PGP Announces Whole Disk Encryption for Mac OS X

PGP unveiled its Whole Disk Encryption product for Mac OS X on Monday. The encryption system works at the pre-boot level to prevent unauthorized data access even if a drive is removed, and can also encrypt removable media like USB flash drives and external hard drives.

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PGP Whole Disk Encryption 9.9 encrypts all of the contents on a drive, including documents, the operating system and swap files. It is FIPS 140-2 validated for U.S. government use, and is compatible with PGP Universal Server so that IT departments can manage policies, users, keys, and configurations for faster system deployments and policy enforcement.

The encryption system works transparently so that users donit have to manage security settings or manually encrypt data, and offers single sign-on access to disks.

PGP Whole Disk Encryption 9.9 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5. It will be available in July at the PGP Web site. Pricing has not yet been announced.