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WinMagic Awarded Contract By The Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. General Services Administration


WinMagic Selected to Protect Sensitive, Unclassified Data Residing on Government Laptops, other Mobile Computing Devices and Removable Storage Media Devices

June 21, 2007; 12:14 AM

Mississauga, Ontario, and Washington DC WinMagic® Inc. (www.winmagic.com), the innovative leader in disk encryption, today announces that its SecureDoc full-disk encryption product has been selected to protect sensitive, unclassified data residing on laptops, other mobile computing devices, and removable storage media devices by the Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. General Services Administration.  The Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) initiative could result in contract values exceeding $79 million.

“This prestigious contract award underscores WinMagic’s long-standing position as a leading encryption supplier to the U.S. government,” said Thi Nguyen-Huu, CEO for WinMagic.  “I am proud to say that WinMagic was actually selected twice – once for SecureDoc and once combined with the Rosetta USB and Hydra PC Series II hardware-based solutions from Spyrus, both of which will address the DAR security needs today and well into the future,” Nguyen-Huu continued.  “WinMagic is confident that Department of Defense customers will be particularly attracted to SecureDoc’s unrivalled ability to seamlessly integrate with the Common Access Card and the Personal Identity Verification card at pre-boot as this makes it simple to comply with HSPD 12.”

This award recognizes WinMagic’s position as an innovative encryption leader.  Its AES 256-bit encryption incorporated into SecureDoc holds Certificate #1 issued by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and holds numerous accreditations, certifications, and awards including not only FIPS 140-2 Level 1, but Level 2, to the exclusion of our competitors.  SecureDoc’s FORTEZZA-based version is also the only disk encryption software certified by the NSA to safeguard U.S. government’s “SECRET” level data.

Built on the open standards and featuring a robust and flexible AES 256-bit encryption algorithm, SecureDoc supports removable media including USB thumb drives, flash removable media, and CD/DVDs.  U.S. federal departments and agencies as well as state and local governments can now transparently implement IT data security policies that will ensure that all removable media is encrypted and, therefore, prevent data leakage of personal identifiable information and sensitive data.

Having supported the encryption of mobile devices since 1998, WinMagic has leveraged its unparalleled experience to make it simple for organizations to ensure that no unencrypted data makes its way onto removable media.

Compatible with all editions of Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, and 2000, SecureDoc Enterprise Server (SES) edition also makes it simple to configure user/group profiles, deploy them, and manage them for tens of thousands of users.  Remote features permit adding, removing, or augmenting user/group profiles as well as allowing password recovery and integration/synchronization with Active Directory and other LDAP servers.
True to WinMagic’s guiding principle that “whatever you can do with an unencrypted disk you should be able to do with an encrypted disk,” protecting end-point devices with SecureDoc translates into the ultimate transparency for the end user without sacrificing the integrity of securing sensitive data.  For example, SecureDoc makes it possible for users not to have a password due to the fact that they can be authenticated through their profile, and hence be provisioned their appropriate encryption key to securely access their devices or data stores.
In addition, SES is uniquely positioned to provide the dynamic provisioning of keys and key files to users, and possesses the unique ability to label keys in human readable terms so that they can be easily identified and recognized for encrypted archived data stores.  Problems related to unlocking these long term storage archives are solved as the respective encryption key can now be dynamically provisioned.  Passwords will not be remembered 20 years from now, but the encryption keys can still be easily identified in human readable text formats.
About WinMagic Inc.
WinMagic’s robust and innovative SecureDoc software provides the world’s most secure full-disk encryption.  Easy to use, deploy, and manage, SecureDoc Enterprise Edition makes it simple to combine full-disk encryption with user authentication at pre-boot. Authentication is provisioned in a single- or multi-factor fashion including password, smart card, TPM, hardware token, PKI, and biometrics. SecureDoc protects data at rest for endpoint devices including desktops, notebooks, external USB drives, and CD/DVDs. WinMagic’s data at rest solution provides granular capabilities of end-user management at an enterprise level through integration with MS Active Directory, LDAP servers, or PKI. SecureDoc’s unparalleled robustness, operability, and performance allows for easy enterprise deployments offering centralized administration with remote installation, and password recovery.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Canada, WinMagic operates in over 43 countries. For more information on products or services, please visit www.WinMagic.com, call 1-888-879-5879, or email [email protected].

 


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