Winmagic To Develop First Full-Disk Encryption Software To Fully Integrate With Infineon’s Trusted Module Platform (TPM) Security Chip
Mississauga, Ontario, March 13, 2006 – WinMagic Inc. (www.WinMagic.com), the innovative leader in full-disk encryption, today announced at CeBIT (Hall 7, Booth A20) that its SecureDoc solution will be the first full-disk encryption software to fully integrate with the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) authentication and secure data storage chip from leading TPM security chip provider, Infineon Technologies – making it simpler and more cost effective to combine the benefits of full-disk encryption with positive user authentication and secure key storage within a complete security solution.
The Trusted Computing Group (TCG), founded by an alliance of high-profile computer companies, including Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Sun, and Hewlett Packard, standardized and specified the TPM chip as the main trust and security component for the next generation of secure computers and other platforms. Already installed in over 20 million desktops, laptops, and hand held devices worldwide, the innovative TPM chip essentially acts as a trusted key store, which can be used for secure authentication and code integrity. With the TPM chip activated, a user can be positively authenticated to their computer during logon with a simple Personal Identification Number (PIN), and can also take advantage of improved security features, such as the ability to limit the number of log-in attempts, which were previously only available by purchasing a multi-factor authentication device.
“Today’s organizations understand that it is impossible to guarantee the security of internal, partner, and customer data without encrypting the entire hard drive on both desktops and easily-stolen mobile devices – which the FBI estimates are responsible for half of all network breaches,” said Thi Nguyen-Huu, President & CEO, WinMagic. “Already recognized as the only full-disk encryption provider to integrate with all major smart cards, tokens, biometric devices, and PKI authentication technologies at pre-boot, WinMagic will now be able to provide organizations with a simple and cost-effective method of seamlessly integrating full-disk encryption with the next-generation security of Infineon’s TPM chip.”
Utilizing Public Key Cryptographic Standards PKCS-11 from the ground up, SecureDoc’s extreme adaptability enables an easy and reliable interface with Infineon’s TPM chip for key handling. The SecureDoc line has earned an impressive list of validations, including NIST Cryptographic Module Validation and FIPS 140-1 Level 2, and is scheduled to obtain the Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL-4) certification.
About WinMagic Inc.
WinMagic’s SecureDoc full-disk encryption line integrates with passwords, hardware tokens, biometric devices, and PKI authentication technologies at pre-boot to make it simple to protect all data on desktops, laptops and PDAs. WinMagic’s award-winning products fulfill the requirements of security-conscious users by focusing on concrete security features, while still offering unparalleled flexibility. For more information on WinMagic’s products or services, please visit www.winmagic.com, call 1-888-879-5879 (toll free in North America), +1 905 502-7000 (worldwide), or email email@example.com.