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Re: Laptop Encryption Software
From: "Walter E. Petruska" <wpetruska () USFCA EDU>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 22:15:05 -0800


Good choice, from what we've seen so far.

USF purchased 1,200 licenses of Utimaco SafeGuard last year.  We've
finished our first round of installations to laptops of IT and other VIP
users, and had little to NO problems.  Best of all, it is really
transparent/invisible to the end users, so we avoid the user making any
mistakes with configuration or accidental removal, etc.

During March, we're rolling it out to 300 Staff who have access to or
work with sensitive information (Student, Staff/Faculty, Financial,
etc.) Hopefully, the mass rollout will go as easily as our beta and

If everything goes well, then beginning this summer the product will be
standard on all laptops at the University- installed as part of the
standard image.

Good luck to you there-

Let me know if you discover any hiccups or issues, and I'll do the same.

Walter Petruska
University of San Francisco

-----Original Message-----
From: Lovaas,Steven [mailto:Steven.Lovaas () COLOSTATE EDU] 
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Laptop Encryption Software

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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