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AlertBoot Data Security (http://www.alertboot.com) has integrated into its cloud-based laptop disk encryption and smart device management console the ability to deploy and control FileVault 2 full disk encryption on Macs.
With this latest addition, clients of the managed encryption provider are able to protect and manage, via a single web-based console, Windows-based computers, Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Android OS-based smart phones and tablets, says Tim Maliyil, founder and CEO of AlertBoot. The latest AlertBoot addition makes use of FileVault 2, Apple's FIPS 140-2 compliant FDE software included with OS X versions Lion (10.7) and upwards.
Using the encryption software native to all modern Macs, AlertBoot is able to:
° Remotely wipe encrypted machines.
° Back up encryption keys to the AlertBoot cloud, preventing the loss of data and preparing for other contingencies.
° Allow multiple users to share the same encrypted computer with their own unique passwords.
° Provide cloud-based management and key escrow of FileVault 2 protected machines, an exclusive AlertBoot feature.
AlertBoot already incorporates such features into its managed encryption service, as well as automatically backing up encryption keys in geographically distributed locations for added security.
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