WinMagic Launches SecureDoc v5

Full-disk encryption solution features a single integrated enterprise console for policies and profiles

January 8, 2011

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Toronto, Ontario – January 6, 2011 – WinMagic' Inc. (, an innovative leader in full-disk encryption (FDE), today announces the release of SecureDoc v5, the comprehensive full-disk encryption solution that makes it easy and cost effective for organizations to seamlessly integrate data protection with existing security policies to protect sensitive data in any Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)/Vista/XP, Mac OS X Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard and/or Linux environment.

SecureDoc v5 features a single integrated enterprise console for policies and profiles which provides support for Windows (including Windows 7 64 bit), Mac OS and/or Linux support, OPAL Self-Encrypting Drives (SED), Full-Disk and File Folder Encryption, removable media encryption, portable and secure USB encryption (no additional software installation or administration access rights required) and Intel' Anti-Theft Technology. SecureDoc v5 also provides a multi-language client available in English, Japanese, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

SecureDoc makes easy to centrally-manage self-encrypting drives, including Seagate Drive Trust Momentus hard drives and Opal compliant drives and also makes it simple for organizations to deploy sector-based full-disk encryption, file-and-folder encryption, container encryption and self-extractor encryption. And, in the event that a password is forgotten or the user is unavailable, SecureDoc v5 utilizes centralized escrow and management of encryption keys to ensure critical data can be accessed. SecureDoc v5 also adds full-disk encryption and encryption management to Intel' Anti-Theft Technology (Intel' AT) – a laptop theft deterrence mechanism enabling organizations to issue a “poison pill” to disable stolen laptops whether or not they are connected to the internet – ensuring data cannot be accessed before a laptop is disabled, even if the hard drive is removed and installed on another computer.

SecureDoc v5 enables administrators to create and securely share key files (or encryption policies) as well as link SES profiles with specific users or specific Windows/Mac devices – making it easy to ensure compliance with security policies when sharing data with co-workers, clients and customers. Additionally, SecureDoc v5’s audit functionality enables administrators to track data security down to the individual user or device level.

SecureDoc v5 also includes enhanced features for Mac OS X users, including Password Synchronization; support for self-help, challenge/response data recovery; an automatic encryption option for removable media that expedites conversion time; an Auto Login (AutoBoot) feature; and the OS Picker, which enables access to an external recovery/repair CD/DVD from an encrypted Mac.

An all-new intuitive dashboard enables administrators to set and send security policies to desktops, laptops, tablets and USB devices – ensuring any user’s selected device is protected by transparent data encryption that complies with all existing security protocols. The dashboard provides a single interface which enables administrators to customize user profiles, installation packages and global options within the SecureDoc Enterprise Server (SES). By synchronizing Microsoft’s Active Directory with SES, key files can be dynamically provisioned so encrypted data stores can be securely shared with only authorized users without entering passwords, ensuring maximum productivity and data security. This flexibility ‘future proofs’ an organization’s investment in data security by making it easy to upgrade to newer versions of the SES without inconveniencing users.

SecureDoc v5’s new productivity-enhancing user features include built-in wizards which enable users to customize personal settings to make it easy to securely transfer data between their desktop/laptop and their removable media as well as functionality which enables users to ‘drag-and-drop’ files in and out of encrypted Windows, Mac and Linux folders. Productivity is further enhanced by a portable secure media viewer which allows third-party users with the correct password to securely view files or folders on a USB without key files, additional software installation or admin access rights.

New File Folder Encryption (FFE) for USB devices enables organizations to combine FDE with FFE to maximize Personal Identifiable Information (PII) security. Once granted exclusive or shared access to a secure folder, a SecureDoc client can encrypt folders on the local or network drive – enabling users that share a unique group key to securely share files and folders without a password – to maximize both security and productivity.

“Data protection solutions typically require an organization to invest valuable time and money modifying their existing infrastructure and security policies to accommodate a new encryption layer,” said Joseph Belsanti, Vice President of Marketing, WinMagic Inc. “Unlike the typical solution, SecureDoc v5 can be easily customized to fit existing security policies within any environment – making it simple and cost effective for our customer base to add data protection in a real-world heterogeneous environment,” Belsanti continued. “Whether our customers want to encrypt data on PC, Mac or Linux clients, whether they want to encrypt removable media, whether they want to take advantage of new data security technologies – like Intel' Anti Theft Technology or Self Encrypting Hard Drives – SecureDoc v5 future-proofs their IT security spend by ensuring a smooth transition to these technologies and a quick successful deployment under one integrated enterprise server console.”

About WinMagic Inc.

WinMagic’s SecureDoc full-disk encryption solutions make it simple to protect all data on desktops, laptops, tablets and removable media including USB thumb drives, CD/DVDs, and SD Cards. Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, and 2000; Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Leopard and Tiger as well as Linux platforms, SecureDoc makes it just as easy to centrally manage and use standard drives and self-encrypting drives including Seagate and Opal compliant drives. WinMagic is trusted by thousands of enterprises and government organizations worldwide 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 three million SecureDoc users in approximately 43 countries. For more information, please visit, call 1-888-879-5879 or e-mail us at [email protected].

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