Full-disk encryption with wireless pre-boot authentication
Posted on 29 February 2012.
WinMagic launched SecureDoc Version 5.3, which adds wireless capabilities to its PBConnex pre-boot network authentication.

SecureDoc v5.3 will also introduce two other key features to simplify data encryption and management:
  • SecureDoc OSA - Enables users to encrypt their hard drive without having to install any software in the OS). It leverages Self Encrypting Drive (SED) technology to perform installation at pre-boot – eliminating the need to create an OS-specific installation package. SecureDoc OSA works with most operating systems, including all Intel-platform versions of Linux, Solaris and Windows.
  • Removable Media Container Encryption - Enables users to create an encrypted container on a removable USB device. The encrypted container will automatically be mounted as a hard drive to enable users to quickly protect data by simply copying or moving the data to the drive. RMCE also enables SecureDoc users to share data with users that do not have SecureDoc installed and utilize the included Media Viewer to view and edit data or save it on an encrypted container.

    Additional enhancements include single sign-on support for PBConnex and Microsoft Active Directory accounts to enable faster boot log-in and security and support for the new Intel Anti-Theft 3.0 platform.

    PBConnex provides both the convenience of auto-boot and the security of pre-boot authentication. Wireless PBConnex (WPBC) provides all the benefits of PBConnex, without the need to utilize a network cable. As long as the SecureDoc Enterprise Server (SES) is available via the internet, authorized users worldwide can connect to a wireless network and authenticate against the SES and Active Directory. WPBC enables authenticated users to boot their device without a local key file and access the internet with a pre-boot browser.


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