ENCRYPTX Announces DeviceDefender, the Next Generation in USB Device Control and Removable Drive Protection-DeviceDefender Adds New USB Device Control Management Capabilities to SecurMedia and Replaces the SecurMedia Software Offering
BROOMFIELD, CO, Jan. 16, 2009 -- ENCRYPTX Corporation (a BeCompliant Company), a leading provider of data security and policy management of removable storage devices, today announced the new DeviceDefender(TM) software offering that adds USB device control management to the previous SecurMedia device protection product. DeviceDefender's new features reduce data leakage, defend the device against the automatic introduction of malware and provides fine grained organizational control and tracking for removable drives and media.
DeviceDefender's USB device control features block unauthorized devices from being used when connected to a PC or Server through the USB port, only allowing pre-approved devices to be used, and quarantining removable devices until they have been scanned and determined to be free of viruses and malware. The previous SecurMedia encryption software offering was launched in 2001 and provided automatic detection and encryption of data and administrative management of USB attached devices, and all types of PC removable storage media including CDs, DVDs, flash drives, removable hard drives, Compact Flash, SD cards, RDX cartridges, and any removable device that is FAT, NTFS or CDFS formatted. DeviceDefender retains those capabilities in addition to the new control management features. Users can choose to initiate features that best fit their environment.
"DeviceDefender and the new functionality is a result of feedback from our enterprise users and meetings with the US Department of Defense DARTT team, the group responsible for the approval of security products used within the DOD and federal government agencies," remarked David Duncan, president of ENCRYPTX. "DeviceDefender represents a new set of USB device management capabilities and realignment from just encryption to automatic device encryption tightly integrated with policy-based control and management over USB attached and other types of removable storage devices."
ENCRYPTX device security products have been protecting consumers, enterprise and government devices and media for nearly a decade. Over 20 million drives have been sold worldwide with ENCRYPTX security products from leading manufacturers including SanDisk, Imation, SuperTalent, Biwin and Rocky Mountain RAM. ENCRYPTX products are used commercially by thousands of corporate users including well known organizations such as IBM, General Dynamics, Consumer Sciences Corporation, Boeing, KPMG, Science Applications International Corporation, and by numerous local, state and federal agencies and US Department of Defense organizations including the States of Virginia and Wisconsin, the United States Treasury Department, the US Department of Energy, the Air National Guard and the Armed Forces Information Services.
DeviceDefender replaces the SecurMedia offering and can be purchased online at www.encryptx.com, through authorized distributors and resellers, or by contacting the direct salesforce. The product is available on the General Services Administration (GSA) schedule (#GS-35F-0307N) and has been recently approved and added to the Data at Rest (DAR) Blanket Purchase Agreement for government and DOD organizations.
ENCRYPTX, a BeCompliant Company, was founded in 1999 to develop encryption and security solutions for "data in motion" -- information being shared on removable devices, removable media and through email. ENCRYPTX received $7.5 million in venture financing prior to the buyout by BeCompliant Corporation in March 2007. ENCRYPTX removable drive encryption solutions have been bundled and sold by leading drive manufacturers on over 20 million drives worldwide. ENCRYPTX is located at 580 Burbank Street, Suite 110, Broomfield, Colorado 80020, www.encryptx.com, Telephone 1.888.431.4550.