MISSISSAUGA, Ontario and SAN JOSE, Calif. -- WinMagic® Inc. (www.winmagic.com) and Spyrus, Inc. (www.spyrus.com), the innovative leaders in disk and file encryption, have teamed to deliver the only software and hardware-based encryption solution selected by the U.S. Department of Defense's "Data at Rest" (DAR) program to secure all data on mobile computer programs and removable storage media. Teaming to secure the
award of the Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) - which could result in contract values exceeding $79 million with the Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. General Services Administration - underscores both companies' long-term commitment to furthering data security via the strongest security standards and developer collaboration.
By incorporating WinMagic's SecureDoc software into its Talisman/DS Data Security Suite, Spyrus can now offer high-strength hardware file encryption and efficient software disk encryption to provide a scalable, multi-layered security solution to protect the confidentiality and integrity of data at rest and data in transit. Talisman/DS is unique in supporting the entire set of high-strength Suite B cryptographic algorithms, including the default
settings of AES-256, SHA-384 and ECC P-384, as well as all of the legacy algorithms (RSA, triple-DES, and SHA-1).
"Both WinMagic and Spyrus believe that data security will only advance if companies work together to create standards and interoperable solutions, and
the teamwork responsible for this unique offering underscores that fact," said Thi Nguyen-Huu, CEO for WinMagic. "WinMagic is completely committed to
vendor collaboration and its SecureDoc software is the only technology incorporated within two solutions selected by DAR," Nguyen-Huu continued. "WinMagic has provided innovative encryption solutions to the U.S. government for years, and SecureDoc is still the only encryption solution that enables DoD customers to seamlessly integrate full-disk encryption with
the Common Access Card and the Personal Identity Verification card at pre-boot - making it simple to comply with HSPD 12."