SECUDE implements FIPS PUB 140-2 certified algorithms for software only in FinallySecure Enterprise

Top Quote SECUDE International AG announces today that its Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA) and Full Disk Encryption (FDE) solution, FinallySecure Enterprise, now uses FIPS PUB 140-2 certified algorithms. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 14, 2009 - Zurich, Switzerland – SECUDE International AG announces today that its Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA) and Full Disk Encryption (FDE) solution, FinallySecure™ Enterprise is now uses FIPS PUB 140-2 certified algorithms for software only. FinallySecure is the world’s only hybrid software– or hardware– based Full Disk Encryption (FDE). FinallySecure enables early adoption and migration to the upcoming wave of hardware–based FDE technologies such as Seagate Momentus Full Disk Encryption (FDE) disk drives.

    “Certification will help our customers comply with government regulations and standards by confirming that our products meet the highest security requirements,” says Tristan Kromer, VP and General Manager of the Data Protection Division at SECUDE. “This is an important step to fulfilling our commitment to our partners and channels who wish to address the FIPS compliant marketplace with our best-of-breed Data-at-Rest (DAR) solutions like FinallySecure.”

    The list of the algorithms are:
    AES: Cert. #958
    HMAC: Cert. #534
    RNG: Cert. #541
    SHA: Cert. #930

    This new certificate numbers have been posted to the CAVP Validation List website:

    The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 regulation is a security standard defining prerequisites that security solutions must meet to protect sensitive data in American and Canadian government agencies (for more information see: This certification is often a benchmark for private companies seeking independent verification that the encryption technology has been implemented in a rigorous and verifiable fashion.

    FinallySecure Enterprise with centralized management fulfills critical business needs by allowing customer migration not only within the Windows world, but with regards to the next generation of hardware-based Full Disk Encryption (FDE) hard disk drives (HDDs) being created by Seagate, Hitachi, Fujitsu, and others. Partnering with hardware vendors for encryption unlocks advantages such as increased performance, secure cryptographic erase functionalities, and advanced key management.

    Customers can close the legacy gap between old operating systems and new hardware by deploying one solution designed to meet rigorous data protection compliance standards while providing a greater experience for users and IT administrators.

    FinallySecure allows businesses to survive, adapt and grow in a heterogeneous IT eco-system.

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    About SECUDE:

    SECUDE International AG is a market leader in SAP Security and End-to-End Data Protection, delivering a higher level of IT Security to organizations around the world. SECUDE is a member of SECUDE AG and was founded in 1996 out of a partnership between SAP AG and the Fraunhofer Institute in Darmstadt, Germany. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, we have a world-wide partner and customer base and with offices in Europe, USA, Asia, and the Middle East.

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    SECUDE International AG
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