Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) announced it has been named a Visionary by leading analyst firm Gartner Inc. in its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection (MDP). This achievement marks the third consecutive year that Wave has been recognized as a visionary in the MDP space. Companies in the Magic Quadrant are positioned for completeness of vision and ability to execute.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized by Gartner for the third year in a row as an industry visionary in the data protection arena,” said Bill Solms, CEO of Wave. “We feel this honor validates our commitment to current and future customers in providing comprehensive security solutions to address evolving day-to-day business challenges.”
“Gartner defines mobile data protection (MDP) products and services as software security methods that enforce confidentiality policies by encrypting data, and then defending access to that encrypted data on the primary and secondary storage systems of end-user workstations. These storage systems include the primary boot drive of a workstation and removable devices used for portability. Storage technologies affected by MDP include magnetic hard-disk drives (HDDs), solid-state drives (SSDs), self-encrypting drives (SEDs), flash drives and optical media. Some vendors also have protection capabilities for network storage, and a few also support cloud-based storage environments as an extension to the desktop.”
Wave’s Data Protection Suite, which offers automated deployment and secure audit logs for compliance and regulations, encompasses a variety of solutions that defend data, deter unauthorized users, devices and malware and detect emerging threats, including:
- EMBASSY Remote Administration Server (ERAS) for SEDs – centralized deployment and management of self-encrypting drives (SEDs) via on-site servers.
- Wave Cloud – encryption management for SEDs, BitLocker, and OSx FileVault through an intuitive cloud interface.
- EMBASSY Security Center (ESC) Wave’s client product, providing local management for individual SEDs.
- Data Protection Suite – complete DLP solution with port and removable media control, content-aware policies and single-agent architecture.
“MDP is an established, legacy market with two primary purposes — first and foremost, to safeguard user device data by means of encryption and authentication; and second, to provide evidence that the protection is working,” notes Gartner, Inc. in the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection, John Girard, September 8, 2014. “Most companies, even if not in sensitive or regulated industries, recognize that encrypting business data is a best practice.”
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