UC One Step Closer to Encryption Solution

The system-wide file encryption services workgroup formed to assist the university in defining the functions and requirements for a file and disk encryption that can support the academic, research and administrative needs on campus has recently identified two finalists in the bidding process. Only one of the finalists, Pointsec Mobile Technologies, meets the UC Davis requirement of whole-device encryption. In December 2005 and January 2006, the committee sought information from each campus concerning likely purchases this fiscal year and in the future. Final pricing is strongly affected by up-front purchasing commitments. Additional information is available at security.ucdavis.edu/encryption.cfm.