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DATEV Selects WinMagic Encryption

DATEV selects WinMagic's SecureDoc full-disk encryption to protect data on laptops

NUREMBERG, Germany -- WinMagicR Inc.

(www.winmagic.com), the innovative leader in full-disk encryption, today announced that DATEV eG, a software company and IT service provider for tax consultants, auditors, lawyers and their clients, is installing SecureDoc full-disk encryption software to protect all data on company laptops. Nuremberg-based DATEV will also purchase additional SecureDoc licenses to service its 40,000 member organizations (tax offices, accountant firms, consultants, lawyers, etc.). DATEV selected SecureDoc for its robustness and flexibility, including its unique ability to seamlessly integrate with DATEV mIDentity authentication tokens with integrated smart cards at pre-boot.

With more than 70 percent of all tax offices in Germany affiliated with DATEV and about two thirds of medium-sized German companies' financial accounts being looked after by tax consultants using DATEV software, its initial purchase of 1800 SecureDoc licenses will primarily be rolled out to internal consultants in 26 Information Centres in Germany, its Information Office in Brussels, and several associated offices in Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy, and Spain.

"WinMagic was the only disk encryption vendor that was able to meet DATEV's strict requirements on security, usability and administration functionality in the given time schedule," said Horst Bachmann, Head of the Communication and Security Products Department, DATEV eG. "It was clear from the outset that SecureDoc's ability to seamlessly integrate with DATEV's existing two-factor smart card authentication technology at pre-boot would make it simple to add the full-disk encryption layer required to protect all data on

laptops," Horst Bachmann continued. "Simple integration with existing security applications has also made SecureDoc a very cost-effective method for adding full-disk encryption."

WinMagic Inc.

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