WinMagic Now In CESG Program; Starts U.K. CPA Certification

Company’s Solutions Aid in Compliance with Public Data Encryption Mandate

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 3 September 2014 - WinMagic Inc., the global innovator in data security, today announced that its SecureDoc solution has been accepted for certification by CESG, the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance in the U.K. WinMagic is currently undergoing testing for foundation-level Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) certification, which will approve SecureDoc for official classification use with government organisations.

“Eighty percent of information created by government bodies in the U.K. is classified as official, and devices which store, view or use official information must be able to encrypt that data,” said Darin Welfare, vice president and general manager of EMEA and India for WinMagic. “WinMagic has a long track record of providing world leading encryption management solutions through its SecureDoc brand, and we carry the endorsement of close relationships with leading vendors such as HP and Lenovo. Based on the discussions we are having, we will quickly deploy effective security solutions that protect sensitive information to further aid in data security requirements for U.K. government organisations.”

With expected certification, U.K. entities in the government, defence and public sector — as well as other industries — can benefit from WinMagic’s market innovation. With a feature WinMagic pioneered called PBConnex, SecureDoc allows for pre-boot network authentication – authenticating the users via their local network. This also enables IT managers to reset users’ passwords and make Active Directory role assignments without needing to visit each machine, and without users completing complicated password-challenge-response queries. This saves a dramatic amount of IT time without sacrificing the security of the machines.

U.K. government organisations will also benefit from newer technology developments — led in part by WinMagic — that make encryption technologies more cost effective and easier to use. For example, WinMagic has been supporting self-encrypting storage drives (SEDs) — in particular, Opal SEDs — since their inception, allowing WinMagic customers to seamlessly manage Opal drives alongside other encryption methods.


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 6 million SecureDoc users in more than 80 countries.

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