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RE: List of Full Disc Encryption products
From: "Steve Armstrong" <stevearmstrong () logicallysecure com>
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 22:39:12 +0100

I believe it depends on the threats you are trying to counter.  Yes
Governments have long asked for full disk encryption (FDE), to protect
data at rest (ie the system being powered off), but these are usually
stand alone systems.

For a connected system you need to add an additional layer, so you can
connect to other networks - say roaming email internet connectivity,
here you want to protect your not internet authorised data secure and to
prevent internet based attacks accessing it while you are online.

Thus to be really secure, you need to look at a two factor FDE solution
with data vaults on the system controlled and opened with separate
media. 

Personally, I use boot protection, FDE and vaults for mobile systems.

Steve A

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-----Original Message-----
From: Saqib Ali [mailto:docbook.xml () gmail com] 
Sent: 05 July 2006 17:05
To: security-basics
Subject: List of Full Disc Encryption products

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 space.

More:
http://digg.com/security/List_of_Full_Disc_Encryption_products

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