WinMagic Gets FIPS Validation

WinMagic's SecureDoc full-disk encryption technology receives FIPS 140-2 Level 1 and 2 validations

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- WinMagic® Inc. (, the innovative leader in full-disk encryption, is proud to announce that its SecureDoc solution for Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003 is the first full-disk encryption technology to receive FIPS 140-2 Level 1 and 2 validations from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Canadian Communications Security Establishment. As the only solution to enable government agencies and corporations to incorporate full-disk encryption that meets all Level 1 and 2 criteria within a complete security solution, SecureDoc is now uniquely positioned to meet the laptop security directive of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the smart card requirements of HSPD-12.

“Already the first full-disk encryption vendor to pass DISA’s Joint Interoperability Test Command, WinMagic is proud to also be the first encryption developer to receive FIPS 140-2 level 1 and 2 validations,” said Thi Nguyen-Huu, CEO, WinMagic. “This prestigious security certification underscores WinMagic’s leadership position in standards-based encryption, and its commitment to provide customers worldwide with a simple and secure encryption solution that truly meets all international security mandates and policies.”

Perfectly suited to today’s mobile workforce, WinMagic’s award-winning SecureDoc full-disk encryption protects all data on desktops, laptops, and handheld devices by encrypting the entire hard drive before the operating system brings up the logon screen. SecureDoc’s “install-and-forget” preboot design simply replaces the Windows GINA with a SecureDoc log-on screen to not only provide real-time data protection that is completely transparent to the user, but also prevent intruders from bypassing the encryption level.

WinMagic Inc.

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