Dell Delivers the World’s Most Secure Commercial Notebooks

Industry-First Combination of a Seagate Hardware Encrypting HDD, the Wave Systems Corp. Management Solution and Security Best Practices(1) Delivers Improved Performance, Fast Deployment and Automated Security Compliance Auditing

ROUND ROCK, Texas. — September 13, 2007 — Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) today announced the world’s most secure notebooks with the addition of a managed hardware-based encryption solution on its Latitude D630 and D830.(1)

The industry-first solution delivers improved performance versus software based encryption and automated compliance reports so customers are confident that encryption is enabled.

“Dell is at the forefront of notebook security because it ranks as a top concern for customers in an environment where more data is produced by an increasingly mobile work force,” said Margaret Franco, director, Dell Product Group. “The industry-first solution we’re announcing today adds to our multi-pronged approach to security that delivers an ironclad assurance of protection.”

Robust Security without Deployment or Performance Bottlenecks

As the latest development in Dell’s strategy to simplify IT for all its customers, the new data security offering is an easy-to-use and scalable solution that enables comprehensive data protection and automated compliance auditing for lost, stolen or recycled notebooks.

The combination of Seagate® Momentus® full disk encryption (FDE) hard drive and Wave Systems Corp. EMBASSY® solutions provides a number of advantages over software-based encryption, including stronger security, faster performance and always-on encryption.

Customers can securely manage encrypted drives, setup and recover passwords, user management and pre-boot authentication by using Wave’s EMBASSY Trust Suite for Dell 3.0 Enterprise software and EMBASSY Remote Administration Server that allows IT departments to quickly document that all data on a lost notebook was safely encrypted by the HDD.

For more information about these solutions, visit www.dell.com/security/bestpractices.

Availability

The Latitude D630 and D830 are available today with the Dell managed HW encrypting HDD solution.

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(1) See Dell security best practices at www.dell.com/security.

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About Wave Systems Corp.

Wave is a pioneer in hardware-based PC security that provides software to help solve critical enterprise PC security challenges such as data protection, strong authentication, network access control and the management of these enterprise functions.  Wave is a founding member of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), a consortium of more than 100 companies that forged open standards for hardware security.  Wave’s EMBASSY® line of client- and server-side software leverages and manages the security functions of the TCG’s industry standard hardware security chip, the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) as well as hard drives that comply with TCG’s “Opal” self-encrypting drive (SED) standard.  Self-encrypting drives are a growing segment of the data protection market, offering increased security and better performance than most existing software-based encryption solutions.  TPMs are standard equipment on many enterprise-class PCs shipping today and have shipped on an estimated 300 million PCs worldwide.  Using TPMs and/or SEDs and Wave software, enterprises can substantially and cost-effectively strengthen their current security solutions.  Visit http://www.wave.com for more information.

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Dell Inc., Round Rock
David Lord, 512-723-8446
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