Europe, Middle East and India - WinMagic Meets Global Needs

New Members of International Leadership Team Witness Increasing Demand for Company’s Solutions

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, CANADA – February 12, 2014 - WinMagic Inc., the global innovator in data security, today announced a rapidly expanding international presence, including a new office in the U.K., based on increased demand for data security solutions in Europe, the Middle East and India. WinMagic recently appointed two new members of its leadership team: Darin Welfare as vice president and general manager of EMEA and India, and Nishant Verma as country manager for India.

This expansion follows a successful 2013 that saw the company’s presence grow significantly year over year with increased personnel investments in Germany, the U.K. and United Arab Emirates. Continued growth is driven by new business and a rapidly expanding channel program in key markets globally while maintaining a strong presence in both North America and Japan.

“WinMagic’s technology is proven to protect sensitive information and can be managed in a manner that is transparent to the users. This is the perfect solution to meet a variety of needs,” said Welfare, who is based at WinMagic’s new European office in Surrey, England. “Here, companies worry about protecting information, and they worry about privacy. They are quickly realizing that to help address both concerns, securing data at rest should be standard, and WinMagic has finally made this process seamless.”

WinMagic has made it easy to secure data for more than a decade. More and more companies are realizing that by encrypting data at rest and managing how that data is encrypted, they can protect corporate IP, sensitive government information, customer and patient data, and aid in regulatory compliance. Companies and government entities in new international markets are quickly adopting WinMagic’s SecureDoc for its ability to secure data without hindering productivity in any way, demonstrated by the company’s pre-boot functionality PBConnex, which delivers significant cost and time savings to IT pros, while making the solution more secure than the competition.

Welfare brings to WinMagic more than 14 years of sales leadership across EMEA and Asia Pacific, including a successful tenure at Parametric Technology, where most recently he led a successful strategy to offer enterprise customers solutions based on products from three different parts of the company’s portfolio.

Verma, meanwhile, has a long track record building sales programs for IT infrastructure and security firms, especially those that appeal to public facing entities in India. He comes to WinMagic from Tata Consultancy Services, and was previously with Symantec and Sun Microsystems.

“Devices are lost all the time, and IT decision makers from the front lines to the board room realize that the consequences could be disastrous,” said Verma. “WinMagic has seen success in North America, Japan and Europe, and there is already considerable interest in India.”

About WinMagic Inc.

Since 1997, WinMagic has made it easy to secure data by offering leading encryption and key management solutions. WinMagic is trusted by the largest healthcare, finance, education, retail, manufacturing and government organizations worldwide. They deploy WinMagic solutions to minimize business risks, meet privacy/regulatory compliance requirements and to protect valuable information.

WinMagic’s core offering, SecureDoc, ensures the security of data at rest by managing how it’s encrypted. SecureDoc makes the lives of IT and security administrators easier by securing data no matter where it resides and across any operating system. WinMagic’s unique pre-boot functionality, PBConnex, delivers significant cost and time savings to IT pros, while making the solution more secure than the competition. SecureDoc ensures data security even as IT environments change, including transitions to BYOD (bring your own device) and cloud computing.

With a full complement of professional and customer services, WinMagic supports over 5 million SecureDoc users in more than 80 countries.

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