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High Density Devices AS Vestre Strandgt. 26 4611 Norway, Norway http://www.hdd.no
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Norwegian High Density Devices AS' [hiddn] encryption secures Swedish MilDef's ruggedized tablets

High Density Devices AS provides encryption for MilDef tablet

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Introducing the [hiddn](TM) LTDR8 - robust, certified and secure full disk encryption for the MilDef Panther DR886 ruggedized tablet. Integrated encryption of data at rest with keys stored encrypted in an external token, and a hardware zeroize device for secure, validated and instant erasure of key material.

Introducing the [hiddn](TM) LTDR8 encryption for tablets; the solution to the increasing problem with protection of data and encryption keys in areas where threat levels are high. Leaving behind equipment presents a major risk, however, with full disk encryption of data in addition to an assured and robust mechanism for secure deletion of all key material, users can without concern leave behind their tablets, should the situation call for it.

The battle tested and widely adopted Panther DR886 is a cornerstone in the MilDef portfolio, and for very good reasons. With a wide array of mounting options, a design built for rugged and harsh environments, the Panther DR886 is the ideal solution for operational intelligence. Further securing its environment, the FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified [hiddn](TM) hardware encryption protects all data and keys with AES256 hardware encryption, transparently and independent of platform and operating system.

This enables users to operate the tablet freely, without concern, as only holders of the external key token storing the keys are able to access the tablet - with the integrated hardware zeroize button, information assurance and regulatory compliance is maintained even if the equipment is left behind or compromised.

If a vehicle, naval vessel, secure premise or a field operational centre have to be emergency evacuated, users can confidently leave behind their Panther tablets as, by pressing the integrated zeroize button, the zeroize mechanism of the [hiddn](TM) LTDR8 will immediately and securely erase all key material stored in the device, effectively resetting the Panther leaving it inaccessible to anyone.

"We are very proud to work with MilDef on securing their unique Panther tablet, and the [hiddn](TM) LTDR8 is tailored to meet users' demands for rigorous data protection without compromising operation or user experience", states HDD Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Tormod Fjellgård. MilDef's Sales Manager Mr. Fredrik Jacobsson adds that "At MilDef we are continuously striving to improve our offerings, and the cooperation with High Density Devices on encryption of our tablets gives our customers an added value as data protection becomes more and more important."

The [hiddn](TM) LTDR8 encrypted Panther with hardware zeroize mechanism will be showcased at the MilDef stand at the Norwegian Defense and Security Industries Association (FSi) annual networking conference and exhibition at the Akershus Fortress, Oslo, on September 12 and 13 2012. For further details, and to register, visit http://www.fsi.no/fsi/aktiviteter/fsi_arrang/leverandor2/.

Facts MilDef:
MilDef Technology Group is a joint venture of MilDef AB in Sweden, roda MilDef in Germany, MilDef Limited in the United Kingdom and MilDef Crete in Taiwan. MilDef Crete Inc. is a computer system developer and manufacturer with a worldwide presence. Their computer systems are made for demanding environments where durability and functionality are of the utmost importance. MilDef Crete specializes in rugged computers, from notebook PC's to ultra-portable handheld devices. Since all products are designed and produced in-house, they can be fully customized to meet any requirements. All units are designed and tested to comply with the relevant military standards such as MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-461.

Our products are built to survive the rigors of combat in any environment from scorching desert heat to severe arctic winds. But withstanding the elements is far from the only challenge. There is limited space and weight capacity to get in all the required functionality while being prepared for future developments. The MilDef mission is to constantly push the bar higher for getting the most performance per square inch with innovative compact units. MilDef equipment is also designed to reduce energy consumption and heat production, be highly mobile and easily upgradable. Because being flexible is as vital as being able to take a pounding.

Mildef AB has its office in Helsingborg, Sweden, while Mildef Crete Inc. is based in New Taipei City, Taiwan. For further details on the company, please visit www.mildef.se.

High Density Devices AS

High Density Devices AS (HDD) has developed and patented (US Patent # 7,434,069) a unique technology for highly innovative, efficient, and secure encryption of data on ruggedized tablets, laptops, desktops, external storage media, memory sticks, copiers and MFPs, and virtually any other storage media. The solutions are easily operated, independent of Operating System, do not require additional software, drivers or maintenance, and require no configuration or user involvement as all encryption is transparent. It has been patented in a number of countries, and the technology and product line is trademarked as [hiddn](TM). The company has also developed its proprietary "Key Management System" enabling larger organizations to administer and manage their own encryption keys.

[hiddn](TM) has been developed in multiple form factors; as an encryption module for implementation in other manufacturers' end products, as its own product line, as a component for implementation in other manufacturers' products, and as a licensing solution for implementation in other manufacturers' components and/or designs.

High Density Devices AS is owned by Incitia Ventures II AS, Tønnevold Venture & Invest AS, KLP, the Management Team and a number of other financial and private investors. HDD has its head office in Bergen and office in Oslo, Norway.

For a more detailed description of the company, its products and technology, investors or any other information, see the HDD web page www.hiddn.no. Follow [hiddn](TM) at http://twitter.com/hiddnhdd.

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