrusions. Network attacks also can have severe consequences in terms of financial loss, interruption of public services, reduced productivity, loss of intellectual property, and other catastrophes. Trusted devices working on trusted networks are a key element for protecting against attack.

"Phoenix is proud to be a working member of BSA, a prominent organization composed of the world's leading technology companies," said Al Sisto, Chairman, President and CEO of Phoenix. "We are especially enthusiastic about sharing our expertise with BSA and its membership to promote and facilitate security in our nation's networks."

About Phoenix
Founded in 1979, Phoenix Technologies (NASDAQ: PTEC) helped launch the digital revolution when it created the industry's leading machine-independent BIOS software, which ships in more than 100 million new systems each year. Phoenix leveraged that core-level experience to develop Core System Software, which moves beyond BIOS for the age of networked devices. Today, Phoenix solutions activate, secure, connect, and recover the world's best-known systems. These solutions are built into the system core, where they are protected from viruses, user errors, hackers, and corruption. Phoenix is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. USA (Silicon Valley), with offices in global business and technology centers. Visit

About BSA
The Business Software Alliance ( is the foremost organization dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world. The BSA is the voice of the world's software and Internet industry before governments and with consumers in the international marketplace. Its members represent one of the fastest growing industries in the world. BSA educates computer users on software copyrights and cyber security; advocates public policy that fosters innovation and expands trade opportunities; and fights software piracy. BSA members include Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Avid, Bentley Systems, Borland, Cisco Systems, CNC Software/Mastercam, HP, IBM, Intel, Internet Security Systems, Intuit, Macromedia, Microsoft, Network Associates, PeopleSoft, Phoenix Technologies, RSA Security, SolidWorks, Sybase, Symantec, UGS PLM Solutions Inc. and VERITAS Software.

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