SafeGuard PrivateDisk: The Electronic Safe for Files

New and intuitive PC Security Solution by Utimaco Safeware automatically encrypts Files in virtual Disks

Oberursel, September 24, 2002
By SafeGuard®Ã‚ PrivateDisk, Utimaco Safeware extends its product portfolio for the securing of data on PCs and notebooks by an additional effective security solution which is particularly simple to be operated. The program creates an electronic safe where any amount of files of sensitive and valuable content can be secured. A virtual disk which automatically encrypts all file contents as well as the additional information concerning author, size, file name etc. Only users who know the correct password or possess a valid certificate can access the content of the safe and can read the protected files.

SafeGuard®Ã‚ PrivateDisk combines the proven and flexible-in-use technology of the “virtual disk” with strong encryption and polished functions for the use in organizations.

As usual in normal everyday working life, the protected files can e.g. be secured and exchanged by several authorized users over files servers or per disk. They cannot only be stored securely on firmly installed PCs and notebooks, but on portable media as well.

“In addition to strong data protection by the used AES algorithm, SafeGuard®Ã‚ PrivateDisk offers its users a high level of flexibility”, says Thomas H??ttner, Product Manager, Utimaco Safeware AG. “By the storage of encrypted data on storage media with USB connection and mobile data media such as Flash memory cards or memory sticks, just to name a few of them, numerous security concepts for mobile data can be realized”, as H??ttner states further.

For small organizations and organizational units like home offices or branches or offices, a “Personal Edition” of SafeGuard®Ã‚ PrivateDisk is available; for a company or group-wide use, the “Enterprise Edition” has been developed. For a test of the simple use of the software and for help for the installation and the interfaces, from now on there is a demo version can be downloaded under

As all Utimaco Safeware products, SafeGuard®Ã‚ PrivateDisk also is characterized by a strong orientation in the needs of users in organizations. This way, this solution for the protection of sensitive and valuable data with low administration expenses can be introduced and installed company-wide. There are no training expenses as the use is self- explaining for the user. The “Enterprise Edition” of SafeGuard®Ã‚ PrivateDisk includes the support of Active Directories, PKI, SmartCards and certificates for the simple integration into existing infrastructures.

A demo version can be downloaded under

Utimaco Safeware AG is one of the leading manufacturers of professional IT security solutions. The security technology and solutions developed by Utimaco Safeware protect the electronic data of companies and government bodies against unauthorised access and guarantees that business processes and administrative procedures in the electronic world are binding and confidential.

The comprehensive solution portfolio of the business unit Personal Device Security protects stored information locally and during mobile use from theft and unauthorized access on PCs, notebooks and PDAs. Technologically, this is achieved by a strong (among other things, biometric and Smartcard) authentication and highly secure encryption of data media, files and directories.

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