WinMagic Partners with Lenovo to Secure Data on PCs

SecureDoc full-disk encryption protects all data on Lenovo notebooks

Toronto, Ontario – November 16, 2010 – WinMagic® Inc. (www.winmagic.com), an innovative leader in full-disk encryption, today announces a strategic relationship with Lenovo to assist its customer base in securing sensitive data.  WinMagic’s SecureDoc for Lenovo full-disk encryption will now protect all data on Lenovo notebooks and PCs.

SecureDoc for Lenovo offers full support for central management of new self-encrypting hard drives that meet the Opal standard issued by the Trusted Computing Group, including drives from Seagate and Hitachi Global Storage Technology.  SecureDoc for Lenovo provides fully managed software encryption for PCs without self-encrypting hard drives.

SecureDoc for Lenovo will seamlessly support Lenovo Rescue and Recovery for 32 and 64 bit Windows 7 environments.  Rescue and Recovery is an essential tool allowing users and administrators to restore backups, access files, diagnose problems, and make Ethernet connections when the Microsoft® Windows® operating system cannot start or run correctly.  It also enables administrators to deploy critical updates to PCs that are corrupted or off the network, and automatically apply patches to a PC during a restore operation. Rescue and Recovery is included by Lenovo at no extra cost on all ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops.

SecureDoc for Lenovo will also provide transparent pre-boot support for UPEK finger-print sensors built into Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks.  This integration of full-disk encryption with multi-factor authentication enables organizations to strengthen data security without negatively impacting productivity. To assist with international customer requirements, SecureDoc for Lenovo will be available in English, Japanese, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. 

“WinMagic has always believed that it should be just as simple to work on an encrypted device as an unencrypted device, and we are proud to work with Lenovo to provide notebooks with transparent, built-in full-disk encryption and multi-factor authentication combined with Rescue and Recovery,” said Garry McCracken, Vice President of Technology Partnerships, WinMagic Inc.  “As SecureDoc’s full-disk encryption is transparent, users are not inconvenienced and so productivity is not impacted,” McCracken continued.  “As users are not required to do anything extra to protect all data, organizations can be absolutely certain that all data security protocols related to data-at-rest are being followed at all times.”

“Our business customers need the strongest data security available today,” said Peter Schrady, vice president and general manager, Software and Peripherals, Lenovo. “Working with WinMagic, we’re providing enterprise-class disk encryption and centralized management and multi-platform capabilities. We’ve also integrated this new software solution with existing Lenovo security tools like our Rescue and Recovery and biometric fingerprint authentication.”

In addition to the central management of self-encrypting drives, SecureDoc also allows the deployment of any combination of sector-based full-disk encryption, file-and-folder encryption, container encryption and self-extractor encryption – eliminating the need for organizations to invest valuable time and money modifying their existing infrastructure and security policies to accommodate a new encryption layer.  Also, in the event a password is forgotten or the end-user is unavailable, SecureDoc utilizes centralized escrow and management of encryption keys to ensure critical data can be accessed and thus reduces costly calls to the help desk.

About WinMagic Inc.
WinMagic’s SecureDoc full-disk encryption solutions make it simple to protect all data on desktops, notebooks, tablets and removable media including USB thumb drives, CD/DVDs, and SD Cards. Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, and 2000; Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Leopard and Tiger as well as Linux platforms, SecureDoc makes it just as easy to centrally manage and use standard drives and self-encrypting drives including Seagate and Opal compliant drives. WinMagic is trusted by thousands of enterprises and government organizations worldwide 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 approximately 43 countries. For more information, please visit www.winmagic.com, call 1-888-879-5879 or e-mail us at info@winmagic.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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