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Seagate Helps Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity With New Data Encryption Capabilities

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by Angela Guess

According to a recent press release, “Seagate Technology announced that its portfolio hard drives and solid-state drives designed to meet stringent federal security standards now integrate with advanced encryption key management software and services from Fornetix, LLC. The integration gives federal government agencies another line of defense against external and internal cybersecurity threats by providing a more secure and easier way to manage and ensure data encryption. ‘Secure data storage is a universal need, but organizations like federal agencies face additional pressures when it comes to security, encryption and ensuring data is accessible to only those who should have access,’ said Deb Oliver, president, Seagate Government Solutions. ‘Seagate has a long history of providing technologies that meet the most stringent security standards, and our integration with Fornetix extends this commitment by deepening the security we provide down to the key management level’.”

The release goes on, “Led by the Seagate Government Solutions business, the integration involves Seagate drives that meet Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 140-2 (FIPS PUB140-2) requirements, a U.S. government computer security standard used for approving cryptographic modules. The Seagate FIPS PUB140-2 drives now integrate with Fornetix Key™ Orchestration products and services, which help manage the digital keys found on drives that help secure data. The resulting combination makes it easier to dynamically manage and re-key drives as needed — an often cumbersome and difficult process — without compromising data security.”

Read more at Business Wire.

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