The major vendors providing encryption software solution and services are Thales e-Security (La Defense, France) Gemalto (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Symantec (California, US) Dell (Texas, US) Sophos (Abingdon, UK) McAfee (California, US) Trend Micro (Tokyo, Japan) IBM (New York, US) Microsoft (Washington, US) PKWARE (Wisconsin, US) CipherCloud (California, US) ESET (Bratislava, Slovakia) The disk encryption application is expected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period Disk encryption, also known as hard drive encryption, full disk encryption, and whole disk encryption
, refers to the encryption of the entire disk.
Whole disk encryption
supports Microsoft Windows desktops and laptops and prevents against physical threats in case of lost or stolen endpoints.
According to NASA, although the laptop was password-protected, it did not have whole disk encryption
software, which means the thief could easily access the information it held.
The company said it used PGP Whole Disk Encryption
(WDE) technology to create Casper Secure Server Edition, which eliminates security and compliance risks that can be associated with backup and recovery products.
For example - a company might think that whole disk encryption
on all company notebook computers is a good idea - but if only 20 people have sensitive data - why spend 1 million dollars on mobile device data encryption when you can solve the problem for less than 5k?
* In cases where you are required to store data on a mobile device such as a laptop or smartphone, consider a whole disk encryption
product that will protect the data even if the device is stolen.
NTT DOCOMO Inc and Symantec Corp (Nasdaq:SYMC), a provider of security, storage and systems management solutions, announced today that DOCOMO will offer its customers a new 3G-mobile managed service featuring Symantec's PGP Whole Disk Encryption
with Remote Disable & Destroy, powered by Intel Anti-Theft Technology.
"When it comes to protecting ourselves from internal threats, whole disk encryption
and access and identity management are a good place for companies to start.
solution set with the planned launch of PGP Whole Disk Encryption
recently announced the expansion of its encryption solution set with the planned launch of PGP Whole Disk Encryption
with support for Intel[R] Anti-Theft Technology, Symantec Endpoint Encryption (SEE) Removable Storage Edition with integrated Symantec Data Loss Prevention capabilities, Symantec Endpoint Encryption Device Control and the newest version of Symantec Endpoint Encryption Full Disk Edition.
DO encrypt your hard drive, for instance with FileVault (Mac), TrueCrypt (Windows/Mac/Linux) or PGP Whole Disk Encryption
Hard drives can be protected through whole disk encryption
or, in some cases, by boot sector and hard disk passwords.