SOURCE: Wave Systems Corp.

Wave Systems Corp.

May 13, 2014 08:15 ET

Wave Unveils Management for the SanDisk X300s Solid-State Drive With Encryption to Secure Enterprise Data

Each SanDisk X300s SSD™ Comes Exclusively Equipped With Wave's EMBASSY Security Center

LEE, MA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) announced today that its management software has been validated for use with SanDisk's new self-encrypting solid state drive (SSD) for corporate environments, the SanDisk X300s SSD.

Today's workforce is more mobile than ever before, which means enterprise data is exposed to greater risks. In fact, the latest Forrester Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends study found that 29 percent of employees are "anywhere, anytime" workers and that 37 percent work from multiple locations. With both devices and data on the move, enterprises must ensure that their sensitive information is protected. Secure encryption is also a compliance requirement for many in the healthcare, finance, and manufacturing industries.

The SanDisk X300s SSD will include a link to a fully functional download of Wave's EMBASSY® Security Center (ESC), a client application for SED management, as part of the SanDisk administration dashboard. For enterprise-wide deployments, Wave offers its EMBASSY Remote Administration Server, and Wave Cloud 2014, the first and only cloud service that manages SEDs from a single console. The combined offering delivers maximum data protection and performance to help address IT decision makers top data management and security challenges.

"Wave's collaboration with SanDisk means that our customers will receive an immediate endpoint encryption solution for our new X300s SSD," said Tarun Loomba, vice president of marketing, client storage solution at SanDisk. "Wave's EMBASSY® Security Center (ESC) allows seamless deployment of data protection policies, which can also be centrally managed by cloud or server-based solutions from Wave Systems."

Wave ESC will be available through the SanDisk SSD Dashboard software suite to be released in June 2014.

"The SanDisk X300s SSD offers strong protection for companies' most sensitive data, and when combined with Wave's superior management capabilities, will deliver customers with a cost-effective, comprehensive solution right out of the box," said Wave CEO Bill Solms.

Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) offer security that is built into the device itself, offering stronger protection than software-based encryption solutions. Because they are isolated from the rest of the system where viruses and malware reside, they are resistant to software attacks. In addition, the drives cost less and greatly outperform traditional software solutions.

About Wave Systems
Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) reduces the complexity, cost and uncertainty of data protection by starting inside the device. Unlike other vendors who try to secure information by adding layers of software for security, Wave leverages the security capabilities built directly into endpoint computing platforms themselves. Wave has been a foremost expert on this growing trend, leading the way with first-to-market solutions and helping shape standards through its work as a board member for the Trusted Computing Group.

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