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Re: List of Full Disc Encryption products
From: Ow Mun Heng <Ow.Mun.Heng () wdc com>
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2006 15:38:35 -0700

On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 09:04 -0700, Saqib Ali wrote:
With recent data thefts and government mandates, the importance of
full disc encryption is being realized. Encrypting individual files or
storing data in encrypted vaults does NOT meet the security
requirements anymore. Corporation and Government institution want the
whole HDD to be encrypted including the temporary files and swap

I think you missed out Truecrypt which is by far (AFAIK) the only cross
platform program that works in both Window 
and the Linux platforms. (and it's open source to boot as well) which is
a very important consideration when it comes to security products.


I also looked at the specifcation of SeCude, Am I mistaken to read that
in it's "most secure" form, it uses a USB disk/smart card and boots

The highest degree of security is provided by authentication based on
smart cards or USB tokens. With smart card-based deployment, the
computer is booted using a hardened Linux distribution. Even before the
actual operating system (Microsoft Windows) is started, the user is
authenticated with the smart card. This prevents unauthorized access to
data effectively.

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