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Smart disk to protect laptops

A new hard disk with an integrated smartcard reader protects files on lost or stolen laptops. Firms looking for a way to secure sensitive information on staff laptops may be interested in a new encryption tool from Thales E-security. Guardisk automatically secures all files placed on the hard disk, preventing them from being accessed if a laptop is lost or stolen, according to Thales. Guardisk is currently being deployed by UK government departments, but will be available in a commercial version later this year. It consists of a module that replaces the hard disk of a laptop, plus a contactless smartcard. The user must have the smartcard and supply a password before the laptop will boot up. Full Story

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