WinMagic joins Microsoft’s SecureIT Alliance

WinMagic has joined Microsoft’s SecureIT Alliance, a group of industry partners working together to develop security solutions for the Microsoft platform. As a member, WinMagic will be able to collaborate closely with Microsoft and other alliance members to improve platform-product interoperability and security to benefit mutual customers. WinMagic hopes to add value to the alliance through its vast experience in such areas as pre-boot integration of full-disk encryption with multi-factor authentication, simple management of keys/key files, and transparent compliance with IT security policies.

“WinMagic is proud to have joined Microsoft’s forward-thinking SecureIT alliance,” said Garry McCracken, Vice President of Research & Development, WinMagic. “Looking back over the last five to ten years, WinMagic has provided leadership and technology advances in the areas of pre-boot integration multi-factor authentication, management of keys and key files, and IT policy compliance – these are areas we expect to add value to SecureIT Alliance,” McCracken continued. “The recently-released SecureDoc v4.3’s all-new capabilities and functionalities further underscore WinMagic’s position as a full-disk encryption leader, while reinforcing our continued commitment to the Microsoft operating system.”

An original supporter of the Trusted Platform Module, WinMagic’s SecureDoc v4.3 now supports TPM v1.2 continuing its role in driving innovation by supporting Infineon TPM since early 2006. Building on the popularity of the TPM chip, SecureDoc assists in adding an extra layer of security by seamlessly supporting the authentication at pre-boot of the disk drive to the computer.

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