Data encryption solution that maintains hard disk bootability

CMS Products announced the inclusion of an innovative new security feature within its BounceBack Professional Disaster Recovery Software. BounceBack Professional soon will support the ability to uniquely identify hardware encrypted disk drives (FDE) connected externally to a system via USB. If an FDE drive is identified, BounceBack Professional will allow the user to set an ATA password on the external FDE drive that is consistent with the encoding and locking method supported within the ATA drive locking feature of the system’s BIOS (Basic Input/Output System).

By providing ATA password support that can be recognized by the system BIOS, BounceBack Professional maintains its ability to provide bare metal recovery from a system drive failure while keeping the drive’s encryption characteristics and security access in place. This BIOS-compatible ATA password feature is expected to greatly enhance the adoption of hardware encrypted disk drives for use in external applications.

Expected to be available in May 2008, CMS Products will be demonstrating this exciting data security feature at the upcoming Interop 2008 trade show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (Booth 880) April 29 to May 1, 2008.

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