Talisman/DS Data Security Suite

The Talisman/DS Data Security Suite combined Spyrus’s hardware-based authentication and encryption products with WinMagic’s SecureDoc full-disk encryption software. This offered a unique and comprehensive set of high-assurance encryption and advanced authentication solutions to protect data at rest (DAR).

Disclaimer: This is an archive of Spyrus Inc.’s legacy products. Talisman/DS Data Security Suite is no longer available; these resources are provided for informational purposes only.

About Spyrus

At Spyrus, we offer a robust suite of cybersecurity services to protect businesses thoroughly. Our offerings range from detailed security audits and perpetual surveillance to dynamic penetration testing and swift recovery from ransomware attacks. Our 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC) and specialized training modules are designed to fortify your team’s defenses, allowing for swift action against cyber incidents, and to maintain the integrity and continuity of your business processes.

About Product

Data Protection Capabilities

  • PC hard drives
  • External drives
  • Portable drives (like USB flash memory)
  • Removable media (CDs, DVDs)

How it Worked

The suite combined the strengths of both hardware and software encryption:

  • SecureDoc: Provided robust full-disk encryption, including pre-boot authentication for complete hard drive protection.
  • Spyrus Hardware: Offered secure authentication and private key storage using Rosetta security devices or the Hydra Privacy Card® Series II for high-assurance portable encryption.

Uncompromising Security

  • Unmatched protection against data compromise from intruders, lost laptops, or stolen drives.
  • Support for Suite B cryptography, a set of NSA-approved algorithms for both classified and unclassified U.S. Government data. This includes Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), AES, and SHA-2 hash functions.
  • Select products (Hydra PC & Rosetta) exceeded Suite B standards with support for ECC P-521 keys and SHA-512.


The Talisman/DS suite offered solutions ranging from individual configurations to global enterprise deployments, including those of U.S. Government agencies handling classified information.

Suite Components

  • Hydra Privacy Card® (Hydra PC™) Series II: Portable USB authentication device with hardware-based encryption and onboard microSD storage. Supports a third authentication factor for limiting use to specific PCs, making it ideal for high-security environments.
  • Rosetta Smart Card and USB Series II: Cost-effective two-factor authentication, even in pre-boot environments, for systems leveraging SecureDoc encryption.
  • WinMagic SecureDoc Full Disk Encryption: Ensured comprehensive hard drive security via entire disk encryption (including pre-boot authentication). Protects temporary and swap files, with transparent operation for end-users. Private keys stored securely on Spyrus hardware.

Our Services

We safeguard your systems and data so you can focus on your mission. We have security services for the following:

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