SanDisk 1st WinMagic Certified Validation Status for SEDs

New Validation Program Offers Drive OEMs Opportunity to Validate SED Compatibility with SecureDoc

MISSISSAUGA, ON CANDADA – May 13, 2014 - WinMagic Inc., the global innovator in disk encryption, today announced that SanDisk Corp. is the first Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) vendor to receive the WinMagic Certified Secure certificate as part of the new SecureDoc compatibility program for its SanDisk X300s SSD™.

SecureDoc offers market-leading data encryption management and control of SEDs leveraging the Trusted Computing Group’s (TCG) Opal 2.0 storage specification. As a contributing member of the TCG, WinMagic is a recognized leader in Opal 2.0 SED management and works closely with leading SED manufacturers to test and certify their drives with SecureDoc.

“Having worked closely with SanDisk for the past few months, we’re excited to announce that they’re the first company to complete the WinMagic Certified Secure Validation program for SED compatibility with SecureDoc,” said Garry McCracken, vice-president, technology partnerships at WinMagic Inc. “The SanDisk X300s SSD offers great security and flexibility for organizations seeking strong hardware encryption solutions that can be easily managed by SecureDoc Enterprise Server.”

Products that go through the WinMagic Certified Secure Validation program undergo rigorous testing and qualification with dedicated development and quality assurance support to ensure that the SEDs operate flawlessly with SecureDoc. The collaborative process helps provide customers with peace-of-mind when selecting the right SED for their SecureDoc deployment.

“Knowing WinMagic to be a leader in encryption and data protection, we worked closely with them on the development of our first self-encrypting drive and have made them a key partner in our security ISV ecosystem,” said Tarun Loomba, vice-president, client storage solutions marketing at SanDisk. “Combining the power of our X300s SSD with a compatible ecosystem of ISV solutions provides an ideal option for helping corporate CIOs sustain high employee productivity, ensure legal compliance, and lower TCO.”

WinMagic believes the best solution that can be used within the enterprise for data encryption is a combination of hardware-based encryption such as SEDs combined with SecureDoc central management. From an optimal security perspective, this combination affords the best blend of data encryption security and overall management for all organizations.

The SanDisk X300S SSD has been tested and certified to be compatible with the following versions of SecureDoc:

All versions of SecureDoc include support for the TCG Opal 2.0 management specification.

About SanDisk

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart phones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.

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 5 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. © 2014 WinMagic Inc. All rights reserved.


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*1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user capacity less.

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