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Toshiba, Wave Systems Team For Mobile PC Encryption

Irvine, Calif. — Toshiba’s storage device division has entered a partnership with Wave Systems to develop a standards-based solution for the secure encryption of data on mobile computing platforms, such as laptop PCs.

The full-disk encryption solution integrates Toshiba’s HDD encryption technology and an enhanced version of Wave’s Embassy Trusted Drive Manager and Remote Administration Server products for the management and administration of encrypting hard drives. The combination of Toshiba and Wave’s components is said to provide a secure, easy-to-use and remotely manageable data protection solution for mobile PCs.

“Stronger security for information on mobile PCs is becoming a high-demand feature as customers look for solutions to protect sensitive personal and business data,” said Maciek Brzeski, marketing VP at Toshiba’s storage device division. “Building on our legacy of HDD innovation and technology leadership, our partnership with Wave Systems enhances our current encryption technology platform and provides mobile PC manufacturers with advanced security features to deliver the data protection mobile users require.”

Toshiba said availability of Toshiba HDD models incorporating the encrypting technology will be announced at a later date.