WinMagic Enables Enterprise-Class Full Drive Encryption for Linux

WinMagic, an encryption and key management solution provider, has introduced enterprise-class managed full drive encryption solution for Linux.

According to WinMagic, Linux users are commonly the most technical users in an organization, and rely on the platform for its flexibility and robustness to deliver an enterprise’s workloads. This includes a reliance on Linux’s built-in tools—dm-crypt, cryptsetup, and Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS)—to encrypt their devices and manage their encryption keys. While Linux’s encryption toolkit can encrypt Linux-based devices, the operating system can further benefit from the encryption management solutions provided by ISVs such as WinMagic, to manage and unify encryption efforts across an enterprise, the company says.

WinMagic’s SecureDoc full disk encryption separates encryption into two components—encryption and key management. With WinMagic’s SecureDoc, operation, management and recovery of the devices are handled within a single console. For auditors, each device’s encryption status is tracked to ensure its data is in a protected state, and is viewable in a single pane of glass—giving business leaders the certainty they need to pass a compliance audit. SecureDoc also enables pre-boot network-based authentication as an additional security measure to ensure data on drives is never left unprotected during boot-up. In the event of theft, loss, unauthorized access, or decryption attempts by power users, with the assistance of WinMagic’s intelligent key management, the drive can be quickly crypto-erased, mitigating any damage.

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