Origin Storage Launches Government-Grade Encryption for Laptops

Self-encrypting hard drives incorporated into Enigma FIPS.

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Origin Storage has launched Enigma FIPS which incorporates the Seagate Momentus Self-Encrypting Drive which has recently secured FIPS 140-2 certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Momentus drive provides hardware-based encryption without performance degradation. The FIPS 140-2 solution is the latest in the Enigma range to provide organizations of all sizes with a way to secure laptops using the highest levels of hardware encryption. FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) certification AES-compliant devices can be utilized by government agencies or departments to protect sensitive data.

Enigma FIPS is a compatible upgrade with all PC-based SATA notebooks designed specifically for the corporate and SME market. Each Enigma hard drive is supplied with the correct fitting kit, pre-mounted and ready to fit straight into the laptop. Developed by WinMagic, MySecureDoc Express has a Pre-Boot Authentication system that allows the user to authenticate using a password.

Seagate's FIPS 140-compliant drive and WinMagic's MySecureDoc Express self-encrypting drive (SED) management software combine to provide the complete solution for customers that want to upgrade their existing computing systems with the latest government-approved encryption technology to protect their sensitive data.

The Enigma FIPS solution also includes a data transfer cable and Acronis hard drive cloning software to move existing data from the laptops non-encrypted hard drive to the fully encrypted Enigma solution.

Key features include:

  • FIPS 140-2 validated (Level 2)
  • Support for Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
  • No BIOS limitations
  • Password pre-boot authentication
  • Fits PC-based SATA laptops
  • Tamper0evident coatings
  • Capacities up to 500GB

For more information, visit www.originstorage.com.

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