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CryptoMill, Seagate Partner

CryptoMill is offering management solutions for Seagate's encrypting notebook hard drive, Momentus 5400 FDE.2

TORONTO -- CryptoMill Technologies(R) today announced that it is offering management solutions for Seagate's encrypting notebook hard drive, Momentus 5400 FDE.2, using CryptoMill's endpoint data security solution - SEAhawk. The CryptoMill-Seagate solution addresses the critical need in the marketplace to protect against the real internal and external data security threats that organizations face from loss or misuse of sensitive information on laptops and mobile storage devices.

    81% of companies reported the loss of one or more laptops containing sensitive information during the past 12 months. - Ponemon Institute, 2006.

Data breaches have become the most critical security issue enterprises face today, as a result of endless losses and thefts of laptops and removable storage devices. As users rely on laptops and mobile storage devices the potential for data loss continues to grow. These threats have stirred attention at the highest level among worldwide regulators, industry bodies and heads of global corporations. There is a growing need for more comprehensive and complete solutions to preserve the privacy and confidentiality of core data in enterprises.

Seagate Technology is a market leader and independent maker of hard drives used to store data. Seagate's DriveTrust(TM) technology provides hard drive-based full disk encryption that automatically encrypts all data written to the disk without any performance impact to computer systems. The level of security Seagate's DriveTrust technology brings to the commercial market is unprecedented. It marks the beginning of a new way of thinking about the capabilities of the hard drive, beyond just storage, to address the current environment of data breaches and identity theft.

CryptoMill's relationship with Seagate ushers in a new era of data protection for laptops and mobile storage devices. It brings to the marketplace for the first time, a complete data security solution - one that is beyond encryption, and addresses both internal and external security threats. CryptoMill's SEAhawk will offer transparent management of the market's leading secure, encrypting hard drive, Seagate Momentus 5400 FDE.2, to achieve maximum benefits with minimum complexity. SEAhawk will provide enterprise-class key management and recovery, as well as integration with user management services in Microsoft(R) Windows(R) and Active Directory(R).

"Providing organizations of all sizes with an easy, centralized way to manage computers using DriveTrust technology to secure and encrypt sensitive data is key to widespread adoption and deployment of these secure systems," said John Bedrick, Senior Director of IT Security - New Market Development at Seagate Technology. "Seagate is teaming with CryptoMill and other independent software vendors to deliver simple management of systems powered by Momentus

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