WinMagic's SecureDoc Honored with 2014 Readers’ Choice Award

Readers Laud Solution’s Ability to Secure Data Without Impeding User Productivity

MISSISSAUGA, ON CANADA – November 13, 2014 – The readers and editors of Information Security magazine and have selected WinMagic’s flagship data encryption solution, SecureDoc, as a 2014 Readers’ Choice Award winner in the Best of Encryption 2014 category. According to the write up announcing the winners, “Readers told [the editors] that SecureDoc not only handled most of what you'd typically encounter in an enterprise, but that it did it in a way that's not difficult on users.”

The Information Security™ magazine and 2014 Readers’ Choice Award winners were selected based on an extensive, in-depth survey of Information Security ™ magazine and readers. The survey included more than 1,700 information security executives and managers, who were asked to assess and rate products deployed within their organizations from a listing of more than 400 products spanning 22 product categories. 

SecureDoc is a highly secure yet flexible solution that enables businesses to comply with privacy and security regulations by protecting sensitive data residing in laptops, desktops, servers and on removable media. SecureDoc provides customers with the most robust data encryption and security support in the industry, managing everything encryption-related within the enterprise.

When applying Microsoft BitLocker alone, users and administrators are able to take advantage of strong native encryption, but authentication is device-based, not user-based as today’s businesses require. SecureDoc has been significantly enhanced to fill the key gap in this native encryption offering, providing better control and security with enablement of user-based and multi-factor authentication. 

More importantly, with a feature called PBConnex, SecureDoc allows for pre-boot network authentication—authenticating the users via the local network. With PBConnex, IT managers can reset users’ passwords and make Active Directory role assignments without a physical visit to each machine, and without users completing complicated password-challenge-response queries. This saves a dramatic amount of IT administrator time without sacrificing the security of the machines.

“Since 1997, WinMagic has been making it easy to secure data by offering leading encryption and key management solutions,” said Thi Nguyen-Huu, president and chief executive officer of WinMagic. “This honor is especially meaningful as the winners were selected based on feedback from security pros that have experienced the benefits of our solutions.”

In addition to BitLocker management, SecureDoc also manages Trusted Computer Group (TCG) Opal drives, Apple’s FileVault 2 and SecureDoc’s own FIPS 140-2 certified software encryption. SecureDoc is therefore compatible with the most advanced storage approaches and common operating systems without experiencing any of the hassles typically associated with encryption management.


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 5 million SecureDoc users in more than 80 countries.

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