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July 8, 2004


California Bankers Association announces new Endorsed Partner relationship with AirZip, Inc.


-- Persistent file security now available for CBA Members --


San Francisco, CA, July, 2004 – The California Bankers Association and AirZip, Inc. announces the availability of industry leading file content security to meet the needs of CBA members. CBA endorses AirZip FileSECURE as unprecedented protection, privacy and enhanced productivity in meeting regulations and laws plus business policies.


Banking Applications

“Persistent security is a necessity for banks to efficiently prevent information loss and cost effectively comply with privacy laws and regulations,” said Ellen Kaufman, Senior VP of CBA. “We have selected AirZip FileSECURE because it can help our members rapidly improve compliance without major IT system changes.” Persistent security is a key component in compliance efforts with numerous privacy and financial regulations such as HIPAA, the Gramm Leach Bliley Act, Sarbanes Oxley, and California Senate Bill 1386.


California banks have experienced very high costs and PR damage due to losses of customer data resulting from stolen lap top computers and other memory devices. “Controlling and monitoring access to sensitive information is a critical requirement for banks,” said Lee Bauman, CEO of AirZip Inc. “The California Bankers Association understands the need for information security and has endorsed AirZip FileSECURE to help CBA members easily implement file security plans. AirZip is committed to provide CBA members with the industry’s best file security solutions.”


About AirZip FileSECURE

AirZip FileSECURE is the premier, easy-to-use enterprise file encryption and access control solution. FileSECURE secures business communication by protecting files and documents anywhere they are sent or stored. FileSECURE can be used to provide user friendly encryption of files; and is simple to use with no user tracking of keys. In addition, with FileSECURE the author can control who can use the file, when they use it, and how they use it. And these permissions can be changed even after the file is sent. The product works with modern scanners that banks typically have in house, to automatically and securely scan and send digital documents. Banks can significantly reduce costs, and speed delivery of sensitive material such as loan documents, with no compromise of security, rather than sending documents with a courier such as FedEX.


Protection of Scanned Documents

AirZip FileSECURE may be used with desk top or lap top computer applications, with file servers, with web applications, and with multifunction document scanners to:


Persistently protect information that is shared with others, ensuring that only authorized individuals are able to access the information,


Track and report on files for confirmation of receipt and uses,


Control and change file access permissions at any time (View, Print, Copy, Save, Available On/Expiration dates and times),


Automatically handle encryption, de-encryption, authentication and keys while transparent to users, and


Automatically Scan Secure Send documents directly from a scanner to an email recipient.