Wave Partners With Intel, Offering Comprehensive Management for the New SSD Pro
Intel Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs) Managed by Wave Fill a Void for
Government and Enterprise Requiring Flash-Based Drives for PCs,
Ultrabooks(TM) and 2 in 1s
LEE, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/05/13 -- Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ:
WAVX) announced today it is offering complete management of
self-encrypting solid-state drives (SSDs) to deliver stronger
security and data protection to the enterprise. The drives, which are
part of the Intel(R) Solid-State Drive Professional Family, support
the Trusted Computing Group (TCG)'s industry-standard Opal
The Intel SSD Professional Family helps increase employee
productivity with power-efficient performance, reduced wait times and
faster data delivery. New, small form factors help ensure
enterprise-grade storage capabilities designed for use in the latest
Ultrabook(TM) and 2 in 1 designs.
To meet the needs of enterprise IT departments required to protect
sensitive data from unauthorized access, the Intel SSD Pro 1500
Series offers improved security and manageability when paired with
Intel(R) vPro(TM) technology using Wave's management suite which
includes the EMBASSY Remote Administration Server and Wave Cloud
2014. Wave Cloud 2014 is the only cloud-managed solution for SEDs on
the market today.
Wave enables pre-boot authentication to the drive, automated user
enrollment, drive locking, emergency access, crypto-erase, policy
enforcement and remote management. Detailed event logs offer
independent verification that information on a drive is protected
should a device become lost or stolen -- essential for compliance.
"Intel has made guarding sensitive data a top priority with the
release of its new Pro 1500 Series, which combines the usability
benefits of solid-state technology with the unmatched security and
performance benefits of an Opal drive," said Wave CEO Bill Solms.
"We're honored to have worked with Intel early on to validate that
our software can provide scalable, world-class management of these
devices from the cloud to the enterprise. The result is an offering
that brings customers no-compromise security, no-compromise
performance, and no-compromise management."
Intel's release marks an important step forward in the adoption of
the Opal TCG standard, which serves as a blueprint for embedding
encryption into the device while ensuring interoperability.
"Data security is top-of-mind for IT departments and the Intel SSD
Pro 1500 Series provides organizations with the added assurance their
most sensitive data is protected," said Rob Crooke, Intel Corporate
vice president and general manager for the Intel Non-Volatile Memory
Solutions Group. "In addition to delivering security through
self-encryption, the Pro 1500 Series enables flexibility through
power-efficient performance. When combined with Wave's expertise in
trusted computing, we deliver a secure and reliable solution for
Lenovo intends to make the SSD Pro 1500 Series available on selected
models of T, W and X Series ThinkPads.
"Lenovo is committed to offering our ThinkPad and Ultrabook customers
best-in-class security and performance," said Jerry Fralick, chief
security officer, Lenovo. "Intel has raised the bar with its Intel
SSD Pro 1500 series, setting a new standard for performance, battery
life, ease of use and security with Opal encryption. Wave's software
gives IT all it needs for a quick and painless deployment, minimizing
the time to compliance."
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
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