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WinMagic Launches SecureDoc Full-Disk Encryption For Mac OS X Snow Leopard

SecureDoc v4.9 supports DoD Common Access Card and Personal Identity Verification Card
Toronto, Ontario - December 3, 2009 - WinMagic' (www.winmagic.com), the innovative leader in disk encryption, today launches SecureDoc v4.9 for Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard. SecureDoc v4.9 will support Snow Leopard in both 32 and 64 bit kernel modes. With SecureDoc v4.9 for Mac OS X Snow Leopard, organizations can take advantage of the efficiencies of the 64 bit kernel to make it easier than ever before to protect all data stored on desktops, laptops and removable media with transparent, full-disk sector by sector encryption.

In response to numerous requests from government customers, SecureDoc v4.9 for Mac OS X Snow Leopard will also support both the DoD Common Access Card (CAC) and Personal Identity Verification (PIV) security cards widely utilized by government agencies and contractors.

"We developed SecureDoc for Snow Leopard to ensure that organizations migrating to the latest Mac OS experience continued protection of their valuable data," said Thi Nguyen-Huu, CEO and President of WinMagic Inc. "The latest version of SecureDoc for Mac OS X provides Snow Leopard users with a full-disk encryption solution that also sets a new benchmark for transparent, seamless and state-of-the-art data protection."

"The Mac is becoming more popular than ever in markets like government, education and business," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "Snow Leopard is highly secure, compatible and easy to use, and WinMagic's encryption solution is a nice complement to the advanced security features found throughout Mac OS X."

SecureDoc v4.9 for Mac will make it easy for organizations running the latest version, Snow Leopard, to deploy transparent, 'always-on' full- disk encryption. Users benefit from SecureDoc's seamless and reliable operation and solid support features while administrators benefit from powerful central management across multiple operating systems and endpoints as well as more advanced management functionality - which results in superior control, more flexibility in setting security policies and a lower total cost of ownership for the solution.

Features and benefits of SecureDoc for Mac OS X Snow Leopard include:

  • 'Government-grade' AES 256 true full-disk encryption to protect sensitive data

  • Support for both 32 and 64 bit environments

  • Pre-boot authentication to ensure reliable security

  • Seamless user experience to ensure user adoption

  • SecureDoc Enterprise Server central admin console to enable rapid deployment, simplify user support and reduce TCO

  • Centralized management and reporting consolidated across Mac and other endpoints

  • Scalable for deployment in any size organization or government agency

  • Support for the encryption of external USB drives

    SecureDoc v4.9 for Mac OS X Snow Leopard is also the first solution to support and manage hardware-encrypted disk drives in Mac OS X Snow Leopard machines, such as the Seagate' Momentus' FDE drive. As a result, organizations have the flexibility to deploy any combination of hardware/software-based encryption - or transition between the two - with full transparency for users and a consistent management interface for administrators. This not only makes it easy to customize data protection to meet any security protocol, but also 'future-proofs' investment in encryption.

    SecureDoc for Mac OS X Snow Leopard can be purchased directly from WinMagic or through its authorized partners. For more information see www.winmagic.com/apple/.

    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 Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Leopard and Tiger; Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000 as well as Linux platforms, SecureDoc makes it just as easy to centrally manage and use an encrypted device as an unencrypted device including Seagate and Opal self-encrypting 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 www.winmagic.com, call 1-888-879-5879 or e-mail us at [email protected]

    Michael O'Keeffe Communication Strategies, Inc. High-Tech Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations