ST Electronics (Info-Security) launches world’s first smartcard-protected HDD enclosure with AES Encryption @ 2008 Internation CES 07 January 2008
Las Vegas, 7 January, 2008 – ST Electronics (Info-Security) Pte Ltd, [STEE-InfoSec], a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited, today unveiled the DigiSAFE DiskCrypt Mobile DCM200 – the world’s first USB 2.0 external drive enclosure with smartcard protection. This latest Full Disk Encryption (FDE) product combines hardware encryption and smartcard-based 2-Factor protection. STEE-InfoSec is demonstrating how DCM200 offers ultimate security with complete ease of use to its users at the International CES 2008 in Las Vegas, USA .
DCM200 employs strong AES encryption to perform full disk encryption. Encryption is done in the hardware and is independent of the workstations or the Operating System. This has two advantages. First, there is no loss in the performance of the CPU or the hard drive. Second, complete OS-independence means that no software needs to be installed – users need not worry about Trojans, viruses or software upgrades. STEE-Infosec has also developed a Smartcard Management System to enable enterprises to deploy and manage DCM200 units easily. DCM200 units will begin shipping from March 2008 and will retail at approximately US$99.
“A DCM200 user has to insert a smartcard and enter a PIN before access to the data on the hard drive is allowed. This is smartcard-based two factor authentication – it offers the same level of security as that provided by bank ATM cards. In addition, DCM200 carries an in-built keypad for entering of the PIN. Using the keypad instead of the PC’s keyboard for PIN entry safeguards it against Trojans and keyloggers.”
~ Andrew CHOW
General Manager of ST Electronics (Info-Security)
The International CES 2008 exhibition runs from 7 to 10 January 2008. Please visit STEE-InfoSec at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Booth 74638.
ST Electronics (Info-Security) , formerly known as DigiSAFE Pte Ltd is the leading infosecurity company offering both hardware and software-based solutions to the government and commercial enterprises in the Asia Pacific region. We offer digital watermarking solutions, hardware-based hard disk encryption solutions, USB authentication tokens for access control, and hardware encryption devices for securing phone, fax and IP networks – as well as a host of other solutions serving areas of communication, end-point and content security. ST Electronics (Info-Security) is a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics).
ST Electronics , the electronics arm of ST Engineering, delivers innovative system solutions to government, commercial, defence, and industrial customers worldwide. It specialises in the design, development and integration of advanced electronics systems, such as broadband radio frequency and satellite communication, e-government solutions, information communications technologies, rail and traffic management, realtime command & control, training and simulation, intelligent building management, and information security and mobile commerce solutions. Please visitwww.stee.stengg.com
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