NTT Communications Corp (NTT Com) announced today a security solution that encrypts all data on a PC's hard drive, and at a faster speed than similar systems. Sales begin Saturday.
The solution, called Drive Protector Advance, allows laptop PCs to be used outside offices without fear of information theft. Due to the risk of laptops being lost or stolen, many companies are forced to implement strict security procedures, including forbidding company laptops from being taken outside the office. Such restrictions can not only diminish efficiency, they also can create new security risks by obliging employees to carry hard copies of critical information outside the company.
Drive Protector Advance encrypts the entire data on a PC's hard drive using a proprietary randomization algorithm developed by NTT Com. It then divides the data for storage on the PC and a dedicated USB flash drive, eliminating the risk of information theft even if the PC or USB drive were stolen.
The algorithm's simple formulae enable speedy randomization and decoding.
Randomization and decoding can be initiated by simply connecting or disconnecting the USB drive. No network is required. The entire hard drive is randomized automatically, eliminating the risk of forgetting to randomize certain sensitive data, or randomizing the wrong data.
Drive Protector Advance will be sold in a complete package that also includes a dedicated USB flash drive and encryption-optimized Panasonic Let'snote R8 laptop loaded with Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2. Compatibility with other models and operating systems is envisioned.© JCN