WinMagic Recognized as a Visionary in Mobile Data Protection Magic Quadrant

Toronto, Ontario – September 29, 2011 – WinMagic® (www.winmagic.com), the prominent innovator in disk encryption, today announced that leading research firm, Gartner Inc., has positioned WinMagic as a “Visionary” in its Mobile Data Protection (MDP) Magic Quadrant* for 2011.  Gartner’s report states that, “MDP products secure data on movable storage systems in notebooks, smartphones, tablets and removable media.  They may also be used on desktops and servers.  MDP systems and procedures are needed to protect business data privacy, meet regulatory and contractual requirements, and comply with audits.  Buyers want common protection policies across multiple platforms, minimal support costs and proof that data is protected.  Every company must include MDP in its IT operations plan.”

“Vision is subjectively ranked according to a vendor’s ability to show a broad commitment to technology developments in anticipation of user wants and needs that turn out to be on target with the market,” notes the report.  “Companies that lead in vision typically own, license or partner on products in other security and configuration management markets,” the report continues.  “They must also demonstrate management features that make their products easy to integrate with enterprise directories, and to interoperate with other enterprise security and management systems.”

“Vision drives innovation, and innovation drives all advances in data protection,” said Thi Nguyen-Huu, President &CEO, WinMagic Inc.  “So WinMagic is very proud to be recognized as a visionary in Gartner’s prestigious Mobile Data Protection Magic Quadrant for 2011,” Nguyen-Huu continued.  “WinMagic’s heavy investment in R&D has driven many data protection breakthroughs – such as SecureDoc with PBConnex, the first FDE solution with preboot networking – that have eliminated the traditional barriers to data protection by making it just as easy to deploy, manage and use encrypted devices as unencrypted devices on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.”

WinMagic’s recently signed global reseller agreement with Lenovo, combined with deep laptop integration with Lenovo laptops, affords WinMagic a new opportunity to raise competitive visibility.

“Our customers need the strongest data security available today, and by working with WinMagic to deliver SecureDoc for Lenovo, we’ve added another layer to businesses’ defenses,” said Peter Schrady, vice president and general manager, Software and Peripherals, Lenovo.  “By integrating this solution with our existing tools like Rescue and Recovery and biometric fingerprint authentication we’re making data protection simple for users and administrators.”

WinMagic’s SecureDoc full-disk encryption provides platform support for Windows 2000 through 64-bit Windows 7, Mac OS X and Linux.  Embedded system support includes Seagate encrypting drives, TCG encrypting drives, TPM, Intel AT and EFI.  AES-NI is used to accelerate SSDs.  WinMagic applies FIPS 140-2 encryption to SEDs.  WinMagic has these FIPS and CC certifications: FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and CC EAL4.  It was included in the GSA’s SmartBuy award.

* Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection, John Girard, Eric Ouellet, September 29, 2011.

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About WinMagic Inc.
WinMagic’s SecureDoc full-disk encryption solutions make it simple to protect all data on desktops, laptops, 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 Lion, 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.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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