SecurDisc hardware/software solution to provide content access control against unauthorized access and unauthorized copy
Nero today announced SecurDisc, a solution for the access control and performance reliability of data stored on optical media that allows it to be distributed and shared securely. The benefits of this technology are realized with CD and DVD media authored via SecurDisc certified devices and carry the SecurDisc logo.
SecurDisc technology prohibits unauthorized access to data through password protection, detects altered data on authored media through checksum verification, increases performance and reliability through redundantly stored data and authenticates the origin of data through digital signature verification
"SecurDisc is a breakthrough in that it provides the first secure means to use optical disc media for the sharing of confidential data," said Udo Eberlein, COO of Nero AG.
LG Electronics debuts Super Multi DVD Rewriter featuring SecurDisc to the US market at CES. "We developed integrated solutions and technologies that will prohibit unauthorized access to data through password protection," said Y.K Cho, Vice President, IT Marketing, LG Electronics. The New LG Super Multi DVD Rewriter with premium security functions offers several features to protect a disc at the user and storage level by implementing SecurDisc's unique hardware and software functionality.
SecurDisc features can be combined on a single media and mixed with unprotected data, giving users full flexibility and control over the content stored on a disc and the measures they want to take to keep it secure. The high security of the password protection feature is assured by AES128 encryption and secret values implemented in the optical disc drive firmware of SecurDisc-certified drives.
SecurDisc supports CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM media, and is supported by the Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. The Nero Express application is required to author SecurDisc media, and Nero's InCD Reader is required to access media and files protected by the format. Soon available as a free download, InCD Reader will allow all CD and DVD drives to access data recorded with SecurDisc technology.
The SecurDisc optical device feature set can be implemented in pre-existing optical storage devices by drive manufacturers via common firmware MMC standard commands.
Demonstrations available at CES Booth, South Hall I, Booth 20613.