updated 2/9/2011 9:46:07 AM ET 2011-02-09T14:46:07

CANTON, Ga., Feb. 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GBS Enterprises Inc. (OTCBB:GBSX) has announced that its majority owned subsidiary, GBS Business Software (GBS), a leading provider of IBM Lotus software and Cloud services, launched their new cloud offering: email encryption B2B and B2C.

With the protection of intellectual property and personal data increasingly becoming a major concern, companies are looking for secure solutions that effectively deal with the issues of confidentiality and integrity. GBS develops such solutions designed to provide both a comprehensive protection of the email communication and a high level of usability. "With iQ.Suite WebCrypt, we have recently added a highly innovative email encryption solution to our portfolio. Now time has come for the next step in evolution and offer iQ.Suite WebCrypt in the cloud. This will enable the easy access to the world of confidential email communication, especially for small and medium enterprises," explains Stefan Strobel, Head of Division GBS Applications and Services Europe at GBS Business Software AG.

iQ.Suite WebCrypt offers a surprisingly simple way to exchange confidential emails with customers and partners – with no keys or certificates nor any hardware or software installations required on the recipient side. Using WebCrypt, encrypted emails can be read directly via a secure, password-protected connection set up with a web browser. In addition, the WebCrypt server allows the user to securely reply to encrypted emails – even when the recipient has no encryption solution himself.

"Having until now implemented the hosting and operation of iQ.Suite WebCrypt within the customer's infrastructure, we now provide companies with a possibility to run our encryption solution from our proprietary GBS Live cloud computing platform," says Strobel. The cloud platform is operated at the IBM data center in Ehningen, Germany, which, according to Andreas Richter, Director of International Marketing at GBS Business Software AG, "is a guarantee for absolutely reliable operation meeting the highest security standards and providing maximum availability."

Besides comprehensive security in data exchange, WebCrypt in the cloud provides a high level of flexibility. The email encryption solution in the cloud can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, "WebCrypt can also easily be scaled to meet the requirements of increasing email traffic," says Andreas Richter and he adds: "With its integrated automatism, WebCrypt in the cloud can be tailored to the specific needs of our customers and delivered within the shortest possible timeframe."

As efficient email encryption is an absolute must for a consistent and legally compliant email process, iQ.Suite WebCrypt is an integral part of GBS's iQ.Suite email management platform. Combined with further components such as virus and spam protection, the software provides comprehensive protection for electronic communication processes.

CONTACT: Gary MacDonald
         EVP and Chief Corporate Development Officer
         GBS Enterprises, Incorporated
         917.477.9509
         gmacdonald@gbsx.us
         www.gbs.com

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