Wave Systems, a developer of hardware based encryption technology used by the state, has filed for bankruptcy. This technology is used to encrypt data stored on “endpoints,” such as laptops.
There are currently six agencies using Wave products as part of ITD’s hardware based endpoint encryption service. The majority of agencies and their associated assets utilize BitLocker, a software based endpoint encryption service.
All endpoints using Wave will continue to be supported by ITD until an alternative solution has been found and an implementation plan developed.
ITD will provide updates on this topic through the monthly Information Technology Coordinators Council meeting and individual conversations with the six affected agencies in the coming weeks.
For more information, please contact the Service Desk.
Endpoint encryption refers to encrypting the data stored on "endpoints," such as laptops, phones, and tablets.
End User Compute and Collaboration is a holistic approach to managing all of the personal computing devices within an organization, including laptops, tablets, and mobile phones.