Software provides full-disk encryption.
May 24, 2006 -
Based on encryption software certified by NSA to safeguard US government information, MySecureDoc(TM) enables home office/small business users to protect all data on desktops and laptops by encrypting entire hard drive before operating system brings up logon screen. Compatible with Windows® 2000/XP, software provides data recovery in event of virus infection or hardware failure, and encryption of all residual data, temporary files, paging files, and hidden partitions.
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WinMagic Launches MySecureDoc for Only $29.95:The First Full-Disk Encryption Solution Priced for any User
MySecureDoc enables users to protect all data on desktops, laptops, and other easily stolen storage devices with a full-disk encryption solution based on the same technology used by the NSA
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada: April 11, 2006) WinMagic® Inc. (www.winmagic.com), the innovative leader in full-disk encryption, today launched MySecureDoc(TM) (www.MySecureDoc.com), the first line of full-disk encryption solutions specifically priced for the individual consumer and home office/small business user. Based on WinMagic's encryption software certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) to safeguard secret U.S. government information, MySecureDoc makes it simple for users to protect themselves from potentially devastating data theft for just US$29.95.
"If the entire hard drive is not encrypted, it is impossible to guarantee data security on computers and easily stolen mobile devices," said Thi Nguyen-Huu, president and CEO, WinMagic. "WinMagic has been providing full-disk encryption software solutions to organizations with the strictest security mandates, such as the NSA, Homeland Security, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, for more than nine years, and is proud to be the first to make this security measure available to everyone at a terrific price."
Priced at US$29.95, MySecureDoc Personal Edition is the only product designed specifically for the home office/small business user. Compatible with Windows® 2000/XP, MySecureDoc protects all data on desktops and laptops by encrypting the entire hard drive before the operating system brings up the logon screen, preventing intruders from bypassing the encryption level. MySecureDoc's "install-and-forget" functionality provides user-friendly real-time data protection that is completely transparent to the user.
Built on the same FIPS 140-1 level 2 validated cryptographic engine used by WinMagic's certified Professional Edition, and incorporating the same AES 256-bit encryption algorithm, MySecureDoc offers more features than many "enterprise" products. These features include data recovery in the event of virus infection or hardware failure, and encryption of all residual data, temporary files, paging files, and hidden partitions often left unprotected by other encryption solutions. MySecureDoc also provides disk imaging capabilities and full support for Windows' built-in defragmentation software and hibernation mode.
At only US$19.95, MySecureDoc Media Edition is perfect for protecting all data on easily lost removable storage devices, such as external USB drives, USB sticks, and SD Cards. Unlike most encryption solutions that only encrypt the file and folders in use, MySecureDoc Media Edition encrypts the entire media and asks for authentication before granting access to the device.
MySecureDoc Personal Edition Plus combines the functionality of Personal Edition and Media Edition for only US$49.95.
"As highlighted by the Fidelity Investments' security breach in which personal information from 196,000 pension plan participants was stolen from a single laptop, unencrypted data can easily be compromised," said Thi Nguyen-Huu. "WinMagic firmly believes that all data on every computer should be encrypted, and has priced MySecureDoc at less than $30 so that all users can afford this peace of mind."
MySecureDoc is available directly from WinMagic or through TigerDirect at http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=2109046&sku=W105-1002.