SecureZIP® and PKZIP® by PKWARE® Offer
Day One Support of Microsoft Office® 2010
Milwaukee, WI (May 10, 2010) – PKWARE®, Inc., a leading provider of data-centric security and compression software, today announced that both SecureZIP® and PKZIP® support Microsoft Office®2010 on the first day of its release.
Users of Microsoft Office 2010 looking to further enhance the product’s features and functionality will find that new versions of PKZIP and SecureZIP provide a solution with unparalleled usability. PKZIP and SecureZIP reduce file size to save valuable storage space and protect sensitive files created within Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. In addition, the products also help enterprise and government customers meet growing regulatory compliance and audit concerns and maintain control over the use of encryption and compression in their organization across multiple computing platforms.
PKWARE worked extensively to not only ensure compatibility with Microsoft Office 2010, but also to ensure full functionality with the most recent Windows 7 operating system, meeting the quality requirements necessary to earn “Compatible with Windows 7” status. Therefore, both 32- and 64-bit versions of PKZIP and SecureZIP are available, allowing users to create ZIP archives directly from 32- and 64-bit implementations of Microsoft Office 2010 applications, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
"PKWARE is a member of the Microsoft Developer Network and has a long history of serving the needs of the Windows community," said Jim Peterson, Chief Scientist for PKWARE. "PKWARE is committed to Day One support of each new release of Microsoft operating systems and applications, so our customers have the maximum opportunity to take advantage of the new capabilities Microsoft offers."
In addition to supporting Microsoft Office 2010, new version releases of PKZIP and SecureZIP provide other improvements and feature enhancements as well, including:
- Custom alternate extensions for mailed ZIP archives
- Changes in FIPS mode that require files to be signed with the SHA-256 algorithm (or higher)
- Improved support for the PPMd compression algorithm on 64-bit Windows OS that eliminates the need to run the 32-bit version.
As the inventor and continuing innovator of the ZIP standard, PKWARE, Inc. is a global technology leader known around the world as the expert in data compression and file management. With the launch of SecureZIP in 2005, PKWARE successfully entered the data security marketplace, combining ZIP compression and strong encryption to deliver a data-centric security solution. Today, SecureZIP and PKZIP are used by over 200 government agencies and 30,000 corporate entities, including 90% of the Fortune 100. Organizations in financial services, banking, government, healthcare, and retail use PKWARE solutions daily to protect sensitive data, meet compliance requirements, avoid liability risk, and reduce their overall costs and operational overhead. PKWARE, a privately held company, was founded in 1986 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; additional offices are located in New York, Ohio and the United Kingdom.
To learn more about PKWARE and how they have helped thousands of organizations solve their data security and file management challenges, please visit www.pkware.com.
Eric Lien VP of Marketing
Phone: 414.289.9788 x1190
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