Utimaco Upgrades SafeGuardSafeGuard RemovableMedia Portable function enables encrypted data to be exchanged without the need to install encryption software
WOKING, U.K. -- Anyone using
removable media will now find it easier to exchange encrypted data with
colleagues or business partners, with Utimaco's SafeGuard RemovableMedia
1.10. The new SafeGuard RemovableMedia Portable function enables
encrypted data to be exchanged without the need to install encryption
software on the computer that is receiving and using the data.
SafeGuard Removable Media works via a drag&drop mechanism that does not
need the usual administrator rights. The user inserts their removable
data medium, that has been secured and encrypted using SafeGuard
RemovableMedia, into a PC. They are then automatically prompted to enter
their password, so they can gain both read and write access to the
No matter whether a USB memory stick, memory card, external hard disk,
diskette or optical CD/DVD is used, SafeGuard RemovableMedia protects
data from unauthorised access at all times, even if the storage medium
is removed or is lost.
Any medium can hold either data which is entirely encrypted, or a
mixture of encrypted files and plain text data, whichever option best
suits your company's security policy. The administrator, working at the
central management console, has the option of defining security policies
that are restrictive and, at the same time, extremely flexible. They
can, for example, specify whether or not the portable function can be
copied to the removable storage medium.
A new feature in Version 1.10 is that key back-ups can now be used
flexibly on any computer. Every key can now be stored securely on a
network or on individual memory media and uploaded again if the PC is
damaged in any way. As a result, users can easily exchange keys with
each another. SafeGuard RemovableMedia's central logging functionality
records the most important events, such as new key generation, key
restoration, or any other change made to the security policy.
It also supports the distribution of company keys during setup, which
means encrypted data can be exchanged quickly and easily within the
company. In Windows Explorer every encrypted file is shown with an icon
superimposed on it, which means a user can tell at a glance whether a
file is encrypted.
"At present, four out of five mobile memory media have inadequate
encryption. We discovered this in a world-wide survey of more than one
thousand business users", explained Robert Zeh, Product Manager at
Utimaco. "SafeGuard RemovableMedia provides this data security, not only
in your own IT infrastructure but also, if needed, for all your
communications partners and the removable media they use."
Utimaco Safeware AG