FRIDAY HARBOR, WA--(Marketwire - October 25, 2010) - The FiReGlobal : West Coast Conference is proud to announce that Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) has been selected as a FiReStar company. In addition to passing the challenges of similar competitions, FiReStar companies, both local and global, are chosen for their potential to bring large-scale positive change to the world. Eight of these companies will be showcased throughout the conference and at a special reception during FiReGlobal : West Coast, where local and global investors will be given the chance to meet company officers.

Wave Systems is a leading provider of client and server software for hardware-based digital security, enabling organizations to know who is connecting to their critical IT infrastructure, protect corporate data, and strengthen the boundaries of their networks. Wave's core products are based around the Trusted Platform Module (TPM), the industry-standard hardware security chip that is included as standard equipment on most enterprise-class PCs shipping today.

"Cyber threats continue to escalate and, as an industry, we've long needed a new approach to secure the global IT infrastructure for businesses and consumers," said Steven Sprague, CEO and President of Wave Systems. "The PC industry rose to this challenge and invested in hardware security, now standard on tens of millions of new computers. Wave Systems has been at the forefront of this approach, helping customers realize the benefits of turning on trusted computing hardware to secure the enterprise. Imagine a future where you log into your device and your device securely manages connections to all of your services. That future of trust can be realized today."

The FiReGlobal : West Coast conference will take place November 11th at the Seattle Fairmont Olympic Hotel. This is the second annual regional version of the renowned Future in Review™ global technology conference, which the Economist calls "the best technology conference in the world." FiReGlobal : West Coast will showcase a world-class gathering of local and global thought leaders in technology and economics through a series of interviews and onstage conversations. The conference will feature Oracle President Mark Hurd, who will take the stage as a Conversation Interview in his first outside speaking engagement since joining Oracle. In a move beyond other tech conferences, FiReGlobal : West Coast has overlaid regional problems nominated by local leaders, to be solved through the collaboration of local Chief Technology Officers prior to the conference.

"Wave Systems is going to show Conference attendees something they thought was impossible, in today's increasingly dangerous world: hack-proof security down to the device. Anyone interested in moving their enterprise into this world should make a point of attending and meeting their team," said Mark Anderson, CEO of SNS, Chair of FiRe and FiReGlobal : West Coast.

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SNS has been operating the annual FiRe Conference for nine years. The Economist calls FiRe "the best technology conference in the world." FiRe exposes world experts and participants to new ideas, producing an accurate portrait of the future and focuses on creating technology solutions to current local and global problems. FiRe 2011 will take place May 24-27, 2011 at Montage Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach, CA. To register for FiReGlobal : West Coast, or FiRe 2011, go to

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Press Contact:
Jennifer Lee
Strategic News Service
FiReGlobal : West Coast
P.O. Box 1969
Friday Harbor, WA
Tel. 360 378 8628