SOURCE: SECUDE International AG

July 11, 2007 08:00 ET

SECUDE, Seagate, and GammaTech Team Up to Deliver Ground-Breaking Encrypting Laptop PCs

LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - SECUDE, Seagate & GammaTech (formerly Twinhead) are teaming to deliver best-in-class security solutions designed to prevent unauthorized access to data on lost or stolen notebook PCs. SECUDE's FinallySecure™ authentication technology, combined with Seagate's DriveTrust™ security featuring hardware-based Full Disk Encryption, is now available on DURABOOK notebooks by GammaTech.

"SECUDE's FinallySecure™ provides total Data-at-Rest security with Seagate's Momentus® 5400 FDE.2 hard drive. The 2.5-inch notebook drive is the industry's first system to feature hardware-based full disk encryption, access control, and password management -- all without compromising performance," said Dr. Heiner Kromer, CEO of SECUDE International AG.

The combined solution is the first link in the authentication chain, providing an Adaptive Technology with Risk Management and Productivity gains for end to end security. The SECUDE and Seagate security umbrella protects against loss of data, fines from non-compliance, and destruction of brand value. In addition, end user transparency results in an ROI from productivity gains and also allows for migration from single user to enterprise and software to hardware, all with central management. The solution allows GammaTech customers to survive, adapt, and grow in a heterogeneous IT eco-system.

"Seagate is pleased to see our current customer base leverage this technology to add security value to their current systems," said Tom Major, Vice President of Personal Compute Business, Seagate. "The market is hungry for this type of protection, and together we offer a robust best-in-class solution with little integration impact."

Seagate DriveTrust Technology is a next-generation security platform built into the hard drive that is considerably stronger than typical BIOS, OS, or ATA based hard-drive security solutions. DriveTrust combines strong, fully automated hardware-based security with a programming foundation that makes it easy to add security-based software applications for organization-wide encryption key management, multi-factor user authentication and other capabilities that help lock down digital information at rest. SECUDE has been an established leader in key & access management, authentication, and encryption technology for over a decade with a suite of products creating an end to end security platform including Single Sign-On, Key & Token Management, and encryption technologies. SECUDE has been a strong IT security partner of SAP for 10 years and is a leading provider of key and access management technologies for Seagate encrypted disk drives.

DURABOOK laptop computers from GammaTech, the newly named U.S. sales and marketing arm of Twinhead Corporation, feature spill-resistant keyboards, patented optical disk tray locks, anti-shock LCD screens and protected hard drives, all capable of meeting U.S. military MIL 810F standards for ruggedization. All DURABOOK laptops are protected by a magnesium alloy case 20 times stronger than ordinary ABS plastic notebook housings. The highly engineered laptops fill the fast-growing demand among professionals, students, and other active, mobile individuals for ultra-durable notebooks that can withstand the knocks, shocks, drops and spills of real life.

"With the ever increasing concern for security and data protection, the need for advanced access control and data security in laptops is obvious," said Steven Gau, president of GammaTech Computer Corporation. "This combined laptop security solution will be of immense value for a wide range of applications and for government and corporate users worldwide."


SECUDE International AG, the End-to-End IT Security Products & Solutions Company, is a market leader in the areas of key & access management, authentication & authorization, encryption, data integrity and the management of digital identities, delivering a higher level of IT Security to organizations around the world. We offer solutions in single sign-on and the security of documents, applications and transactions.

SECUDE is a member of IT SEC SWISS AG and was founded in 1996 out of a partnership between SAP AG and the Fraunhofer Institute in Darmstadt, Germany. This partnership resulted in the Secure Network Communication (SNC) module for SAP AG. Headquartered in Lucerne, Switzerland, we have a world-wide customer base and offices in the USA, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam & China.

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About Seagate

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, 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, and to be the low cost producer 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, Momentus and DriveTrust are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About GammaTech Computer Corporation

GammaTech Computer Corporation is a global leader specializing in design, manufacturing and sales of award-winning, build-to-order, portable notebook computers. GammaTech is the American sales and marketing arm of Twinhead Corporation, well known in the industry as a top tier ODM manufactuer and maker of digital media entertainment products. Headquartered in Fremont, CA, GammaTech Computer Corporation was established in 1987. Visit

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