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DISK Protect gains FIPS certifications

BeCrypt : 02 February, 2009  (New Product)
Federal Information Processing Standard attained by full disk data encryption product from BeCrypt
BeCrypt has gained the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 for DISK Protect, the company's full disk data encryption product. DISK Protect includes support for removable media encryption and a secure wipe facility that simplifies the decommissioning and repurposing of machines. The latest certification comes a few months after the BeCrypt Cryptographic library gained the FIPS standard and further endorses BeCrypt's commitment to the North American market.

FIPS 140-1 became a mandatory standard for the protection of sensitive data for the US Government in 1994 and was superseded by FIPS 140-2 in 2001. Private sector organisations wanting to do business with the US Federal Government must use Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) validated network infrastructures and systems to enable more secure use for communications by mobile devices and all computers, including wireless networks. FIPS certification is jointly managed by NIST (US) and CSE (Canada).

BeCrypt DISK Protect is suitable to comply with the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation data security regulations. The regulations, which become effective on May 1, 2009, establish minimum standards for protecting and storing personal information about Massachusetts residents contained in paper or electronic format. The regulations apply to any businesses or individuals that own, license, store or maintain personal information about a Massachusetts resident. Therefore, they may even cover businesses or individuals having no presence in Massachusetts, as long as these entities possess the personal information of any Massachusetts resident.

Steven Bessellieu, CEO of BeCrypt Inc commented, "The FIPS certification of DISK Protect is over and above our recent FIPS certification for the BeCrypt Cryptographic Libraries which supports all of BeCrypt's data security solutions. Now the full range of innovative BeCrypt solutions is available to companies that need to use FIPS compliant solutions."

Mr Bessellieu continued, "North America is an extremely important market for BeCrypt and our continued investment in certifications further demonstrates our commitment. With respect to Massachusetts, BeCrypt's DISK Protect full-disk encryption solution meets all of the encryption requirements for organisations that need to comply with the pending Massachusetts data security regulations."
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