November 10, 2008 15:00 ET

SECUDE Announces New Customer Win as Kronos Incorporated Launches Laptop Security Solution From SECUDE and Seagate

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - November 10, 2008) - SECUDE, a security software industry leader, announced today that Kronos Incorporated, the leading workforce management software company, is deploying SECUDE's FinallySecure Enterprise Software, a fully managed data security solution featuring Seagate's Momentus® FDE (Full Disk Encryption) hard drives for notebook computers. The centrally managed solution from SECUDE and Seagate Technology® offered the most secure and manageable solution to meet Kronos' global needs.

According to Richard Goetz, Corporate Security Officer at Kronos, "The system from SECUDE offers a highly secure software encryption capability. Integration with the Seagate® Momentus FDE hard drive enables encryption at the firmware level. SECUDE allows us to roll out a company-wide, software-only FDE solution as we transition into a fully managed data protection solution with hardware-based Full Disk Encryption. The same Pre-Boot Authentication and management technology is used to manage both the software and firmware encryption solutions. This enabled us to quickly deploy encryption without replacing hardware or having to purchase new software licenses once we decided to deploy the Seagate drives."

Kronos' selection of the combined solution is part of the company's objective to deploy leading-edge technology to provide ever-higher levels of security.

As Goetz says, "Strong, transparent security allows us to secure our data and to efficiently and securely take care of our customers around the globe."

According to Tristan Kromer, Vice President of Data Protection at SECUDE, "The Kronos implementation is an excellent example of how a company can first secure its legacy systems with the FinallySecure Enterprise software solution while providing a clear migration path to hardware based full disk encryption for the entire enterprise."

"More and more sensitive personal and business information is ending up on mobile PCs as the rapid spread of laptop use worldwide continues," said Dan Good, vice president of Personal Computer Security Products at Seagate. "Seagate Technology is teaming with SECUDE and other Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to deliver powerful security that protects notebook data where it lives -- on the drive -- for organizations of all sizes."

About the Seagate Secure Notebook Disk Drives

Compliance with data security and privacy legislation has become a priority for many organizations, making the safeguarding of digital assets a fundamental requirement. Seagate Momentus FDE, a line self-encrypting hard drives, offers high-performance full disk encryption in capacities of up to 320GB. Momentus FDE hard drives deliver new levels of simplicity, transparency and performance for securing all data on the drive, not just selected partitions or files. Since the encryption key never leaves the drive, it is not subject to the latest hacker attacks such as the Princeton Cold Boot hack. The security of this solution is always on and transparent to the user with no performance degradation. The drives enable secure repurposing or disposal instantly and with Secude technology can be centrally managed.

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About Kronos Incorporated

Kronos Incorporated empowers organizations around the world to effectively manage their workforce. At Kronos, we are experts who are solely focused on delivering software and services that enable organizations to reduce costs, increase productivity, improve employee satisfaction, and ultimately enhance the level of service they provide. Kronos serves customers in more than 60 countries through its network of offices, subsidiaries, and distributors. Widely recognized as a market and thought leader in managing the workforce, Kronos has unrivaled reach with more than 30 million people using a Kronos solution every day. Learn more about Kronos at


SECUDE International AG is a market leader in SAP Security and End-to-End Data Protection, delivering a higher level of IT Security to organizations around the world. SECUDE is a member of SECUDE AG and was founded in 1996 out of a partnership between SAP AG and the Fraunhofer Institute in Darmstadt, Germany. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, we have a world-wide partner and customer base and with offices in Europe, USA, Asia, and the Middle East.

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About Seagate

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives and storage solutions, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, with the goal of being the time-to-market leader in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at

Seagate, Seagate Technology and Momentus are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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