Seagate and VolumeShield Announce Strategic Relationship to Secure Data at the Endpoint: Combined solution pairs Seagate DriveTrust Security Technology with VolumeShield Removable Storage Device Control to Protect Against Data Loss and Leakage

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VolumeShield, a leading provider of endpoint security solutions, today announced a strategic relationship with Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), a worldwide leader in storage solutions, to provide a comprehensive security solution that delivers unparalleled protection against data loss and data leakage at the endpoint.

Seagate's DriveTrust technology provides robust endpoint data security that provides additional security for VolumeShield's AntiCopy software

    Endpoint data loss and leakage is a serious concern for companies worldwide. According to the 2006 CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey, two of the top three concerns of IT professionals were data protection and leakage of proprietary information. Data stored on laptop and desktop PCs is especially vulnerable to loss via theft of the system itself, or inappropriate use of removable storage devices.

VolumeShield AntiCopy enhances the security of data on corporate PCs by controlling and auditing access to removable storage such as USB drives. As a result of the partnership with Seagate, VolumeShield's AntiCopy product will be able to store critical security policies and compliance information within secret, highly secure regions of Seagate's DriveTrust hard drives, hardening the controls against tampering.

Seagate DriveTrust technology is a powerful security platform that combines strong, fully automated hardware-based security with a programming foundation that makes it easy for software applications to help lock down digital information at rest. DriveTrust can also automatically encrypt all hard drive data to prevent unauthorized access if the computer is lost or stolen. DriveTrust powers Seagate's Momentus 5400 FDE.2, the world's first 2.5-inch laptop hard drive with built-in encryption, and can be integrated with desktop, enterprise and external hard drives.

"Seagate's DriveTrust technology provides robust endpoint data security that provides additional security for VolumeShield's AntiCopy software," said John Bedrick, Sr. Director, Strategic Marketing - IT Security New Market Development, at Seagate. "Our collaboration will provide VolumeShield customers with strong protection against data leakage through removable storage devices. Seagate is pleased to be working with VolumeShield and other independent software vendors to deliver the most powerful data security available."

"Data theft and loss at the endpoint is a critical issue for all companies today, particularly healthcare and financial services organizations that are subject to stringent regulations on the handling of sensitive information," said Emily Thurman, Product Manager for VolumeShield, "We are very excited about our partnership with Seagate; our combined solution secures data at rest and protects it from misuse."

The combined solution from Seagate and VolumeShield is planned to be available during Q4 2007. AntiCopy is currently available directly from VolumeShield and is priced at $19.95 per protected endpoint, with volume discounts available.

About Seagate

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing and Consumer Electronics applications. The company is committed to delivering award-winning products, customer support and reliability, to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at

About VolumeShield

VolumeShield is a leading provider of security, audit and compliance solutions for managing the use of portable storage devices on corporate networks. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, VolumeShield was founded by veterans in the network security industry to provide proven, effective, endpoint security technologies to organizations worldwide. For more information please visit

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are U.S. registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Seagate DriveTrust and Momentus are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies. All other trademarks or registgered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. VolumeShield and AntiCopy are registered trademarks of BBS Technologies Inc.

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