WinMagic and Spyrus Partner to Underscore Commitment to Cryptographic Security Standards

WinMagic and Spyrus have teamed to deliver the only software and hardware-based encryption solution selected by the U.S. Department of Defense's "Data at Rest" program to secure all data on mobile computer programs and removable storage media. Teaming to secure the award of the Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) - which could result in contract values exceeding $79 million with the Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. General Services Administration - underscores both companies' long-term commitment to furthering data security via the strongest security standards and developer collaboration.

By incorporating WinMagic's SecureDoc software into its Talisman/DS Data Security Suite, Spyrus can now offer high-strength hardware file encryption and efficient software disk encryption to provide a scalable, multi-layered security solution to protect the confidentiality and integrity of data at rest and data in transit. Talisman/DS is unique in supporting the entire set of high-strength Suite B cryptographic algorithms, including the default settings of AES-256, SHA-384 and ECC P-384, as well as all of the legacy algorithms (RSA, triple-DES, and SHA-1).

Specific Talisman/DS Data Security Suite product packages under the BPA include:
- WinMagic's SecureDoc full-disk encryption software which automatically protects every sector on the disk, including temporary files, free space, and swap files;
- WinMagic's SecureDoc software combined with SPYRUS Rosetta USB Executive Suite to provide full-disk encryption and pre-boot authentication. When used with a Rosetta USB token, the SecureDoc AES 256-bit disk encryption key can be protected by an equally strong ECC P-384 key, the equivalent of an RSA-7680 key. Competing products use the much weaker RSA 1024-bit or 2048-bit keys, or fail to encrypt the disk encryption keys at all;
- Hydra Privacy Card (Hydra PC) Series II Enterprise Edition hardware-based secure file sharing encryption and secure mass storage device. Hydra PC was the only hardware encryption product approved under the DAR Program;
- Hydra PC Series II Enterprise Edition combined with WinMagic SecureDoc software to provide hardware-based secure file sharing encryption, secure mass storage, and full-disk encryption for superior protection of data at rest and data in transit.

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