BSQUARE, Sygate Secure Windows XP Embedded Devices for OEMs, Retailers

5/18/2004 - BSQUARE Corporation (Nasdaq: BSQR) and Sygate announced at Retail Systems 2004 that BSQUARE will be Sygate’s value-added provider of endpoint security solutions for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) building Windows XP Embedded devices and retail enterprises deploying these devices. BSQUARE will resell the new Sygate Security Agent for Microsoft Windows XP Embedded and provide customized system integration services, consulting and technical support.

"As the leading Windows Embedded system integrator and a Microsoft Windows Gold Embedded Partner, BSQUARE is committed to delivering comprehensive smart device solutions tailored to address the unique needs of the retail marketplace," stated Brian Crowley, president & CEO, BSQUARE. "Our customers have clearly told us that the security of their deployed devices is a primary concern. By teaming with Sygate, BSQUARE is able to provide customers with an award-winning security solution pre-integrated with the Windows Embedded operating system, as well as the support needed to deploy and manage the solution."

BSQUARE Security Solutions for Windows Embedded are designed to address customer concerns regarding security of their deployed smart devices. Featuring the new Sygate Security Agent for XP Embedded, BSQUARE’s Security Solutions offer the highest level of protection available to devices running Windows XP Embedded operating systems. This powerful solution is the first single agent product to market incorporating intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, a stateful firewall, device integrity and centralized management. Sygate’s Security Agent for Windows XP Embedded has been specifically designed to minimize the footprint on smart devices such as POS terminals, kiosks, thin clients, ATMs, gaming machines and medical devices. BSQUARE’s Security Solutions ensure that authorized endpoints are compliant with established security policy before allowing connection to the network.

"Device makers are selecting Windows XP Embedded to get their solutions to market quickly and to realize long-term cost savings," said Jane Gilson, group product manager, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division, Microsoft. "Sygate and BSQUARE have teamed up to distribute the Sygate Security Agent to help developers integrate specialized layers of security for a range of componentized devices powered by Windows Embedded software."

Makers and distributors of Windows XP Embedded smart devices and retailers are now able to benefit from the same level of protection that the market leading Sygate Security Agent provides for enterprise desktops, laptops and servers running on any other Windows platform. Retailers in particular will now be able to further protect themselves against viruses and worms that threaten to interrupt business and access valuable and sensitive information from POS terminals and self-service kiosks.

"We are dedicated to providing our customers with technologies that enable the safe and secure use of open networks," said John De Santis, president & CEO, Sygate. "We selected BSQUARE as our value-added partner because they are recognized as the industry leader in Microsoft’s Embedded solutions and have the engineering expertise to seamlessly integrate Sygate endpoint security solutions into Windows XP Embedded-based devices."

BSQUARE’s Security Solutions for Windows Embedded are now available for purchase from BSQUARE in several optimized solutions. The Managed Sygate Security Agent is available for integration into existing Windows XP Embedded, NT Embedded, and Windows "Classic" operating systems for embedded systems device images. BSQUARE’s XP Embedded Secure offering is a bundle of the Managed Sygate Security Agent and the Windows XP Embedded operating system. BSQUARE is also making available a stand-alone version of the Sygate Security Agent for non-networked devices.

Integration services from BSQUARE enable seamless integration of Sygate’s endpoint security solutions into Windows XP Embedded systems. The company’s Secure JumpStart for XP Embedded service provides OEMs and retail enterprises with a cost effective way to quickly bring the highest degree of protection available to their Windows Embedded devices. The service offering includes application porting, integration of the Managed Sygate Security Agent, application of all applicable Microsoft Security Patches, and creation of customized group policy settings. Pricing for both licensing and services are available directly from BSQUARE.

BSQUARE is a leading global provider of software, engineering services and consulting for the smart device market. Since 1994, BSQUARE has provided world-class device makers with the building blocks necessary to design, develop, and test innovative products quickly and cost effectively. A sample of BSQUARE customers includes Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, Vodafone U.K., HTC, Microsoft and others. BSQUARE is one of Microsoft’s largest value-added partners worldwide for Windows Embedded software, a Gold-level Systems Integrator of the year and a leading Windows Mobile solutions provider for Smartphone and Pocket PC. BSQUARE is a Texas Instruments-licensed Independent OMAPTM (Open Multimedia Application Platform) Technology Center. The company’s SDIO Now! technology has been adopted by over 60 top-tier smart device makers. For more information, visit BSQUARE at or call 888-820-4500.

About Sygate Technologies, Inc.
Sygate is the market leader of endpoint security solutions for the large enterprise. Using Sygate Secure Enterprise, the world's largest organizations protect their networks, enforce business policies, and automate security practices to regain control of network security, reduce costs, and ensure compliance across the organization. Partnerships with industry leaders, including Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Juniper Networks, Aventail, Nortel, Enterasys, Extreme Networks, and iPass, enable Sygate's technology to operate seamlessly across multiple platforms and applications. Sygate Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Fremont, California. For more information, please visit or call 866-308-8899.

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