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WinMagic Launches SecureDoc Full-Disk Encryption For Mac

SecureDoc for Mac extends encryption to Mac desktops and laptops, supporting mixed environments, hardware encryption and removable media

Mississauga, Ontario - December 09, 2008 - WinMagic today announced the official launch of SecureDoc for Mac. The solution makes it easier than ever to deploy enterprise-class full-disk encryption throughout an organization to protect all data stored on Mac systems running Mac OS X - 'Tiger' and 'Leopard' versions. SecureDoc for Mac provides transparent, 'always-on' full-disk encryption to users with Mac desktops & laptops. SecureDoc for Mac also supports removable media encryption as well as hardware-based encryption.

"Comprehensive data security requires protection across many types of endpoints and many platforms," said Thi Nguyen-Huu, CEO of WinMagic Inc. "We recognized that the Mac OS is a significant and growing part of our customers' IT environments and so we developed SecureDoc for Mac. With SecureDoc, prudent organizations can avoid the risk of damaging data breaches from their Mac systems."

SecureDoc is simple and reliable to deploy, is fully scalable and has had consistent success in government agencies and commercial enterprises of every type worldwide. Users benefit from SecureDoc's seamless operation and solid support features. Administrators reap the benefits of powerful centralized management across multiple operating systems and endpoints, leading to superior control and a lower total cost of ownership for the solution.

Features and benefits of SecureDoc for Mac include:

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

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 for Mac is also the industry's first solution to support and manage hardware-encrypted disk drives in Mac machines such as the Seagate Momentus FDE drives. As a result, organizations will have the flexibility to deploy a combination of hardware and software-based encryption - or transition between the two - with full transparency for end users and a consistent management interface for administrators. Especially as new technologies expand the scope of encryption beyond software, this capability (and the associated ongoing development with other hardware encryption offerings) helps 'future proof' investments in SecureDoc for Mac.

"Support for Mac OS was a logical addition to the SecureDoc solution suite," Nguyen-Huu continued. "Users have traditionally been drawn to the intuitive, state-of-the-art functionality of the Mac operating system, and WinMagic's SecureDoc now provides Mac users with a seamless full-disk encryption solution that is both powerful and user friendly."

Pricing and Availability

SecureDoc for Mac is currently available and can be purchased directly from WinMagic or through our authorized partners. For more information see www.winmagic.com/apple/

About WinMagic Data Security

Founded in 1997, WinMagic Inc. provides the SecureDoc suite of enterprise encryption solutions. WinMagic solutions are easy to use, deploy, and manage, combining industry-leading multi-factor authentication with configurable centralized administration and the industry's highest levels of certification. SecureDoc offers integrated management of software and hardware full-disk encryption, file/folder encryption, removable media encryption and port control within a single solution. SecureDoc protects data at rest for endpoints including Microsoft Windows and Mac desktops & notebooks, USB devices, and CD/DVDs. WinMagic operates through direct and indirect channels in more than 40 countries. For more information, visit www.winmagic.com or call 1-888-879-5879.

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