Imation today announced it has partnered with ENCRYPTX Corporation to develop and market secure CD-R, DVD-R & Blu-ray optical media with EncryptDisc technology from ENCRYPTX.
Under the agreement, the companies have incorporated the ENCRYPTX EncryptDisc AES 256-bit encryption and burning technology into a line of secure, printable optical media products from Imation. Imation and ENCRYPTX have also announced that they have selected OEM partners Compass Medical, North Central Sight Services, and Rocky Mountain RAM to customize and supply the discs for certain government, medical and other regulated markets.
Imation's CD-R and DVD-R media with EncryptDisc technology integrate encryption and burning application manufactured
onto the disc. EncryptDisc uses highly secure,
government-grade AES 256-bit encryption that is FIPS 140-2,
Level 1 validated, NIST SP 800-57 compliant. The technology
prevents users from writing files in the clear; files are
automatically encrypted when being burned. Integrated password recovery and optional remote
administrator password recovery service ensure authorized
users can recover forgotten passwords securely. In addition, a built-in password attack self-defeating mechanism prevents brute force attacks to crack the disc password.
The discs can be left open to allow users to add new content or edit files and incrementally burn these changes through the EncryptDisc application, or finalized as a Read Only disc with decryption access.
An optional EncryptDisc Administrative Console, either
hosted or installed, allows IT or Security Administrators to
disable lost or stolen discs, recover passwords for users,
and have full forensics audit tracking of disc content.
Additional policies can enable in-network and out-of-network
access, reauthorization intervals, strong passwords, and
periodic password changes.
CD-Rs and DVD-Rs with EncryptDisc technology can be
initially purchased through ENCRYPTX (www.encryptx.com).