Organizations worldwide are increasingly securing confidential information on self-encrypting drives (SED’s), recognizing that this approach simplifies the deployment of security for data at rest.
As storage and security continue to converge, solutions like SED’s are leading the way by providing organizations with the strong, easy-to-use security they need to protect their data assets. SEDs drives are fast becoming the standard for enterprise customers who want a level of security built right into their devices. SED’s have their own on-board technology to encrypt data written to the drive many of which support the Opal specification of the Trusted Computing Group’s Storage Working Group.
How it works
SecureDoc Enterprise Server (SES) collects encryption key information from the self-encrypted drive and provides the same central control, escrow and protection that is used for software-encrypted drives. Hardware encryption support is available with SecureDoc client installations on Windows, Mac and Linux OS platforms and the majority of Opal compliant SED’s are currently supported.
Future Proof Your Hardware Encryption Investment
Ponemon Study. Find out how:
- Self-Encryption Drives (SEDs) can offer significant savings by reducing lost end-user productivity
- Shocking per-user/per-year savings of SEDs compared to Software-based encryption
- Regardless of the encryption method used, the benefits of encrypting data outweigh the total cost of ownership by a factor of 4 to 20x
- ...And more!
For organizations that have a need to deploy Linux SecureDoc takes an Operating System (OS) neutral approach to managing these systems through the use of SEDs.
SecureDoc OSA (Operating System Agnostic) allows SecureDoc users to encrypt their hard drive without needing to install any software in the OS. Using OPAL SEDs, installation is performed at pre-boot which eliminates the need to create an OS-specific installation package. This is ideal for organizations that want to be able to run Linux in their environment and still be able to manage and audit the security of systems.
WinMagic TCG SED Compatibility Certification Program
The WinMagic TCG SED Compatibility Certification Program offers SED manufacturers the ability to leverage WinMagic expertise to test, validate and certify Opal specification implementations for compatibility with WinMagic software. Learn more