TCG Opal 2.0 Self-Encrypting Drives

What is TCG Opal?

Developed by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), an international organization whose members work together to formulate industry standards, the Opal Storage Specification is a set of security specifications used for applying hardware-based encryption to storage devices.

SED AES 256-bit Encryption

  • Self-encrypting Drives with AES 256-bit encryption
  • No way to brute force in. Encryption Key is randomly generated
  • Key can be destroyed in less than a second, rendering all stored data useless and cannot be decrypted.

done on device, less load
on CPU

  • Zero impact on the system speed when encrypting or decrypting
  • With the implementation of hardware encryption, users can benefit from better performance.
  • Fully OS-agnostic will run on any system

Pre-boot authentication (Shadow MBR)

Authenticating access before the computer boots protects the integrity of the OS.