Newton, Massachusetts -- March 22, 2004 -- Even the best security and encryption software can't protect valuable corporate data from the biggest threat of all: nosy neighbors. Business travelers who work on laptop computers in airports, meeting rooms and hotel lobbies are especially vulnerable to having strangers - or competitors - look over their shoulders and read their private documents. That's why Boston-based Rocket Software today introduced SecurityShades, the first software plug-in that prevents anyone but authorized users from seeing their own screens. SecurityShades can be downloaded in less than one minute from www.rocketsoftware.com for a one-time fee of $19.95.
SecurityShades protects confidential information by manipulating the screen-contrast ratio, providing effective privacy without attaching bulky polarized filters to the display. Unlike physical screens, SecurityShades protects content from being viewed by users seated directly behind the computer, and image clarity can be adjusted to match a range of ambient lighting conditions. SecurityShades can be turned on and off with a single keystroke, and is compatible with computers running Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
"A typical corporate notebook computer contains confidential business information, ranging from sensitive business plans and financial data to key intellectual property, such as engineering blueprints or software source code," according to Peter Richardson, Business Unit Manager at Rocket Software. "SecurityShades lets road warriors do their jobs without compromising their confidential documents - no matter where they are working."
About Rocket Software
Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com) is a global software development firm that builds enterprise products and delivers enterprise solutions in the following segments: Business Intelligence and Analytics; Storage, Networks, and Compliance; Application Development, Integration, and Modernization; and Database Servers and Tools. Rocket is engaged in business and technology partnerships with IBM, EMC, Fujitsu, HP Enterprise Services, Hitachi Data Systems, Avaya, Motorola, Epicor, and many others. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.