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Mercury Systems introduces a new SSD for data-at-rest protection

20 July 2018
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Mercury Systems is offering a new self-encrypting solid-state drive (SSD) for laptops and workstations storing highly sensitive data.

The SSD uses Mercury Systems’ ASURRE-Stor, which couples NAND flash memory with the company’s ARMOR processor. The drive features up to 512 GB of storage capacity in a rugged 2.5-inch (6.35 cm), low-profile form factor (7 mm).

The ASURRE-Stor self-encrypting drives perform data encryption inside the SSD, Bob Lazaravich technical director, secure storage products at Mercury Systems, told Jane’s .

“The operating system running on the host computer isn’t involved with the actual data encryption. This allows the encryption/decryption process to be completely transparent to the user.

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