Secure XMC data storage module for military and industrial uses introduced by Microsemi

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., 21 Sept. 2015. Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., is introducing serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) solid-state drive (SSD) for defense and industrial applications where ultimate security for data-at-rest is required.

Sep 21st, 2015
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., 21 Sept. 2015. Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., is introducing serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) solid-state drive (SSD) for defense and industrial embedded computing applications where ultimate security for data-at-rest is required.

The ANSI/VITA 42.3-2014-compliant PCI Express interface Express Mezzanine Card (XMC) form factor data storage device is part of Microsemi's TRRUST-Stor self-encrypting drive (SED) technology, and offers powerful key management methods.

In the most advanced method, no encryption key is stored in the SSD, leaving data forensically unrecoverable.

Typical embedded systems using secure SSDs require a bolt-on external chassis for the drives, adding weight and size to the device. Microsemi solves the problem by offering an XMC form factor that plugs into the host card and eliminates the need for an external enclosure.

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In addition, the advanced TRRUST-Stor family of secure SSDs includes advanced security has such as hardware-based AES256 encryption and advanced key management systems.

The XMC SSD has a layered security protocol allowing a hardware or software command to erase the encryption key in less than 30 milliseconds (ms) and erase full flash storage media in less than 10 seconds with no trace of recoverable data.

For more information contact Microsemi online at www.microsemi.com.

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