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RSA certification for full disk encryption product.

BeCrypt : 06 February, 2008  (New Product)
Certification acknowledges interoperability between RSA SecurID strong authentication and BeCrypt's disk encryption technology.
BeCrypt has joined the RSA Secured Partner Program to certify interoperability between its DISK Protect v4.2 Standard data security solution and the RSA SecurID SID800 hardware token and RSA Smart Card 5200. DISK Protect v4.2 Standard is the latest version of BeCrypt's full disk encryption solution, which has many additional features such as providing more flexible use of removable media devices and secure, automated removal of encryption keys allowing the safe decommissioning of computers that may have held sensitive data.

Richard Brooks, Director of Sales EMEA at BeCrypt commented, "We originally certified DISK Protect with the RSA SecurID SID800 hardware token and RSA Smart Card in 2006. Today, we have certified the latest version of our product, DISK Protect v4.2 with these two products, showing BeCrypt's commitment to providing our customers with a wide range of security solutions that continue to keep pace with the latest technology. We have seen a significant demand from corporate organisations, central and local government for data security solutions that include two-factor authentication, and we believe that the technical interoperability with these RSA products provide a truly flexible solution without compromising any aspect of security."

DISK Protect secures the data on desktop and laptop PCs with three layers of security, full disk encryption, strong pre-boot authentication and optional removable media encryption, without any noticeable impact on performance. Full disk encryption is performed transparently on the fly, avoiding the risk that the user may forget to encrypt sensitive files. Pre-boot authentication allows DISK Protect to encrypt the operating system and prevent data being accessed with low level tools. Removable media encryption secures data on USB and other connected devices.

The RSA SecurID solution is as simple to use as entering a password, but significantly more secure. Used in conjunction with RSA Authentication Manager software, an RSA SecurID authenticator is engineered to function like an ATM card for a company network, requiring users to identify themselves with two unique factors — something they know (a password or PIN), and something they have (such as an RSA SecurID hardware authenticator in the form of a token) — before they are granted access to secure business information.

"As the business world evolves, an effective strategy to protect identities and digital assets is essential to the growth and success of an organization. Companies must feel confident that vital information and applications remain secure, both inside and outside their operations," said D J Long, Senior Director, Corporate Development at RSA. "The RSA Secured interoperability partnership between BeCrypt and RSA is designed to help end users efficiently and cost-effectively manage the digital identities of diverse user bases - including employees, partners and customers."

CESG approved versions of DISK Protect are available for protecting classified data. DISK Protect v4.2 currently is undergoing the final stages of FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validation, and may optionally be installed in a FIPS-compliant mode.

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