eSignSystems to Demonstrate Electronic Signing of Life Insurance Applications at the 2010 ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum in Las Vegas

Lee, MA — May 20, 2010 — eSignSystems, a division of Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX; www.wave.com) today announced that it will conduct demonstrations of its SmartSAFE electronic signature and vaulting solution at the 2010 ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum, focusing on the future of insurance and technology. eSignSystems’ SmartSAFE offers myriad benefits to insurance companies that can speed up the processing of new applications, and eliminate or reduce costs associated with handling and faxing paper documents. eSignatures can also add convenience for prospective policyholders, too, letting them sign applications in the comfort of their home.

What: Demonstrations of signing and storing life insurance applications using SmartSAFE

Where: Booth 154, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas

When: May 24-26, 2010

For years, many insurers have embraced "straight-through processing"—an initiative that streamlines the issuing process to be more efficient and cost effective. Shortening the transaction-related processing time can translate into a higher probability that a policy will be issued on time. eSignatures can play an important role as more and more companies adopt straight-through processing.

"eSignatures are becoming recognized as a best practice for ensuring digital accountability of electronic transactions and we’re thrilled to show how our SmartSAFE software can help to safeguard electronic documents, improve customer satisfaction and reduce regulatory errors," said Kelly Purcell, eSignSystems’ Executive Vice President. "Over the coming year, we believe that those who adopt eSignatures can benefit from the competitive advantages those solutions offer."

The 2010 ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum aims to help insurance carriers improve data integrity, meet regulatory requirements and stay competitive. It attracts C-level executives, line-of-business managers and IT staff.

About eSignSystems™ — eSignSystems a division of Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ:WAVX) is a leading provider of lifecycle management of electronic legally binding signed documents, contracts and digital transactions. eSign Transaction Management Suite (eTMS) enables companies to manage business processes and transactions entirely online. eTMS organizations can immediately achieve regulatory compliance, improved productivity and efficiency in processing transactions, and significant cost savings through the elimination of document transportation costs, processing and storage. For more information, visit www.esignsystems.com.

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About Wave Systems Corp.

Wave is a pioneer in hardware-based PC security that provides software to help solve critical enterprise PC security challenges such as data protection, strong authentication, network access control and the management of these enterprise functions.  Wave is a founding member of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), a consortium of more than 100 companies that forged open standards for hardware security.  Wave’s EMBASSY® line of client- and server-side software leverages and manages the security functions of the TCG’s industry standard hardware security chip, the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) as well as hard drives that comply with TCG’s “Opal” self-encrypting drive (SED) standard.  Self-encrypting drives are a growing segment of the data protection market, offering increased security and better performance than most existing software-based encryption solutions.  TPMs are standard equipment on many enterprise-class PCs shipping today and have shipped on an estimated 300 million PCs worldwide.  Using TPMs and/or SEDs and Wave software, enterprises can substantially and cost-effectively strengthen their current security solutions.  Visit http://www.wave.com for more information.

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Kelly Purcell
eSignSystems
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