DSD approves ProtectDrive for government use

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DSD approves ProtectDrive for government use

The Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) has completed a security evaluation of SafeNet’s ProtectDrive, approving it for government security use.

ProtectDrive is a PC security product, designed to encrypt information at rest whilst stored in hard drives or removable media.

Mike Burgess, DSD Deputy Director of Information Security, said “DSD and SafeNet have worked collaboratively throughout the evaluation to ensure that ProtectDrive meets the information security needs of the government.

“Government departments are increasingly reliant on electronic information and need assurance that appropriate levels of protection for storing official information is in place,” said Burgess.

“The evaluation of ProtectDrive to the Common Criteria EAL4 level provides a high level of assurance that government information will be suitably protected,” Mr Burgess said.

SafeNet has been presented with Australasian Information Security Evaluation Program (AISEP) certification as a result of its successful evaluation. The certification was presented to SafeNet’s Security Analyst Iain Holness at the 9th International Common Criteria Conference in South Korea recently.

“SafeNet’s ProtectDrive can be deployed and managed using Microsoft Active Directory which translates to reduced management complexities and real cost savings for government department and agencies,” said Mr Derek Tumulak, SafeNet’s Vice President of Product Management.

“This latest evaluation through AISEP demonstrates SafeNet’s continuing commitment to provide government departments and agencies with high assurance encryption solutions,” Mr Tumulak said.

DSD is Australia's national authority for information security. One of DSD’s principal functions is to provide Information Security products and services to the Australian Government and its Defence Force.
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