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Toshiba-Wave Systems tandem eyes mobile PC encryption

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:encryption Wave Systems? mobile PC? laptop PC?

Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) and Wave Systems Corp. will be working together to develop a robust standards-based solution for the secure encryption of data on mobile computing platforms, such as laptop PCs.

The full disk encryption solution integrates Toshiba's HDD encryption technology and an enhanced version of Wave's EMBASSY Trusted Drive Manager and Remote Administration Server products for the management and administration of encrypting hard drives. Toshiba and Wave will demonstrate development versions of these products at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, Aug. 19-21.

"Stronger security for information on mobile PCs is becoming a high-demand feature as customers look for solutions to protect sensitive personal and business data," said Maciek Brzeski, VP of marketing at Toshiba SDD. "Building on our legacy of HDD innovation and technology leadership, our partnership with Wave Systems enhances our current encryption technology platform and provides mobile PC manufacturers with advanced security features to deliver the data protection mobile users require."

According to the companies, the solution provides a highly secure, easy-to-use and remotely manageable data protection solution for mobile PCs, Wave's solution also assists enterprises with the compliance assertion tools required by many stringent data protection laws and regulations worldwide.

"As trusted computing hardware, including encrypting HDDs, becomes integrated into more mobile PCs, having components and software designed with common principles centered on strong access and data security becomes important for interoperability and cross platform management," said Lark Allen, executive VP, Wave Systems. "Wave Systems is committed to being an industry leader in implementing existing and developing trusted computing standards. Toshiba's HDD encryption technology represents an important step toward delivering strong access security to enhance the protection of dataparticularly data on mobile PCs."

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