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Tokyo, Japan and Yverdon, Switzerland, September 16, 2009 — ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, and Lotaris SA, a Swiss-based mobile security service provider, today announced that they have concluded a partnership agreement to expand mobile security platform services for mobile operators and service providers. According to the agreement, ACCESS will resell managed services provided by the Lotaris® technology platform1 to mobile operators and service providers in selected Asian markets2. The Lotaris technology platform makes it possible to deliver and manage mobile security products to smartphone users directly through the mobile network.

The Lotaris technology platform is highly addressable with its mobile security services currently providing a seamless user experience to Windows Mobile®, Symbian, Android and BlackBerry® smartphone users. It provides mobile operators and service providers the ability to deliver services in flexible subscription-centric service models and to bill their subscribers directly. Lotaris has already launched the platform for mobile operators and service providers in Europe, North America, Latin America and India. With this agreement, ACCESS and Lotaris will work together to provide services for mobile operators and service providers in Asian markets, with the exception of India.

“ACCESS is a recognized global leader in mobile software, with an impressive 800 million deployments of its NetFront products worldwide,” said Robert Tibbs, founder, President and CEO, Lotaris SA. “Our Lotaris technology platform can automatically detect and address over 3,200 phone models from major manufacturers worldwide. We look forward to our partnership with ACCESS to accelerate these numbers.”

“As more and more devices share information via the Internet, security is becoming an important concern,” said Tomihisa Kamada, Co-CEO, president and co-founder of ACCESS. “Our partnership with Lotaris will provide cutting-edge software and services that allow users to enjoy their mobile life securely and conveniently.”

About ACCESS

ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for Web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront Browser, ACCESS Linux Platform and Garnet OS, provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers’ Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit http://gl.access-company.com/.

About LOTARIS

Headquartered in Yverdon, Switzerland, with offices in Dubai, the U.S., South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, India and China, Lotaris is a mobile applications service provider that delivers and manages professional applications to mobile operators globally and offers its solutions as a “plug and play” value added service. For more information, please visit: http://www.lotaris.com.

Media Contacts
ACCESS Lotaris
Head Office – Japan
ACCESS CO., Ltd
Miyuki Hanzawa: +81 (3) 5259-3685
prinfo@access.co.jp
Head Office – Switzerland
LOTARIS SA
Christophe Lienhard: +41 (79) 680 5450
info@lotaris.com
U.S.
Pam Miracle: +1 (408) 400 1543
pam.miracle@access-company.com
U.S.
Paul Miller: +1 (310) 945 7744
paul miller@lotaris.com
Europe
Laurence Clavère: +33 (6) 72 38 05 38
laurence.clavere@access-company.com
 
China
Brenda Jiang: +86 (10) 6439 6169
brenda.jiang@access-company.com
China
Vincent Gu: +86 (135) 1103 2191
vincent.gu@lotaris.com


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1 The Lotaris technology platform has been designed for global scalability, performance and availability with a full Sun Microsystems stack as its core, combined with the broad reach and massive resources of cloud computing provided by Amazon Web Services.

2 As of September 2009, markets include Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.