SAN FRANCISCO, TORONTO and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – February 14, 2011: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) and WinMagic® Inc., an innovative leader in full-disk encryption, today announced SecureDoc for Lenovo, a full-disk encryption (FDE) solution for central management of new self-encryption hard drives that meet the Opal standard issued by the Trusted Computing Group. Lenovo ThinkPad laptops and ThinkCentre desktopswill now be among the first PCs to offer Opal standard FDE drives for an enhanced level of security and manageability for IT administrators. SecureDoc also delivers fully-managed software encryption for PCs without self-encrypting hard drives, providing flexibility and a migration path for large organizations with strong security requirements, such as in healthcare, banking, education, insurance and government.
“WinMagic believes it should be as simple to work on an encrypted device as an unencrypted device, and we’ve worked with Lenovo to not only provide PCs with transparent, built-in full-disk encryption and multi-factor authentication, but also to integrate Lenovo’s Rescue and Recovery program,” said Garry McCracken, vice president, Technology Partnerships, WinMagic Inc. “With full-disk encryption transparent, users don’t have to do anything extra to protect their data, ensuring no impact to user productivity and compliance with company data security protocols.”
ThinkPad & ThinkCentre Add Extra Security Layer
SecureDoc is available on current and upcoming ThinkPad laptops as well as ThinkCentre desktops using the new Opal self-encrypting drives from Hitachi and Seagate Technology or unencrypted drives. SecureDoc provides transparent pre-boot support for fingerprint readers built into select Lenovo ThinkPad laptops and ThinkCentre desktops. This integration of FDE with multi-factor authentication allows organizations to strengthen data security without negatively impacting productivity.
Additionally, SecureDoc makes it simple for Lenovo users to add full-disk encryption and encryption management to Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT) – a laptop theft deterrence mechanism enabling organizations to issue a “poison pill” to disable stolen laptops whether or not they are connected to the Internet – ensuring data cannot be accessed before disabling a laptop, even with the hard drive removed and installed on another PC.
Support for ThinkVantage Technologies
SecureDoc for Lenovo supports Lenovo’s ThinkVantage Technologies (TVT), productivity technologies that help with image creation/management and PC migration/deployment and Lenovo’s Rescue and Recovery TVT, which allows users and IT administrators to restore backups, access files and diagnose problems. Rescue and Recovery also deploys critical updates to PCs that are corrupted or off the network and applies patches to a PC during a restore operation.
“Our customers need the strongest data security available today, and by working with WinMagic to deliver SecureDoc for Lenovo, we’ve added another layer to businesses’ defences,” said Peter Schrady, vice president and general manager, Software and Peripherals, Lenovo. “By integrating this solution with our existing tools like Rescue and Recovery and biometric fingerprint authentication we’re making data protection simple for users and administrators.”
SecureDoc Simple To Use
In addition to the central management of self-encrypting drives, SecureDoc also allows the deployment of any combination of sector-based full-disk encryption, file-and-folder encryption, container encryption and self-extractor encryption – eliminating the need for organizations to invest valuable time and money modifying their existing infrastructure and security policies to accommodate a new encryption layer. Also, in the event a password is forgotten or the end-user is unavailable, SecureDoc utilizes centralized escrow and management of encryption keys to ensure critical data can be accessed and thus reduces costly calls to the help desk.
Demonstration at RSA
The companies will demonstrate SecureDoc for Lenovo for the first time at booth 839 at the RSA Conference, February 14-18 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
SecureDoc for Lenovo is available immediately through Lenovo business partners and sales representatives worldwide.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.
About WinMagic Inc.
WinMagic’s SecureDoc full-disk encryption solutions make it simple to protect all data on desktops, laptops, tablets and removable media including USB thumb drives, CD/DVDs, and SD Cards. Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, and 2000; Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Leopard and Tiger as well as Linux platforms, SecureDoc makes it just as easy to centrally manage and use standard drives and self-encrypting drives including Seagate and Opal compliant drives. WinMagic is trusted by thousands of enterprises and government organizations worldwide to minimize business risks, meet privacy/regulatory compliance requirements, and protect valuable information assets against unauthorized access. With a full complement of professional and customer services, WinMagic supports over three million SecureDoc users in approximately 43 countries. For more information, please visit www.winmagic.com, call 1-888-879-5879 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WinMagic, SecureDoc, SecureDoc Enterprise Server, Compartmental SecureDoc, SecureDoc PDA, SecureDoc Personal Edition, SecureDoc RME, SecureDoc Removable Media Encryption, SecureDoc Media Viewer, SecureDoc Express, SecureDoc for Mac and SecureDoc Central Database are trademarks and registered trademarks of WinMagic Inc., registered in the US and other countries. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners. © 2011 WinMagic Inc. All rights reserved.
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