WinMagic Inc Awarded Contract with Leading Tax, Advisory and Audit Firm

Mississauga, ON, Canada – August 24, 2012 - WinMagic Inc., the innovator in data security and encryption solutions, today announced it had been awarded a multi-country contract with one of the Big Four global Tax, Advisory and Audit firms housing over 140,000 employees globally. The contract has been awarded to provide WinMagic's SecureDoc data encryption security software and services to safeguard all data on mobile devices, such as laptops, and removable media.

The solutions will provide functionality that comply with data breach notification laws and can help prove that data has been encrypted if lost or stolen a key component in protecting the privacy of the financial records of the firm’s clients.

“This global organization conducted an extensive evaluation of security products before choosing WinMagic as the vendor of choice,” said Mark Hickman, Senior Vice President, Sales for WinMagic Inc. “Our products will enable auditors and service professionals to work across a wide range of applications and environments, while being totally transparent to the end users.” Deployment of the solutions began earlier this month and will continue over the next several weeks.

WinMagic’s SecureDoc data encryption and security solution was chosen for a number of reasons that demonstrate why the company is considered a leader in the security market. According to the company, it has chosen SecureDoc because:

  • WinMagic is a leader and pioneer in hardware encryption (such as OPAL) with the ability to quickly adapt and execute in the market.
  • The breadth of what SecureDoc is capable to do from Full Disk Encryption, File and Folder Encryption, to removable media encryption.
  • The ability to quickly encrypt and share password protected removable media (with no restrictions) with 3rd party vendors, partners and clients.
  • SecureDoc offers a centralized management console for Mac, Windows and Linux as well as removable media.
  • The innovative security offered by pre-boot network authentication both wired and wirelessly through PBConnex, significantly reducing the total cost of ownership of Full Disk Encryption as system management processes do no longer need to be changed for encrypted devices.

 

All these, combined with the fact SecureDoc is a FIPS certified and approved solution, meant that the software was able to meeting the organization’s global Full Disk Encryption directives and individual member firm requirements.

SecureDoc is replacing the client’s current data security solution of a large Anti-Virus vendor, as this solution no longer meets the company’s requirements.

About SecureDoc

SecureDocTM is a comprehensive disk encryption and data security product that secures data at rest. It has two main components: the client software used to encrypt and protect data and the server software (SecureDoc Enterprise Server or SES) used to configure, deploy, and manage encryption for an entire organization.

Armed with a full arsenal of data protection solutions, SecureDoc provides: full disk encryption; PBConnex Pre Boot Networking, file and folder encryption; removable media and removable media container encryption; departmental server encryption; centralized management; Active Directory and LDAP integration, and much more. SecureDoc also makes it easy to centrally manage and use standard drives and self-encrypting drives including TCG OPAL-compliant drives.

SecureDoc was the first product in market to introduce network-based pre-boot authentication. This technology, PBConnex, has been recognized throughout the industry as a market leading security solution significantly reducing the total cost of ownership of data encryption. Most recently, WinMagic was awarded Security Magazine’s Innovator of the Year Award in 2011 for SecureDoc and the groundbreaking functionality PBConnex offers.

WinMagic’s SecureDoc data encryption and security solution protects sensitive data stored on desktops, servers as well as portable media such as laptops and removable media including USB thumb drives and CD/DVDs. It is compatible with all editions of Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, and 2000 as well as Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard and Linux platforms.

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.

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