Disk encryption with Two-Factor Authentication

By | October 10, 2006

WinMagic has partnered with SPYRUS, to seamlessly integrate WinMagic’s SecureDoc full-disk encryption software with SPYRUS’ Suite B-enabled Rosetta Series II or HYDRA Privacy Card Series II two-factor authentication and secure mass storage tokens to protect all mobile devices and data at rest or in transit.

By making it simple to seamlessly integrate full-disk encryption with two-factor authentication, WinMagic and SPYRUS enable organizations to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data via lost or stolen mobile devices.

The integrated WinMagic/SPYRUS solution will meet the world’s strictest security mandates – including the recent U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directive M-06-16., which states that all sensitive data on mobile devices (laptops and PDAs) must be encrypted, and that all federal employees attempting to access encrypted data must utilize two-factor user authentication.

“This joint development effort represents real solutions for beleaguered CIOs and government agencies who must find powerful security solutions that are easy to deploy and cost effective,” said Tom Dickens, COO, SPYRUS. “The new integrated SPYRUS/WinMagic solution will provide customers with best-of-breed software media encryption, best-of-breed hardware authentication, and access control and secure mass storage protected with Suite B cryptographic algorithms.”

The Rosetta and Hydra PC tokens protect SecureDoc’s AES 256-bit encryption keys by encrypting them with Elliptic Curve Cryptography utilizing P-384 keys, the maximum strength “Suite B” algorithms as defined by the National Security Agency and recommended by NIST publication SP-800-78-1 for all government applications after 2010. Encrypting the disk encryption key with a key that is contained on the PIN-protected Rosetta or Hydra PC ensures that removing the token from a laptop renders the data completely unintelligible.

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