Seagate is introducing a powerful new security platform that delivers a simple, cost- effective way to deploy the highest levels of security for computing systems, computer electronics and mobile devices by protecting data where it lives — on the hard disc drive. DriveTrust Technology works by encasing the security operations in the hard drive, making the technology as easy and cost-effective to deploy as the drive itself. Seagate currently offers a hard disc drive family featuring DriveTrust Technology, the DB35 Series hard drives for digital video recorders (DVRs) and other digital entertainment devices. The DB35 Series hard drives are the first to enable manufacturers to lock a drive to the system, allowing service providers to deploy DVRs that protect recorded content from illicit copying and distribution if the 3.5-inch, 7200-RPM drive is removed. In the first quarter of calendar 2007, Seagate plans to introduce Momentus 5400 FDE.2 for notebook computers, the first hard drive with full disc encryption.

STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD (SNW) — In a major step forward to simplifying the
security and management of private data stored on any computing device, Seagate
Technology (NYSE: STX – News) is introducing a powerful new security platform
that delivers a simple, cost- effective way to deploy the highest levels of
security for computing systems, computer electronics and mobile devices by
protecting data where it lives — on the hard disc drive.

The platform, Seagate DriveTrust Technology, combines strong, fully automated
hardware-based security with a programming foundation that makes it easy to add
security-based software applications for organization-wide encryption key
management, multi-factor user authentication and other capabilities that help
lock down digital information at rest. DriveTrust Technology works by encasing
the security operations in the hard drive, making the technology as easy and
cost-effective to deploy as the drive itself.

The Rising Value — and Vulnerability — of Digital Content

Seagate’s security breakthrough comes as more high-value information such as
financial data, digital multi-media content and personal data is stored on hard
drives. Stolen data can cost organizations and consumers dearly. Plundered trade
secrets and intellectual property can mean millions of dollars in lost business.
Pilfered personal information such as address books, account information and
social security numbers threaten consumers with the high cost of identity theft.
Family photos, video and music downloads, often numbering in the hundreds if not
thousands, stored on computers, carry their own inestimable value. The
proliferation of this precious data on mobile devices increases the potential
risks.

For many organizations, compliance with data security and privacy legislation
such as Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA) has become a priority, making the security of
critical digital content — including the secure disposal of electronic files to
end the data lifecycle — a fundamental requirement. At the same time, content
providers need stronger forms of security to protect their digital assets and
enable new business models.

"Securing data on the hard drive is an innovative, yet commonsense approach that
will simplify the deployment and the adoption of security for data at rest,"
said Charles Kolodgy, research director of security products for analyst group
IDC. "As storage and security converge, solutions like Seagate’s DriveTrust
Technology are leading the way by providing organizations with the strong,
easy-to-use security they need to protect their data assets."

Seagate DriveTrust — Simple, Strong Security for Data at Rest

DriveTrust delivers new levels of simplicity, transparency and cost-
effectiveness for securing digital information. The Seagate security platform
automatically protects all drive data, not just selected partitions or files, at
all times, and its security functions operate independently of the hard drive,
preserving the hard drive’s full performance. DriveTrust also offers these
benefits:

— With DriveTrust, secure hard drives are as easy to install and operate as
standard drives. The security capabilities run transparently within the drive
with no need for additional configuration. Set up can be as simple as creating a
password for user authentication.
— Drive-level security requires no patches, updates or upgrades, eliminating
many of the costs associated with traditional software solutions. DriveTrust
Technology hard drives free IT organizations from having to distribute software
updates or manage software versions, ensuring consistent and reliable security
for data at rest.
— Information stored on DriveTrust Technology drives can be instantly erased,
making it easy to re-deploy and retire the drives and reducing the time and
costs traditionally associated with overwriting and erasing disc data.
— DriveTrust Technology gives independent software vendors (ISVs) a platform
for building stronger security applications. The DriveTrust Technology software
developer kit (SDK) includes the documentation and tools necessary to build
DriveTrust Technology-enabled applications such as access controls needed to
manage encryption keys, passwords and other forms of authentication for large
deployments.

Seagate DriveTrust — Securing Digital Content Across All Storage Devices
Seagate is committed to an open, standards-based architecture that will enable
the implementation of DriveTrust Technology across all storage devices. Toward
that end, an independent laboratory is certifying DriveTrust algorithms
including encryption (AES and TripleDES), public key (RSA), and authentication
(SHA-1).

Seagate is also driving toward the ubiquitous security of digital content
through its leadership in the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), a standards body
working to strengthen and simplify the deployment of computer security. Seagate
is standardizing DriveTrust Technology’s encryption, authentication tools and
other security building blocks in a formal TCG storage specification that is
scheduled for public release in early 2007. The TCG specification will enable
manufacturers of hard drives and devices that use them to easily deploy security
capabilities such as encryption and user authentication.

Dr. Robert Thibadeau, Seagate chief technologist, chairs TCG’s Storage WorkGroup
and serves on the TCG Board of Directors.

Seagate Delivers DriveTrust Technology with Momentus 5400 FDE.2 and DB35
Series

Seagate currently offers a hard disc drive family featuring DriveTrust
Technology, the DB35 Series hard drives for digital video recorders (DVRs) and
other digital entertainment devices. The DB35 Series hard drives are the first
to enable manufacturers to lock a drive to the system, allowing service
providers to deploy DVRs that protect recorded content from illicit copying and
distribution if the 3.5-inch, 7200-RPM drive is removed.

In the first quarter of calendar 2007, Seagate plans to introduce Momentus 5400
FDE.2 for notebook computers, the first hard drive with full disc encryption.
Momentus 5400 FDE.2 provides an easy, cost-effective way to prevent unauthorized
access to all notebook PC data in case the system or disc drive is lost, stolen,
retired or resold. The 2.5-inch, 5,400-RPM drive’s hardware-based full disc
encryption delivers significantly stronger protection than traditional
encryption approaches by securely performing all cryptographic operations and
access control within the drive. For users, only a password is needed to
self-authenticate for full drive access, while third- party enhancements enable
thumbprint and smart card options for multi-factor self-authentication. In
addition, no time-consuming disc initialization or configuration is required to
deploy the drive.