Law firms and corporate legal departments with "bring your own device" policies seeking protection of confidential data to comply with privacy and security regulations can lock it up with SecureDoc, a data encryption software now available in version 6.1 from WinMagic Inc., a data security technology provider based in Mississauga, Ontario.
SecureDoc encrypts data at rest through its two main components: client software that locally secures the data and SecureDoc Enterprise Server, its server software to implement and manage encryption organizationwide. Users of version 6.1 can manage multiple devices across multiple platforms through a web-based, user-friendly interface.
the Secure Enterprise Server web console, which gives IT administrators access to all SES settings as well as a full view of all devices encrypted or managed by SecureDoc through a web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox;
mobile device management, a component of the web console to access and manage the deployment of Android and iOS devices as well as enforce encryption and password policies;
support for FileVault 2, the Mac OS X disk encryption available to Lion and Mountain Lion users, giving users the choice between SecureDoc for Mac or the native technology in OS X to encrypt Mac devices.
Additional upgrades include support for Windows 8 and enhancements to its encryption of files and folders and removable media such as flash drives.
SecureDoc uses FIPS 140-2 certified AES 256-bit encryption and employs PBConnex, a network-based pre-boot authentication technology providing a means to verify users before the operating system loads.
Michael Roach is LTN's associate editor. Send email.