Self Encrypting Drives (SEDs) are Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) or Solid State Drives (SSDs) that encrypt the data stored at a hardware level without the assistance of software. This means:
- Encryption is always on
- The Encryption keys never have to leave the drive
- Authentication is done independent of an Operating System
There are three main types of SEDs:
- ATA-Security only
- Seagate DriveTrust
- TCG OPAL
SEDs are a great solution for your business if you need hardware encryption, can manage the up-front increase in investment and have a strong centralized management solution.
WinMagic can take care of your SEDs. SecureDoc offers the centralized management capabilities your business requires and more. SecureDoc Enterprise Server (SES) is capable of managing SEDs making it easier for business customers to deploy and manage. OPAL & DriveTrust SEDs can be easily integrated into existing deployments and are compatible with SecureDoc PBConnex network-based pre-boot authentication.
SecureDoc OSA allows SecureDoc users to encrypt their hard drive without needing to install any software in the Operating System (OS). Using OPAL SEDs, installation is performed at pre-boot which eliminates the need to create an OS-specific installation package.
SecureDoc and Self Encrypting Drives Whiteboard Session
WinMagic presents, "SecureDoc and Self Encrypting Drives Whiteboard Session," with Garry McCracken, CISSP, VP of Technology Partnerships.