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May 4 2011 - London - Becrypt, a leading endpoint security specialist today announced that Becrypt’s DISK Protect Baseline® data security solution has achieved interoperability certification with RSA SecurID® two-factor authentication. DISK Protect Baseline is CESG-approved by the UK Government for use with restricted and confidential data up to Impact Levels 3 and 4. This level covers virtually all data used within local government and the NHS and most of central government data.

The Becrypt DISK Protect Baseline data security solution utilizes RSA SecurID authentication for pre-boot authentication of a fully encrypted PC hard drive. By requiring users to insert their RSA SecurID SID hybrid tokens into the USB port on the PC at start up, organizations are enforcing strong authentication and ensuring compliance. An optional feature also locks the PC if the RSA SecurID SID 800 token is removed from the USB port.

Keith Ricketts, Marketing Director at Becrypt commented, “This RSA certification of interoperability gives further assurance to our joint UK Government and public sector customers that require a CESG-approved product to deal with sensitive data. This demonstrates Becrypt’s commitment to providing our customers with a wide range of security solutions that continue to keep pace with the latest technology. We have seen a significant demand from central and local government for data security solutions that include two-factor authentication, and we believe that the technical interoperability with the RSA SecurID solution provides a further level of flexibility without compromising any aspect of security.”

DISK Protect Baseline secures the data on desktop and laptop PCs with three layers of security - full disk encryption, strong pre-boot authentication and optional removable media encryption - without any noticeable impact on performance or user. Full disk encryption is performed transparently on the fly, avoiding the risk that the user may forget to encrypt sensitive files. Pre-boot authentication allows DISK Protect Baseline to encrypt the operating system and prevent data being accessed with low level tools. Removable media encryption secures data on USB and other connected devices.

RSA SecurID authentication is the market-leading two-factor authentication system used by more than 40 million people across more than 30,000 organisations worldwide. It is engineered to assure user identities and protect against unauthorised access to applications and resources across numerous physical locations. RSA SecurID technology is comprised of both a broad range of hardware and software authenticators that provide end users with a one-time password that is designed to change every 60 seconds, as well as its software engine – RSA Authentication Manager – which scales to support millions of users and provides the benefit of technical certification and interoperability with more than 300 products.

“We are pleased to welcome Becrypt to the RSA Secured Partner Program” said Ted Kamionek, Vice President, Corporate Development at RSA, The Security Division of EMC. “Organisations understand that encrypting information on laptops and PCs is absolutely essential, but a challenge still exists that if a user’s credentials are comprised the data may be at risk. Becrypt and RSA provide a solution that solves this challenge by being able to verifiably secure access to that critical infrastructure through a policy of strong authentication.”

Further versions from the DISK Protect suite are available. DISK Protect Standard provides a fully flexible solution for commercial implementations. DISK Protect Enhanced provides an increased level of security for Government implementations suitable for protecting data up to Impact Level 5 & 6 (SECRET & TOP SECERET).

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NOTES TO EDITORS

About the RSA Secured Partner Program
The RSA Secured Partner Program is one of the largest and longest running alliance programs of its type, bringing over 1,000 complementary solutions cross more than 300 organisations together. RSA SecurID®, RSA® Access Manager, RSA® Adaptive Authentication, RSA® Digital Certificate Solutions, RSA® Hybrid Authenticators, RSA® envision, RSA® Federated Identity Manager and RSA® Key Manager Suite certification programs bring added assurance to customers that their solutions are certified as interoperable to help them achieve faster time to deployment and lower overall cost of ownership. The RSA Secured Partner Program reflects RSA’s commitment to driving inventive collaboration across the industry and support standards-based interoperability with its information-centric security solutions to help protect information, identities and infrastructures. For more information, please visit www.rsa.com/rsasecured.

About BeCrypt
BeCrypt is a leading supplier of innovative Information Assurance solutions and services, providing secure, feature-rich, out-of-the-box products that are government-certified and suitable for all industry sectors.

BeCrypt is a leading supplier of encryption technology to the UK Government, Ministry of Defence and UK Police.

BeCrypt plays a leading role in the Information Assurance industry through membership and participation in the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) and the Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) where we sit on the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) committee. In addition, we currently chair the Crypto Developers Forum – Baseline WG (UK).

Through technology and OEM partnerships BeCrypt enables third-party solutions with encryption and other data security capabilities.

BeCrypt has offices in London, UK, Boston, USA, and Sydney, Australia serving clients worldwide.

Editors Contacts

Keith Ricketts
Marketing Director
BeCrypt
Tel: 07809 391 037
Email: kricketts@becrypt.com

Andreina West/Mary Phillips
PR Artistry Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1491 639500
Email: andreina@pra-ltd.co.uk

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