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Fujitsu and Wave Systems Debut Full Disk Encryption Solution at the Network World IT Roadmap Conference & Expo

New Security Solution First to Meet the Trusted Computing Group’s Upcoming Opal Security Subsystem Class Specification


Sunnyvale, CA, November 17, 2008 — Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced that it will be showcasing its full disk encryption (FDE) hard disk drive (HDD) at the Network World IT Roadmap Conference & Expo in San Francisco on November 17. The 2.5-inch HDD is the first technology in the world that will meet the Opal Security Subsystem Class (SSC) specification that will be published by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Storage Work Group (SWG) in January of 2009.

The Fujitsu FDE HDD that will be demonstrated at the conference will feature encryption functions and advanced security features built directly into the hardware of the HDD, providing the following significant benefits to users and corporations needing strong data protection:

  • Hardware based security. There are no dependencies on operating system software for security of the encryption keys and access credentials, as is the case for software encryption alternatives.
  • High performance encryption. FDE drives operate at the same speed as non-encryption HDDs with no impact to host CPU performance.
  • Ease of use. Single sign-on and password synchronization makes the solution invisible to users.
  • Minimum IT support. For IT administrators there are no alterations to the operating system so all system tools and applications process normally. As an additional benefit, FDE drives can be completely set up, operated and audited remotely.

For the past year, Fujitsu has been working closely with independent software vendors like Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ:WAVX) to build sophisticated features into its FDE solution. The TCG-based Fujitsu HDD provides system administrators the capabilities of remote configuration, feature rich authentication, lost password recovery, multi-user support and separation of administrative and user roles. Fujitsu and Wave Systems will be showcasing the complete security solution at the conference.

"What makes the Fujitsu FDE solution special is that the product leverages a stronger 256-bit AES key, whereas competitive offerings only support a 128-bit key," said David James, vice president, advanced product engineering, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. "By combining our hardware-based encryption technology with the Wave Systems Embassy Trust Suite management software, we are able to deliver an incredibly secure, managed mobile-computing solution."

The Fujitsu FDE HDD addresses organizations’ needs to securely and instantly make data on the drive inaccessible when redeploying or disposing of the physical hardware. The "advanced secure erase" feature immediately invalidates every piece of data by changing the in-drive encryption key. The process takes less than a second and provides the same level of data invalidation as physically destroying the hard disk drive. Whether the laptop is lost or stolen, or an IT administrator uses the advanced secure erase feature, the data on the drive is not recoverable.

"Hundreds of thousands of laptops are lost or stolen every year in the United States alone, so it is easy to see why data security for these devices continues to be a concern for businesses and consumers alike," said Lark Allen, executive vice president, business development, Wave Systems Corp. "To address this growing vulnerability, we are working closely with storage providers like Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive encryption technologies for mobile devices, which are designed to lock down any and all data on stolen or misplaced machines and to provide the audit logs needed for claiming compliance to the increasingly stringent data protection laws and regulations worldwide."

The Fujitsu MHZ2 CJ series FDE model announced this past April, that uses the ATA Security feature set for authentication, was recently recognized as the first HDD in the world to be granted the JIS X 19790 security certification in Japan. This certification validates that the entire disk drive, not just the underlying AES algorithm, meets the security requirements of JIS X 19790. The Fujitsu TCG-based HDD that will be demonstrated at the conference uses the same hardware, and supports the ATA Security feature set in addition to the new features introduced by Opal.

A whitepaper on the MHZ2 CJ series can be found online at: http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/computing/storage/hdd/mobile/mhz2320cj-sata.html


About Wave Systems Corp.

Wave provides software to help solve critical enterprise PC security challenges such as strong authentication, data protection, network access control and the management of these enterprise functions. Wave is a pioneer in hardware-based PC security and a founding member of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), a consortium of nearly 140 PC industry leaders that forged open standards for hardware security. Wave’s EMBASSY® line of client- and server-side software leverages and manages the security functions of the TCG’s industry standard hardware security chip, the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). TPMs are included on tens of millions of PCs and are standard equipment on many enterprise-class PCs shipping today. Using TPMs and Wave software, enterprises can substantially and cost-effectively strengthen their current security solutions.
For more information, please see: http://www.wave.com

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 160,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.3 trillion yen (US$53 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008.
For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, California, and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. currently offers products and services including hard disk drives, scanners and scanner maintenance, broadcast video products, palm vein recognition technology and 10Gb Ethernet switches. Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000.
For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/fcpa


Press Contacts

Jason Baker

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
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E-mail:jbaker@us.fujitsu.com


Laurie Falconer

Schwartz Communications
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