Citadel C-ADV SED

Simple, easy-to-use pre-boot authentication (PBA) and protection from ransomware, physical, and other cyber attacks

M.2 NVMe - FIPS 140-2 | 512GB | PN: DIG-M2N251233-C02

M.2 NVMe - FIPS 140-2

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Citadel C-SEL Citadel C-ADV
✓ Pre-boot authentication keeps intruders out  ✓ Pre-boot authentication keeps intruders out
✓ Zero Trust architecture ✓ Zero Trust architecture
✓ Additional authentication for file access ✓ Additional authentication for file access
✓ FIPS 140-2 L2 + Common Criteria (CC) versions available: NIST certificate #4294. Listed on the NIAP Products in Evaluation List. ✓ FIPS 140-2 L2 + Common Criteria (CC): NIST certificate #4294. Listed on the NIAP Products in Evaluation List.
  ✓ Verified device erasure
  ✓ Secure data access logs
  ✓ Automated Threat Response
  ✓ Address critical requirements for data governance and privacy programs
Data at Rest Security... Simplified

Citadel FIPS-certified self-encrypting drives (SEDs) are the only SSDs to integrate multifactor authentication, pre-boot authentication (PBA), and hardware encryption into a complete, low cost solution.

Pre-boot Authentication Keeps Intruders Away

Powered by Cigent®, our built-in PBA unlocks access to the encrypted operating system or virtual machine on the Citadel C-ADV SED as well as the data stored there. This secured data is encrypted by NSA-approved Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption at the hardware level. Once booted, Citadel allows no-overhead, hardware-speed access to encrypted data at the full performance of the system.

Adversaries cannot steal what they cannot see

Unreadable storage partition protected by non-recoverable key.

Worry-Free Deployment

Cigent software is tested and validated for use with Citadel C-ADV SEDs.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Requires more than one authentication for access. Multiple authentication methods include password, CAC/PIV smartcard, and PIV-supported Yubikey.

Additional Authentication for File Access

Zero-day ransomware, malware, and software service bypass prevention.

Commercial Solutions for Classified

DIGISTOR's FIPS SEDs are listed on the NSA CSfC Component List for hardware full drive encryption, which allows the US Department of Defense, Federal agencies, and critical infrastructure to protect mission critical and classified data using commercial solutions.

NIAP Compliant, TAA Compliant, and Common Criteria Certified

Citadel C-ADV SEDs are NIAP-compliant (VID #11297), TAA compliant, and have been listed by NIST as FIPS 140-2 L2 certified storage devices with NIST Certificate #4294, ensuring they meet most stringent cybersecurity standards.

Verified Device Erasure

Ensures every block has truly been wiped.

Immutable Insider Detection

Secure data access logs capture all insider threat activity.

Automated Threat Response

Makes data invisible if Cigent Data Defense is disabled.

Address critical requirements for data governance and privacy programs

Citadel C-ADV SSDs meet CMMC, HIPAA, GDPR, GLBA, PCI-DSS, and CCPA requirements.

Technical Specifications

Part Number DIG-M2N251233-C02
Product Name Citadel C-ADV M.2 NVMe FIPS-Certified SED, 512GB
Drive Form Factor M.2 2280
PBA - Pre Boot Authentication 1
Drive Bus PCIe Gen 3
SATA Speed up to 4 GB/s
Operating system compatibility Windows, Linux, SecureView, Forcepoint (Advanced features are Windows-only)
Encryption Encrypted
FIPS Certified Hardware based encryption design
Ambient Temperature Range Operation: 0°C ~ 70°C; Storage: -40°C ~ 85°C
Dimensions 3.15" x 0.87" x 0.14" (80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm)
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