Comguard and WinMagic Announces the Availability of SecureDoc 6.1 in Middle East

Top Quote Introducing new features including MDM for iOS & Android, FileVault 2 support and more. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 25, 2012 - Comguard, a Dubai-based leading value-added distributor for IT security products, a part of Spectrum group and WinMagic Inc., today announced the launch of SecureDoc Version 6.1 in Middle East region. This new version will bring forward a host of new benefits including the ability to manage all devices via a convenient web based, user friendly interface as well as support across multiple platforms and devices. WinMagic is now in the unique position to be able to offer customers support for desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones from a single management console.

    Building on its industry-leading Full-disk encryption offering, WinMagic is pleased to bring forth a whole new set of features and enhancements to SecureDoc 6.1, including the newly launched capability of supporting Apple MAC FileVault2 and Mobile Device Management (MDM) support for iOS and Android devices. In addition, an enhanced Web console has been added to further simplify IT administration, making it easier and more flexible for centralized control and management.

    "With the growing trend of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) across organizations, WinMagic wanted to ensure we were providing the tools necessary for our customers to effectively and easily manage their security strategy in this new day and age, while at the same time offering feature sets that allow them to decrease the total cost of IT network ownership. WinMagic's strategy has consistently been to offer our customers simple, scalable and cost efficient solutions and we will continue to do so well into the future," says George Jason, General Manager Middle East at WinMagic.

    SecureDoc 6.1 New Features:
    Mobile Device Management (MDM) for iOS and Android Devices: Centralized management to enforce encryption and data security policies. All settings/controls can be accessed and managed through the SecureDoc Enterprise Server (SES) Web Console.
    FileVault 2 Support: With one of the leading Mac OS X encryption solutions in the market, WinMagic has taken it a step further, giving customers even more flexibility than before, with the addition of FileVault 2 management. Now customers can leverage SecureDoc for Mac or use the native encryption technology in Mac OS X. Both can be centrally managed by SES.
    SES Web Console: In order to offer customers the most flexibility and control over their data encryption and security solution, WinMagic has added the SES Web Console. The SES Web Console gives IT administrators convenient access to all SES settings via a Web browser such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox. SES Web Console offers a complete view of all devices encrypted or managed by SecureDoc whether it's a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop.
    Windows 8 support: SecureDoc 6.1 offers compatibility for Microsoft Windows 8.

    In addition to these new features, a number of enhancements have also been made in SecureDoc 6.1. With 6.1 a new interface has been developed for end point clients and servers. The new interface offers a clean look and feel and is consistent across the various versions of SecureDoc.

    Jayadevan K, Senior Vice President, Value Business at Comguard, said, "We are happy to introduce version 6.1 of SecureDoc from WinMagic in the Middle East region. The new version of SecureDoc offers a number of new advantages including the ability to manage all devices via a convenient Web based, user friendly interface as well as support across multiple platforms and devices."

    Enhancements have also been made to SecureDoc OSA, File and Folder Encryption (FFE) and Removable Media Container Encryption (RMCE).

    About Comguard
    Comguard FZ LLC is one of the leading Value added Distributor in the IT security space and has a reach across the Middle East and North Africa region. The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in Dubai, UAE. Comguard is a part of Spectrum Group which is engaged in IT networking and security training, and consultancy. Hence, the biggest strength for Comguard is the skill sets which has made it one of the fastest growing Value added Distributor in the region and have been recognized by several awards from vendors and industry platforms. Recently, Comguard has been adjudged as one of the Top 25 Distributors in the Middle East region by Reseller Middle East magazine as well as won the Choice of Channel Award from VAR MEA magazine. For more information see

    About SecureDoc
    SecureDoc is a comprehensive disk encryption and data security product that secures data at rest. It has two main components: the client software used to encrypt and protect data and the server software (SecureDoc Enterprise Server or SES) used to configure, deploy, and manage encryption for an entire organization.

    SecureDoc uses a FIPS 140-2 certified AES 256-bit cryptographic engine to encrypt data. SecureDoc was the first product in market to introduce network-based pre-boot authentication. This technology, PBConnex, has been recognized throughout the industry as a market leading security solution significantly reducing the total cost of ownership of data encryption. Most recently, WinMagic was awarded Security Magazine's Innovator of the Year Award in 2011 for SecureDoc and the groundbreaking functionality PBConnex offers.

    WinMagic's SecureDoc data encryption and security solution protects sensitive data stored on desktops, servers as well as portable media such as laptops and removable media including USB thumb drives and CD/DVDs. It is compatible with editions of Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP, as well as Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard and Linux platforms.

    About WinMagic Inc.
    WinMagic Inc. provides the world's most secure, manageable and easy-to-use data security solutions. WinMagic's SecureDoc is a comprehensive encryption and security management product that can manage data security across the enterprise. By encrypting entire disks, specific files or folders locally or on the network as well as mobile devices and removable media, SecureDoc secures your data wherever it is stored, providing enterprise grade data security policy and key management across all operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS, Android and Linux. SecureDoc is trusted by thousands of enterprises and government organizations worldwide. Our solutions help organizations to minimize business risks, meet privacy/regulatory compliance requirements, and protect valuable information assets against unauthorized access. With a full complement of professional and customer services, WinMagic supports over three million SecureDoc users in more than 80 countries.

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