SplashData Brings its Popular SplashID Application to
Secure Password Management Application
Helps Users Securely
and Easily Manage Their Critical Information
Los Gatos, Calif. – August 16, 2006 – SplashData,
the leading provider of mobile productivity software, announced today
that its popular secure password management application, SplashID, is
now available for BlackBerry® from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:
RIMM). Users of SplashID for BlackBerry will be able to organize, manage
and access passwords and other critical information securely on their
BlackBerry handset as well as their notebook or desktop PC. With over
500,000 users of its versions for Windows, Mac OS and various mobile
phone platforms, SplashID is among the leading solutions worldwide for
password security and management.
SplashID gives BlackBerry users the ability to create and organize user
names, passwords, credit card numbers and PINs in an encrypted database.
Designed for both functionality and ease of use, SplashID has a long
list of features that provide enhanced security and convenience. Included
PC software allows the user's encrypted password database to be synchronized
between the BlackBerry handset and a notebook or desktop computer.
"With over five million users, BlackBerry has become much more than a
solution for wireless e-mail. People are now also using BlackBerry for secure,
wireless access to company intranet and other business applications as well
as browsing Web sites that contain content that requires a user name and password," said
Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData. "We have repeatedly been asked for BlackBerry
support by individual users of SplashID. We're delighted to now have a solution
available for the dynamic and growing BlackBerry market."
Due to SplashID's widespread usage on notebooks and desktops as well
as smartphones, SplashID's release for BlackBerry has been anticipated
for some time among BlackBerry users. "I've been waiting for this
software ever since I got my BlackBerry a year ago," said Daniel
Min, a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur. "I've actually been keeping
my old phone in my briefcase just so I could continue using SplashID
to manage all my passwords."
"Our customers already store a wide variety of business and personal information
on their BlackBerry handsets and SplashID provides a convenient tool for storing
their various user names and passwords and synchronizing this data with their
PC," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Research
In Motion (RIM).
Studies show that more then half of online users surveyed utilize the
same user name and password for the Web sites they visit. Frequently
people also try to make user names and passwords simple and easy to remember.
Security experts agree that both of these behaviors are risky. Passwords
should be selected that are "strong," meaning they contain
upper and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation and should also be
SplashID users can automatically generate new strong passwords, protecting
their sensitive data from hackers and ID theft. All users need to do
is enter their password criteria, and SplashID will generate a new random
password. Users also have the option of continuing to create their own
passwords. SplashID then secures the user's passwords and data in an
encrypted database. Instead of having to remember dozens of passwords
and other pieces of sensitive information, a person simply needs to remember
one main key to unlock the rest of their passwords, which are stored
in a secure vault accessible on both the BlackBerry handset or a Windows
notebook or desktop computer.
SplashID for BlackBerry is available for immediate download at www.splashdata.com for $29.95. This price includes both the BlackBerry handset application
and the Windows desktop companion software.
About SplashData, Inc.
Founded in 2000 and based in Silicon Valley, California, SplashData
(www.splashdata.com) is the leading developer of security and productivity
applications for smartphones. The company's SplashWallet suite provides a complete
solution for managing passwords, digital photos, financial accounts and
lists and synchronizing this information between a phone and a PC. SplashData
also sells the components of the SplashWallet suite individually as SplashID,
SplashPhoto, SplashMoney and SplashShopper.
All of SplashData's products are available for immediate
download from www.splashdata.com. SplashID is also available on a site
license basis for IT managers seeking a password management and security
solution for Windows and Macintosh platforms as well as Palm OS / Treo,
Windows Mobile, Symbian Series 60 and Symbian UIQ mobile devices.
SplashTravel is a trademark of SplashData Incorporated. Palm and Treo
are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed
to Palm, Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are used
only for identification and may be trademarks or registered trademarks
of their respective companies.