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

WinMagic 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.

WinMagic's AES 256-bit encryption incorporated into SecureDoc holds Certificate #1 issued by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology 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.

Compatible with all editions of Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, and 2000, SecureDoc Enterprise Server 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.

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