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Full disk encryption for Macs

Check Point : 28 May, 2008  (New Product)
Mac OS X benefits from the new ability to perform full disk encryption using the latest tools from Check Point Software
Check Point Software Technologies has announced the release of Check Point Full Disk Encryption for Mac OS X, the industry's first full-disk encryption solution with pre-boot authentication to support the Mac OS. Check Point Full Disk Encryption now supports all major laptop and desktop operating systems, including Mac OS X version 10.4.5 "Tiger" through Mac OS X version 10.5 "Leopard."

Check Point encryption products support more end-user platforms than any other solutions in the industry, from Windows, Linux and Mac OS based laptops to Symbian, Windows Mobile, Palm and PocketPC based smartphones and PDAs. Today, regardless of the operating systems, customers receive encryption technology from Check Point that is recognized as a data security leader in the latest Gartner Mobile Data Protection Magic Quadrant.

"Enterprises and organisations have to secure 100 percent of their laptops and desktops to be fully protected," said Bob Egner vice president of product management at Check Point. "Check Point recognizes that Mac OS has an important and growing place in the enterprise and is proud to offer enterprise customers endpoint solutions that cover all platforms and work in mixed environments."

'We're delighted that Mac users in industries like government and healthcare who value high-quality encryption technologies have a strong solution that supports Leopard, the world's most advanced operating system,' said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "Leopard is Apple's most secure OS release ever, and Check Point's encryption solution nicely complements features already present in Mac OS X.'

Check Point Full Disk Encryption is quick and easy to deploy, scales to any size organisation and is proven in every type of industry and government agency around the world. Customers benefit from easy to use features and centralized management across diverse operating systems, significantly simplifying the implementation and use of full-disk encryption in mixed environments.

"Rarely will large-scale businesses and organizations have just one endpoint operating system," said Steve Snider, president at Cadre Computer Resources Co. "Security solutions, like Check Point Full Disk Encryption, that support multiple platforms not only are easier to deploy and manage, but improve the level of end point security throughout the organisation."

Features and benefits of Check Point Full Disk Encryption include:.

* Industry-leading full-disk encryption protects lost or stolen data.

* Pre-boot authentication requires username and password before the operating system loads, increasing security.

* Automatic and transparent operation has minimal effect on end users' productivity.

* Centralised management simplifies setup and administration, providing lowest total cost of ownership.

* Multi-certified cryptography engine addresses adherence to state and federal privacy laws.

* Scalable deployment meets the needs of any size enterprise, business or government agency.

"Whether a mixed environment consisting of Windows, Linux and Mac based computers or a network comprised of a single OS, Check Point Full Disk Encryption provides total security to customers with the industry's leading encryption technology," concluded Egner.
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