SAN JOSE, Calif. -- SPYRUS, Inc., an innovator in portable high-security hardware and software products, today announced that the U.S. Government has selected the SPYRUS Talisman/DS Data Security Suite as a premier data at rest encryption solution under the Department of Defense (DOD) Data at Rest (DAR) Program. The SPYRUS award includes multiple software and hardware product configurations to protect sensitive data residing on computers, mobile computing devices, and removable storage media. The Talisman/DS Data Security Suite includes the groundbreaking Hydra Privacy Card® (Hydra PC) Series II Enterprise Edition, the only hardware-based USB encryption device approved under the DAR Program.
The stimulus behind the DAR Program was an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memorandum issued June 2006 requiring agencies to encrypt all sensitive data on mobile devices. The General Services Administration (GSA) and OMB intend to issue regulations that make the DAR Program Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) mandatory sources for agencies of the Federal government. According to the DOD, contract values could exceed $79 million. The Talisman/DS Data Security Suite is available for sale today through Autonomic Resources, a U.S. Small Business Administration Section 8(a) program participant, under SmartBUY Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) FA 8771-07-A-0308. Products and services are available for purchase by the DOD, Federal, State, and local agencies, NATO and Foreign Military Sales (FMS).
We are proud to be selected as one of the few vendors that met the stringent requirements defined by the Government to address OMB Directive M-06-16 in this groundbreaking procurement, said Tom Dickens, Chief Operating Officer, SPYRUS. We have invested years in the design, feature set, and security review of our products to ensure they will protect Government and commercial enterprise data for decades. We are particularly pleased that the Hydra PC Enterprise Edition was the only hardware encryption memory device robust enough to be approved to protect data at rest and data in transit.