Seagate ships self-encrypting notebook hard drives

Teams up with McAfee for enterprise management capabilities and encryption ease

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By  Vineetha Menon Published  November 11, 2008

Seagate has started shipping its Momentus self-encrypting notebook hard drives that offer up to 320 GB of capacity.

In a reflection of how serious information theft and loss has become, a report by the United States FBI last year stated that a notebook computer is stolen every 53 seconds and 97% are never recovered.

Dell will be the first computer manufacturer to ship a notebook with Seagate’s 160 GB self-encrypting hard drive.

With the new Momentus FDE (full-disk encryption) notebook hard drives, which are available in 5400 and 7200-rpm models, Seagate has teamed up with McAfee to help secure notebooks.

McAfee is providing its ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) management system and endpoint encryption client to Seagate, which will provide enterprise management capabilities that IT administrators need to protect laptops.

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