CipherPoint Software Partners with Planet Technologies to Enable Compliance and to Secure Sensitive SharePoint Content for Health Care Organizations

Companies Bring Innovative Transparent Encryption Technology, Security and Compliance Consulting to Microsoft SharePoint Health Care Customers

Austin, TX, December 06, 2011 --( CipherPoint Software and Planet Technologies announced today a partnership that aims to address the compliance and security concerns that health care accounts have regarding sensitive information and electronically protected health care information (ePHI), specifically as it relates to Microsoft SharePoint.

CipherPoint’s flagship products are CipherPointSP Enterprise, a transparent content encryption software solution for SharePoint, and CipherPointKM, a central security console providing advanced key management and administration capabilities for multiple SharePoint servers running CipherPointSP Enterprise.

The CipherPoint solution is the first enterprise-class content security solution for SharePoint. CipherPoint Software’s approach delivers transparent encryption for sensitive and confidential content, with no client software required and no user interaction required. CipherPoint Software’s products enable compliance with multiple regulations (including PCI DSS, GLBA, HITECH, and state data privacy laws) requiring encryption of sensitive and confidential information. The products provide an effective solution to protect against the insider threat within any SharePoint environment while enforcing separation of duties and need-to-know among business users, information security personnel, and the various tiers of SharePoint administrators.

Users of SharePoint interested in learning more about the CipherPoint transparent encryption solution should visit CipherPoint’s website at:

“CipherPoint recognizes the task facing health care organizations as they seek to deploy collaboration platforms in a secure, compliant manner,” said Mike Fleck, CEO, CipherPoint. “We are pleased to partner with Planet to solve today’s security and compliance challenges through Planet’s SharePoint health care expertise and CipherPoint’s transparent encryption technology.”

Planet Technologies is a five-time Microsoft Federal Partner of the Year and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, State and Local Government Partner of the Year, xRM Partner of the Year, and member of Microsoft President's Club and Inner Circle, with many SharePoint MVPs on staff. For more information about Planet Technologies and their healthcare offerings, please visit:

“Planet sees both challenges and tremendous opportunities for health care accounts using collaboration platforms such as SharePoint," said Marie-Michelle Strah, PhD, who leads Planet's Federal Health Care Practice. “CipherPoint brings an innovative approach to solving our health care clients’ HITECH compliance and security challenges.”

About CipherPoint Software, Inc.

CipherPoint Software is the first provider of transparent content encryption software for Microsoft SharePoint, and was founded by IT security industry veterans with deep experience in building security technology companies.

About Planet Technologies

Planet Technologies was built around investing in and developing long term relationships with our customers and corporate partners. We work hard to keep our staff trained on the latest technologies, policy and operational issues impacting today’s federal and corporate environments. Being an expert on the technology we support is the first step, more importantly is understanding your business mission and integrating technology into a long term strategic plan.

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