Today, DIGISTOR had a set of announcements that bolster our leadership position in providing secure storage for Data At Rest (DAR), a huge concern for those who are chartered with protecting sensitive and classified data. We timed these announcements to coincide with the AUSA event in Washington, D.C., where we’re being graciously hosted by our friends at Trenton Systems (booth #2065!).  

First, we’re pleased to announce the first set of products in our new C Series of Secure SSDs, which incorporates cybersecurity software from Cigent to protect sensitive data from ransomware and other cyber attacks, as well as physical attacks. (Several weeks ago, we announced a partnership with Cigent, producer of leading embedded cybersecurity.)

The C Series products augment our TCG Opal and FIPS 140-2 L2 self-encrypting SSDs with easily implemented, flexible file-level encryption and allow users to choose whether files are always locked or dynamically locked based on AI threat detection. Once locked, those files are invisible and available only to authenticated individuals. The C Series supports multi-factor authentication, including Windows Hello – Facial Recognition, Fingerprint, PIN, Google Authenticator, and third-party authentication solutions like Cisco Duo. 

We have fully tested Cigent’s software with DIGISTOR SSDs to ensure compatibility and to make it easier for you incorporate into your DAR security solutions.  

For information about specific models, visit digistor.com/c-series. 

Consider these appetizers, if you will, for more to come. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.

In addition, we are strengthening our Citadel SSD lineup with two new capabilities. (Recall that we introduced Citadel SSDs, with their pre-boot authentication (PBA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) features, perfect for incorporating into CSfC solutions, earlier this summer.) 

  • By popular demand, we are adding a new Citadel model called the Citadel GL SSD, which extends Citadel PBA to implementations where no monitor or screen is available for authentication workflows. Because Citadel is an important part of securing data at rest in surveillance or other Example applications include UAVs, sensors, appliances, and other “headless” applications. Download our data sheet for more details.
  • Standard Citadel SSDs now support multiple SSD, or multidrive, installations. Multiple Citadel SSDs installed in tactical servers or PCs can all be unlocked at once—an authorized user simply authenticates to a single SSD, which unlocks access to all Citadel SSDs in the system. 

For more information about Citadel, visit digistor.com/citadel. 

And finally, our FIPS 140-2 L2 self-encrypting SSDs are undergoing the Common Criteria (CC) validation process. Whereas the FIPS 140-2 certification validates that the cryptographic engine in the SSD meets National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requirements, CC certification is a system-level validation for the SSD itself. Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of guidelines (ISO 15408), which define a common framework for evaluating security features and capabilities of Information Technology security products. The validation process applies to all of our FIPS certified SSDs, including those already procured and installed by our customers.