HIAWATHA, Iowa – Crystal Group Inc. in Hiawatha, Iowa, is introducing the PASS SAS solid-state drives (SSD), which ruggedized and accredited data-encrypted drives for secure data storage at the tactical edge.
Through a partnership with Seagate Government Solutions (SGS) in Herndon, Va., Crystal Group provides this data-at-rest solution that meets U.S. government computer security standards, including FIPS 140-2 and NIAP accreditation.
The unique combination of SGS's commercial, high-capacity 2.5-inch SAS SSDs and Crystal Group's proprietary ruggedization processes is for critical data protection and trusted-computing for military applications in extreme and unpredictable conditions.
As the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) moves closer to a dual-encryption standard for their data strategy requirements, these drives deliver the first layer of accredited, hardware-based data encryption. In turn, it will be easier for the DoD to integrate the next layer of cryptographic key management encryption for CSfC requirements.
Built rugged to protect from the elements and adversarial tampering, these trailblazing drives provide both internal and external data path protection, ensuring data is only accessible by authorized users.
For more information contact Crystal Group online at www.crystalrugged.com.