WinMagic rapidly gains market share and improves its Visionary Position within the 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection

WinMagic’s continuous commitment to innovation results in more than 25% license shipment growth and improves visionary status in the MDP Magic Quadrant

Mississauga, ON, Canada – September 14, 2012 - WinMagic Inc., the global innovator in disk encryption, today announced it has once again been ranked as a Visionary in Gartner Inc.’s annual Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection (MDP) report for 2012. This year’s report finds WinMagic moving even deeper into the Visionary category.

WinMagic’s investment in R&D is paying-off for customers and the company alike, resulting in a growth of license shipments by 25% in 2012, significantly outpacing the general market trend. Sales have been accelerated by many large competitive displacements and the continuation of the worldwide partnership with Lenovo. By delivering unique features such as a network enabled pre-boot operating environment, WinMagic is able to eliminate the headaches that typically accompany with the deployment and management of encrypted end-points.

“We are very pleased to be recognized as a Visionary by Gartner once again,” said Thi Nguyen-Huu, CEO of WinMagic. “WinMagic is committed to bringing leading technologies to market that deliver value to our customers and this continues to set us apart from competitors, who focus predominantly on Anti-Malware.”

By Gartner’s definition, Visionaries make investments in broad functionality and platform support, making planning choices that will meet future buyer demands while assuming some risk. Visionaries take risks in strategic R&D and realize competitive clout from those risks.

In a market where MDP is sometimes treated as a peripheral solution by large vendors, WinMagic continues to keep a strategic focus on and make investments in the development of its MDP solution, SecureDoc. As a dedicated vendor to encryption, WinMagic has the flexibility to respond to customer needs in a changing market versus larger competitors who have challenges integrating a broad portfolio of acquired and traditional solutions into the data security challenges faced by large enterprise organizations.

Gartner identified several key strengths of WinMagic which include:

  • A keen focus on Research and Development;
  • Win Magic’s PBConnex pre-boot networking, which is a key market differentiator
  • Strong strategic alliance with Lenovo and the ability to seamlessly integrate with Lenovo laptops
  • Great potential for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) use cases because SecureDoc can secure multiuser systems by means of a composite key allowing each user to have a unique start-up PIN and the SecureDoc file system associated with a users unique Windows credentials
  • Highly responsive to change requests for both customers and the needs of the market at large

WinMagic strives to offer as much value to customers as possible and recently sponsored a study by the Ponemon Institute to help determine the true total cost of ownership for data encryption solutions. This study not only revealed the overall costs associated with data encryption solutions, but also how innovative technologies like PBConnex can actually help reduce the overall cost of IT ownership by significantly simplifying the process to deploy and manage full-disk encryption. More information can be found at: http://www.winmagic.com/ponemonstudy

About The Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2012, by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in The Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About WinMagic Inc.
WinMagic Inc. provides the world’s most secure, manageable and easy-to–use data security solutions. WinMagic’s SecureDoc is a comprehensive encryption and security management product that can manage data security across the enterprise. By encrypting entire disks, specific files or folders locally or on the network as well as mobile devices and removable media, SecureDoc secures your data wherever it is stored, providing enterprise grade data security policy and key management across all operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS, Android and Linux. SecureDoc is trusted by thousands of enterprises and government organizations worldwide. Our solutions help organizations to minimize business risks, meet privacy/regulatory compliance requirements, and protect valuable information assets against unauthorized access. With a full complement of professional and customer services, WinMagic supports over three million SecureDoc users in more than 80 countries.

For more information, please visit www.winmagic.com, call 1-888-879-5879 or e-mail us at info@winmagic.com.

WinMagic, SecureDoc, SecureDoc Enterprise Server, Compartmental SecureDoc, SecureDoc PDA, SecureDoc Personal Edition, SecureDoc RME, SecureDoc Removable Media Encryption, SecureDoc Media Viewer, SecureDoc Express, SecureDoc for Mac and SecureDoc Central Database are trademarks and registered trademarks of WinMagic Inc., registered in the US and other countries. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners. © 2011 WinMagic Inc. All rights reserved.

Press Contacts:
Liz Scott
VP, Marketing
WinMagic Inc.
+1 (905) 502-7000 x221
Liz.Scott@winmagic.com


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