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WinMagic Disk Encryption Technology Now Included with New Toshiba Dynabook Notebooks in Japan

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(Mississauga, Ontario: January 3, 2006) WinMagic® Inc. (www.winmagic.com), the innovative leader in full-disk encryption solutions, announces that its SecureDoc® disk encryption software has been bundled with Toshiba's new notebook PCs. Toshiba now includes the SecureDoc disk encryption software in their new dynabook Satellite J50 series and dynabook Satellite T20 series notebooks in Japan when they are shipped to customers.

SecureDoc protects information stored on laptops and desktops by encrypting the entire disk and employing secure user authentication during a computer's pre-boot sequence where true user authentication should take place. SecureDoc's pre-boot authentication is unique in allowing multi-factor authentication through a combination of password, hardware token, biometrics, and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). WinMagic's SecureDoc encryption software provides a powerful, proven, cost-effective and transparent method to prevent sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands.

"As data security becomes a bigger concern for both businesses and government, SecureDoc is quickly becoming the de facto standard," says Thi Nguyen-Huu, CEO, WinMagic. "The fact that Toshiba, the world's largest laptop manufacturer, is offering their customers SecureDoc bundled with their products indicates the importance of our solution in the market."

SecureDoc bundled in Toshiba notebooks features localized Japanese language, pre-boot integration with international and Japanese smartcards, and tokens such as ActivKey, eToken, iKey, and JUJO's HardKey. The bundled software is called "SecureDoc 90-day trial version" and its usage is limited to 90 days. Users can easily transfer the trial version to the regular version by entering an authorized license code.

"We are very pleased with our exclusive distributor NCL Communications in Japan," added Mr. Nguyen-Huu. "Within a short time NCLC has brought us several important customer agreements, the latest with Toshiba."

"WinMagic's SecureDoc is the best solution among several disk encryption tools, in its performance, SmartCard and tokens integration, and the user management features. We are very pleased SecureDoc was selected by Toshiba as the security feature for their new notebook PCs," says Mr. Oda, CEO, NCL Communications K.K.

The dynabook Satellite J50 series and T20 series notebooks were introduced this month by Toshiba in Japan. SecureDoc full-disk encryption is a substantial part of Toshiba's new offerings to appeal to business customers. An extensive print and web advertising campaign is being launched by Toshiba in support of the new notebooks featuring SecureDoc full-disk encryption.

For media information, including requests for interviews or review copies of SecureDoc, contact Chuck Hester, APR, director of public relations, Koroberi, Inc. (www.koroberi.com), by phone at (919) 960-9794 ext. 24 or by e-mail at chuck@koroberi.com.

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About WinMagic Inc.

WinMagic® Inc. (www.winmagic.com) develops disk encryption software. Its SecureDoc® line of products ensures protection of sensitive information stored on desktops and laptops by employing authentication from password to hardware token, biometrics and PKI, commencing right at pre-boot time. WinMagic's award-winning products fulfill the requirements of even the most security-conscious users by focusing on concrete security features while still offering unparalleled flexibility. Utilizing Public Key Cryptographic Standards PKCS-11 from the ground-up for extreme adaptability, the SecureDoc line has earned an impressive list of validations, including NIST Cryptographic Module Validation and FIPS 140-1 Level 2, and is scheduled to obtain the Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL-4) certification. WinMagic Inc. is a Canadian company based in Mississauga, Ontario. For more information concerning WinMagic's products or services, please visit the company website, call 1-888-879-5879 toll-free in North America or +1 905 502-7000 worldwide, or e-mail info@winmagic.com.

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Source: WinMagic