Seagate Momentus Self-Encrypting Drives with DriveAmor encryption technology offers government and other regulated industries a secure way to protect data.
Mobile Armor and Seagate Technology will work together to sell
self-encrypting storage drives to government and health care customers.
Under the partnership, Seagate will join Mobile Armor in co-marketing and
actively selling the Seagate Momentus Self-Encrypting Drives with DriveArmor
technology, the companies said in a statement on Oct. 25.
Seagate has already been shipping its drives with Mobile Armor's automatic
data encryption service preinstalled for more than a year.
"Seagate is teaming with leaders such as Mobile Armor to deliver the
management and auditing capabilities that business and government need to
protect sensitive information," said David Seesorf, senior director of
notebook product line management at Seagate Technology.
SEDs deliver government-grade
and preboot authentication on the hard drive without any
performance degradation, according to the release. Designed to prevent
unauthorized access to data on lost or stolen computers, the drives met the
requirements to be certified FIPS 140-2-compliant last month, the companies
Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 140-2 is a United
States government computer security standard
that accredits cryptographic modules published by the National Institutes of
Standards and Technology. The cryptographic modules are generally used by the
U.S. government and other regulated industries such as financial and health care
institutions that collect, store, transfer, share and disseminate sensitive but
"The FIPS certification of Seagate Momentus Self-Encrypting Drives is a
crucial step in expanding the adoption of these drives by federal agencies,
many state and local governments, and regulated industries such as health care,
finance and defense," said Seesorf.
are also OPAL-compliant, as defined by the Trusting Computing Group,
Mobile Armor's DriveArmor software is a policy-driven data
management tool. IT managers define specific policies and set up
strong preboot authentication on the laptop or desktop drives to ensure
unauthorized users can't access the data even if the machine is lost or stolen.
It also offers extensive auditing and reporting capabilities, the companies
As part of Mobile Armor's Full-Disk Encryption lineup, Seagate's Momentus
self-encrypting disk drives look and act like normal laptop drives, as long as
the user is authorized.
By using the Seagate drives in conjunction with DriveArmor's management and
reporting features, organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements for
data protection, the companies said.
Delivering high capacity and performance, Seagate Momentus hard drives come
in various storage capacities, encryption capabilities and spin speeds. The
FIPS 140-2 self-encrypting drives are available in 250GB or 500GB sizes. They
come with Serial-ATA interface and have 7,200-rpm spin speed, said Seagate.
Panasonic already integrates Mobile Armor's data encryption product on
Seagate's FIPS-certified self-encrypting disk drives onto select Toughbook
models under a partnership announced by Panasonic and Mobile Armor in
September. The drives are available on the Toughbook
rugged clamshell notebook, the Toughbook 19 rugged convertible tablet
and the Toughbook
, a mobile clinical assistant device.