SecureDoc Approved for Canadian Gov't

SecureDoc full-disk encryption on Canadian government's procurement list

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

October 18, 2007

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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- WinMagicR Inc. (, the innovative leader in disk encryption, today announces that its SecureDoc

v4.3 full-disk encryption solution has been qualified by the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) for inclusion on the IT Security Pre-qualified Product List (IPPL) under the IT Security Product Pre-qualification Program (IPPP). The IPPP is an initiative jointly led by the CSE and Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to pre-qualify IT security products for use within the Government of Canada (GC).

The objective of the program is to facilitate the procurement of IT security

products by GC departments that meet CSE's pre-qualification criteria. IT security products which are to be considered by CSE for placement on the IPPL must meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Validation to FIPS 140-1 or FIPS 140-2, or integration of a cryptographic module validated to FIPS 140-1 or FIPS 140-2 under the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP);

  • Endorsement under CSE's Cryptographic Endorsement Program (CEP); or

  • Certification or recognition under the Canadian Common Criteria Scheme (CCS).

SecureDoc holds not only FIPS 140-2 Level 1 but is also the only full disk encryption solution to achieve Level 2 from the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) of the US Department of Commerce. SecureDoc has also achieved BITS Tested Mark for use by financial industry, earned Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL 4) Certification (the highest level that is recognized in over 20 countries worldwide), and is the

only disk encryption software certified by the NSA to safeguard U.S. government's "SECRET" level data.

SecureDoc also passed a separate examination process performed by the CSE which verified that:

  • SecureDoc uses FIPS-approved cryptographic algorithms and key management scheme;

  • SecureDoc does not contain known vulnerabilities which pose unacceptable risks; and

  • SecureDoc has potential application within the Government of Canada

"This certification from the CSE underscores WinMagic's commitment to the Canadian Government and governments worldwide," said Thi Nguyen-Huu, CEO for

WinMagic. "Internationally, government agencies and organizations alike are

looking to protect against data breaches from lost or stolen notebooks and information leakage from removable media devices." Nguyen-Huu continued. "WinMagic's numerous certifications, including Common Criteria and FIPS 140-1 and 140-2, ensure organizations can be certain that SecureDoc not only

protects all data, but also complies with all international data security requirements."

WinMagic Inc.

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