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Samsung Solid-State Drives Earn FIPS Validation

Samsung Electronics announced this week that its PM810 Solid-State Drives have earned Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) under NISTs FIPS 140-2 classification.

Samsung Electronics announced this week that its PM810 Solid-State Drives have earned Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) under NISTs FIPS 140-2 classification.

SamsungSamsung qualified because the PM810’s offer self-encryption on the disk’s controller, along with the key-management features included in the firmware. The drives utilize the 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with key management and security policies implemented internally through the drive’s firmware. In addition, the crypto-erase technology, which can delete targeted data in seconds, no matter what the overall volume of data or capacity of the drive is.

The company said that the boosted level of security is important in many aspects, including business applications, where rapid removal of sensitive data is critical.

In addition Samsung’s technology also prevents data removed with crypto-erase from being restored or read off of the NAND flash chips, assuming the drive was disassembled.

Samsung recently applied the CMVP approved security to its newest SSD, introduced to the market earlier this year, marketed under Samsung Green SSD.

The company says it intends to keep working on delivering even higher levels of data security with its high-performance SSD products in the future.

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