February 19, 2009
New Solution Encrypts PC Hard Disks Fast and Completely
TOKYO, JAPAN - NTT Communications Corporation (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 February 20.
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.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Com delivers high-quality voice, data and IP services to customers around the world. The company is renowned for its diverse information and communication services, expertise in managed networks, hosting and IP networking services, and industry leadership in IPv6 transit technology. The company’s extensive global infrastructure includes Arcstar™ private networks and a Tier 1 IP backbone (connected with major ISPs worldwide), both reaching more than 150 countries, as well as secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Com is the wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com.