Feeds

Seagate sweeps in self-encryption

All its enterprise drives clam up

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Seagate has extended its range of encrypting drives to cover all its enterprise products.

The Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) option is now available across the Savvio 15K.2, Savvio 10K.3, Constellation and Cheetah 15K.7 product ranges. These drives should work with users' encryption infrastructures. Seagate says Intel and LSI are now shipping local key management and 6Gbit/s SAS products. These have TCG-based (Trusted Computing Group) security technology within their controllers and server products that integrate with its Seagate's SED disks.

TCG is an organisation with a membership of more than 50 participating companies, including all the hard drive manufacturers. It is working so that key management standards to insure interoperability are being established via the IEEE 1619.3 Key Management Standards group. All major storage system providers are participating in this group.

A drive's encryption engine matches the full interface speed of the drive and drive performance is not affected by data being encrypted/decrypted. The user does not need to escrow the encryption key to maintain data recoverability because the key is held in the drive. With SED the drive is locked and inaccessible to anyone without full authorisation.

Seagate assures VARs and system integrators that they can build secure systems with the SED disks that are strong "enough for national security, yet easy enough for the one-person IT department to manage". ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Docker's app containers are coming to Windows Server, says Microsoft
MS chases app deployment speeds already enjoyed by Linux devs
'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'
Leaving Las Vegas for Armenia kludging and Dubai dune bashing
SDI wars: WTF is software defined infrastructure?
This time we play for ALL the marbles
'Urika': Cray unveils new 1,500-core big data crunching monster
6TB of DRAM, 38TB of SSD flash and 120TB of disk storage
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First
But - dammit - It would be insane to say 'don't collect, because NSA'
Oracle hires former SAP exec for cloudy push
'We know Larry said cloud was gibberish, and insane, and idiotic, but...'
Symantec backs out of Backup Exec: Plans to can appliance in Jan
Will still provide support to existing customers
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.