New SSD solutions are ideal for high-security applications

18-06-2021 | Smart Modular Technologies | Subs & Systems

SMART Modular Technologies has launched its T5PFLC FIPS 140-2 SSDs, which give certified authentication, sophisticated encryption and are offered in capacities from 120GB to 2TB.

The company’s FIPS 140-2 designation means that these SSDs contain cryptographic components that have been validated to NIST FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Standard, which offers assurance that electronic information is highly protected and satisfies the stringent classification standards demanded by high-security applications. FIPS 140-2 Inside also means an independent lab has validated the cryptographic component(s) in the SSD to the NIST FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Standard.

Michael Guzzo, senior director at SMART Modular Technologies, said: "We are excited to offer these new FIPS 140-2 SSDs which will help our customers properly protect their sensitive data against cyber-attacks. The key advantage to FIPS 140-2 'inside' is the ability to change the components around the FIPS controller and still be FIPS compliant. This is extremely important as technology transitions occur. This also significantly reduces the cost of implementing FIPS, and those savings are passed on to the customer. Stringent quality control processes are in place for all aspects of design, procurement and manufacturing – ensuring a highly superior SSD in the new T5PF family of products.”

By Natasha Shek