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WinMagic now offers SecureDoc full drive encryption service for Linux users


Canadian data security solutions provider WinMagic is now delivering its SecureDoc encryption service for Linux users.

SecureDoc is an enterprise-grade managed full drive encryption solution. The new capability is aimed to help enterprises in managing encryption of Linux-based devices.

Enterprises rely on Linux-based tools like dm-crypt, cryptsetup, and Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) for encryption of devices. WinMagic’s SecureDoc for Linux can additionally provide encryption management solutions and help enterprises manage and unify encryption efforts across the organization.

Using the SecureDoc full disk encryption, enterprises can manage the Linux-based devices independently, reset passwords, lock down the devices, and efficiently control them.

“SecureDoc takes Linux encryption management to the next level, permitting online conversion which allows admins and users to log-in and work on the machine while encryption occurs, and removes the need to clear the disk and re-install the operating system before commencing encryption – saving enterprises valuable time and money,” explained Garry McCracken, vice president technology, CISSP at WinMagic, in a blog post.

SecureDoc also seeks to meet the compliance requirements for devices based on Linux and Windows. It offers a single console to see if all devices in the organization are encrypted and compliant with their encryption policy.

The devices share their encryption status for all disks to central console on a specified time interval. In case any device goes missing, the IT teams would have proof of encryption state for the auditors.

Additionally, WinMagic’s SecureDoc enables pre-boot network-based authentication for protection of data on drives during boot-up.

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“Interestingly, the development of this full disk encryption for Linux laptops/desktops came after our launch of our cloud solution for Linux servers two years ago,” said Thi Nguyen-Huu, CEO of WinMagic.

“Originally an endpoint vendor, we traditionally ported our products to the cloud, but this time it is different. To our knowledge, the enterprise-class software-based encryption solution for Linux on top of dm-crypt is unique in the industry.”

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