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TMCNet:  WinMagic and Guidance Software Introduce First Solution Enabling Forensics of Self-Encrypting Drives

[August 14, 2014]

WinMagic and Guidance Software Introduce First Solution Enabling Forensics of Self-Encrypting Drives

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 14 August 2014 Release date- 13082014 - MISSISSAUGA, ON CANADA - WinMagic Inc., the global innovator in disk encryption, today announced interoperability with Guidance Software's EnCase Forensic product.

This interoperability provides the first solution that enables customers - including law-enforcement personnel - to unlock and retrieve data from self-encrypting drives (SEDs) while complying with corporate policy or supporting legal processes.

Self-encrypting drives make security native to the device or machine, reducing costs and simplifying encryption by removing the security operation from the operating system. WinMagic's SecureDoc solution can centrally manage SED-based encryption keys in a cost-effective and highly secure manner. Given today's news, organizations can deploy a WinMagic-enabled EnCase Forensic offering to unlock, find and retrieve SED-encrypted data on systems managed by SecureDoc, provided the investigator was issued SED credentials by the administrator.

'WinMagic has been working with the Trusted Computing Group, drive manufacturers and OEM computer manufacturers since the concept of SEDs was introduced. We are working with Guidance Software to ensure its products are compatible with SED drives, allowing for rapid adoption of SEDs,' said Garry McCracken, Vice President, Technology Partnerships at WinMagic Inc. 'SEDs are already being deployed and are eagerly anticipated as a secure, cost-effective way to encrypt data. With the help of WinMagic, Guidance Software customers are now able to conduct forensic investigations on devices using this new security method.' WinMagic's flagship product, SecureDoc, makes it easy to secure data by managing the method by which data is encrypted. A pioneer in the encryption market, WinMagic is working with a variety of solution providers, including independent software vendors, to ensure a seamless introduction of SEDs. WinMagic is certifying the SED offerings from a number of storage drive manufacturers for compatibility with SecureDoc, and it has closely aligned itself to OEM PC manufacturers, such as HP and Lenovo, to provide solutions that can manage SED deployments.

'Guidance Software products are trusted by digital investigators around the world to get results on any device and with every data type. We are always innovating to ensure our products can perform in any situation, and that includes interoperability with new security developments such as SEDs,' said Alex Andrianopoulos, Vice President, Marketing at Guidance Software. 'When the technology advancement relates to security and encryption, we turn to the team at WinMagic, given their long-term in-depth knowledge of the industry.' EnCase Forensic is the global standard in digital investigation technology for forensic practitioners who need to conduct efficient, forensically-sound data collection and investigations using a repeatable and defensible process. Guidance Software and WinMagic interoperable solutions are available immediately. For more information, please visit: http://www.winmagic.com/blog/2014/06/19/computer-forensics-and-self-encrypting-drives/ About Guidance Software, Inc.

Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in endpoint investigation solutions for security incident response and forensic analysis. Its EnCase Enterprise platform, deployed on an estimated 20 million endpoints, is used by 70 percent of the Fortune 100 and 45 percent of the Fortune 500, and numerous government agencies, to conduct digital investigations of servers, laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Built on the EnCase Enterprise platform are market-leading cyber security and electronic discovery solutions, EnCase Cybersecurity, EnCase Analytics, and EnCase eDiscovery. They empower organizations to conduct speedy and thorough security incident response, reveal previously hidden advanced persistent threats or malicious insider activity, perform sensitive data discovery for compliance purposes, and respond to litigation discovery requests. For more information about Guidance Software, visit www.encase.com.

EnCase, EnScript, FastBloc, EnCE, EnCEP, Guidance Software, Tableau and EnPoint are registered trademarks or trademarks owned by Guidance Software in the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be used without prior written permission. All other trademarks and copyrights referenced in this press release are the property of their respective owners.

About WinMagic, Inc.

WinMagic Inc. provides the world's most secure, manageable and easy-to-use data security solutions. WinMagic's SecureDoc is a comprehensive encryption and security management product that can manage data security across the enterprise. By encrypting entire disks, specific files or folders locally or on the network as well as mobile devices and removable media, SecureDoc secures your data wherever it is stored, providing enterprise grade data security policy and key management across all operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS, Android and Linux. SecureDoc is trusted by thousands of enterprises and government organizations worldwide. Our solutions help organizations to minimize business risks, meet privacy/regulatory compliance requirements, and protect valuable information assets against unauthorized access. With a full complement of professional and customer services, WinMagic supports over 5 million SecureDoc users in more than 80 countries.

For more information, please visit www.winmagic.com, call 1-888-879-5879 or e-mail us at info@winmagic.com.

WinMagic, SecureDoc, SecureDoc Enterprise Server, Compartmental SecureDoc, SecureDoc PDA, SecureDoc Personal Edition, SecureDoc RME, SecureDoc Removable Media Encryption, SecureDoc Media Viewer, SecureDoc Express, SecureDoc for Mac and SecureDoc Central Database are trademarks and registered trademarks of WinMagic Inc., registered in the US and other countries. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners. 2014 WinMagic Inc. All rights reserved.

Press Contacts: Nina Korfias MSLGROUP 781-684-0770 winmagic@mslgroup.com Darren Leroux Director, Product Marketing WinMagic Inc.

+1 (905) 502-7000 x3245 darren.leroux@winmagic.com (c) 2014 Electronic News Publishing -

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