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Hitachi, Secude Team on Encryption

SAN JOSE, Calif. and ZURICH -- Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) and SECUDE International AG today announced plans to jointly provide commercial notebook users and storage administrators an encryption solution that helps safeguard data in the event of system theft or loss. The combined solution uses Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B hard drives and FinallySecure Enterprise from SECUDE.

The use of encryption technology is growing rapidly, as notebooks continue to emerge as the primary PC for the home and office. Because they are frequently used as a repository for sensitive personal and business information, guarding against system theft and loss is of primary importance. The high cost of identity theft looms large for consumers, while corporations are at risk of data breaches that could result in legal action and significant expense.

Hitachi is a leader in data protection. In fact, we've been providing Bulk Data Encryption as an optional feature on our popular Travelstar mobile hard drives for four generations,” said Brendan Collins, vice president, Product Marketing, Hitachi GST. “Our collaboration with SECUDE will now enable customers to further safeguard their notebook PCs by providing them with integrated security capabilities, such as simplified key management, remote drive configuration and drive decommissioning.”

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST)

Secude IT GmbH