SecureDoc Gets FIPS 140-2 Validation

SecureDoc receives FIPS 140-2 validation for Microsoft Windows Vista from NIST and the Canadian Communications Security Establishment

July 20, 2007

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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- WinMagic® Inc. (, the innovative leader in full-disk encryption, is proud to announce that SecureDoc is the first full-disk encryption solution to receive FIPS 140-2 validation for Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Windows Vista from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Canadian Communications Security Establishment. As the only solution to enable government agencies and corporations to incorporate full-disk encryption that meets FIPS 140-2 criteria for Vista within a complete security solution, SecureDoc is uniquely positioned to ensure that today’s investment in encryption technology will return an ROI tomorrow as government agencies and business entities migrate to Windows Vista.

“WinMagic was the first full-disk encryption vendor to pass DISA’s Joint Interoperability Test Command, the first to receive FIPS 140-2 level 1 and 2 validations for Windows XP and 2000, holds NIST Certificate #1 for our AES 256-bit crypto engine, and is the only product authorized by the NSA to protect SECRET level data, and so it is only fitting that it is now the first to achieve FIPS 140-2 validation for Vista,” said Thi Nguyen-Huu, CEO, WinMagic. “Over the past five to 10 years, WinMagic is proud to say that it has played a leadership role within the encryption community,” Nguyen-Huu continued. “And this announcement today is simply another first in a long line of firsts for SecureDoc.”

Having recently been selected to protect sensitive, unclassified data residing on laptops, other mobile computing devices, and removable storage media devices by the OMB, U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. General Services Administration, SecureDoc is now ideally positioned to ensure organizations installing Windows Vista can meet all HSPD-12 and OMB directive requirements. Redesigned from the ground up to seamlessly integrate with all editions of Windows Vista at preboot, SecureDoc prevents unauthorized access to personal identifiable information and sensitive data resulting from lost notebooks, USB thumb drives, CD/DVD’s, and USB flash drives. Working at the pre-boot level, SecureDoc makes it simple to incorporate single- or multi-factor authentication through password, USB hardware tokens, smartcard, biometrics, and PKI technology. For a full list of smart cards and readers supported by SecureDoc, visit

WinMagic Inc.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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