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Re: Laptop Encryption Software
From: "Lovaas,Steven" <Steven.Lovaas () COLOSTATE EDU>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 15:38:50 -0700

The State of Colorado issued an RFP last year for a laptop encryption product for use on every laptop in state 
government agencies. The law requiring this got changed a little to exempt higher ed (the law was about more than 
laptops - it authorized the office of state CISO and required IT security plans and event reporting), but higher ed can 
still buy into the state bid. Based on a state-wide purchase, the price is likely to be pretty nice.

So, pending the announcement of the final contract price, we're looking at the winning product: the SafeGuard suite of 
products from Utimaco. Their basic full-disk encryption product is called SafeGuard Easy.

Meanwhile, we've been using TrueCrypt as a stop-gap solution, and offering central key escrow to departments that 
request it. So far, requests for that service have been very limited.


Steven Lovaas, MSIA, CISSP
Network Security Manager
Academic Computing & Network Services
Colorado State University
Steven.Lovaas () ColoState EDU
-----Original Message-----
From: Mclaughlin, Kevin L (mclaugkl) [mailto:mclaugkl () UCMAIL UC EDU]
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Laptop Encryption Software

Hi Todd:
Bowling Green University just negotiated a deal with PGP for Ohio state pricing that is hard to beat.  Bowling Green, 
UC, Toledo and a couple of other Ohio Universities will be moving forward with PGP as our encryption product of choice.


Kevin L. McLaughlin
CISM, CISSP, PMP, ITIL Master Certified
Director, Information Security
University of Cincinnati
513-556-9177 (w)
513-703-3211 (m)
513-558-ISEC (department)

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-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Thompson [mailto:jthmpsn2 () MEMPHIS EDU]
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Laptop Encryption Software

Try looking into Compusec from CE-Infosys

There is a free and a paid (Using tokens) version(s), as well as windows and some Linux distros, allowing dual booting.

Might be worth a look anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: clementz.7 [mailto:clementz.7 () OSU EDU]
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 9:06 AM
Subject: [SECURITY] Laptop Encryption Software

Hello All,

We are looking into a few different pieces of software for laptop encryption and were wondering what everyone were 
using or had success with.  A few
products we were looking at were Truecrypt and Cyberangel.   Cyberangel
being more robust seems to be the logical choice,  but we were just seeing if anyone was using anything else.  Also 
looking for the Cyberangel equivalent for Macs.


Todd Clementz
Systems Engineer
Knowlton School of Architecture
The Ohio State University

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