Seagate Secures ASI Laptops

Seagate delivers industry's strongest security for ASI laptop computers

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. -- Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) today announced that Momentus® 5400 FDE.2, the world’s strongest encrypting 2.5-inch notebook PC hard drive with a comprehensive suite of powerful security capabilities, is shipping to ASI Computer Technologies for secure notebook systems that will feature Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) security management software to simplify enterprise deployments.

Seagate’s Momentus 5400 FDE.2 (Full Disc Encryption) hard drive features perpendicular recording technology to deliver up to 160GB of capacity, a fast Serial ATA interface, and hardware-based AES encryption, a government-grade security protocol used to encrypt all hard drive information transparently and automatically, preventing unauthorized access to data on lost or stolen laptops. The encrypting hard drive also gives organizations an easy way to repurpose or retire laptops without compromising sensitive information and to comply with the growing number of data privacy laws calling for the protection of consumer information using government-grade encryption.

ASI Computer Technologies, a leading channel provider of laptop PCs, will offer the drive in its new ASI C8015 whitebook system. For additional security, the ASI C8015, expected to be available as soon as April, will feature a biometric fingerprint reader for stronger user authentication. The laptop will target healthcare, legal, finance, government and other industries requiring strong protection of information stored on laptop PCs.

“Computer security is a growing concern for all of our channel customers, though fear of stolen laptops is especially acute,” said Kent Tibbils ASI senior director of Platform Technologies and Marketing. “And for good reason: the theft of intellectual property, customer information and other precious content stored on laptops can cost organizations dearly in legal remedies and customer retention, to say nothing of the considerable cost of restoring one’s good name. Seagate’s Momentus 5400 FDE.2 hard drive with the Wave Systems management software allows ASI to deliver notebooks with the strongest, easiest to deploy security available.”

Seagate Technology Inc. (NYSE: STX)

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