Why Purchase Ciphertex Storage?
Portable data security
Portability with industry leading encryption is the top reason customers purchase Ciphertex data storage over “cheap” hard drives that aren’t as reliable, fast, or secure.
Hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption
Provides fast encryption and decryption enforced by a hardware key that cannot be duplicated, replaced, or broken ensuring data is never at risk even if the storage is lost or stolen.
Speed of acquiring and accessing data
The faster the download/upload times – the faster one can move onto the next project.
Large data storage capacity
And the ability to create multiple LUNs in the array and duplicate the existing (non-portable) environment allow easy, accurate data capture.
Network ready with multiple interfaces
10GbE, eSATA, USB 3.0, Firewire 800/400, GbE, USB 2.0 connectivity provies a means of easily collecting data and uploading it into a data center.
Multiple operating system supports
Means that the data that needs to be collected can be accessed in the format it has been stored in by the application and the operating system.
AES 256-bit Encryption
With Ciphertex portable, AES 256-bit hardware-encrypted disk drives, RAID arrays, and NAS control access to the disk drive content from pick up to delivery through the security of a physical key. In recent years there have been numerous reports of confidential data such as customers' personal records being exposed through loss or theft of laptops or backup drives. Encrypting such files helps protect them should physical security measures fail. Even a single failure to encrypt sensitive data can result in a security breach with criminal or civil liabilities and irreparable harm to finances and the reputation of the organization.
Disk encryption can also be useful if you replicate data to a shared disaster recovery facility that is less secure than your primary site by not transferring the keys to the remote site until you actually need to use the data there.
The AES 256 specification is the highest level of encryption available today and is recognized by the US government, and governments around the globe, as the preferred standard for protecting their most highly classified documents. The most important reason data isn’t protected is that companies fail to use encryption. AES 256-bit encryption cannot be broken by brute force for another 250 years before computers are predicted to be fast enough to even attempt a massively distributed attack. To give you an idea how big 256 bits is, it’s roughly equal to the number of atoms in the universe!
Ciphertex (www.ciphertex.com), a global provider of unique hardware encrypted RAID storage products, announced that InformationWeek Analytics, the leading service for peer-based IT research and analysis, and Interop, the leading global business technology event series, named Ciphertex as the Best of Interop Award winners during this year’s Interop Las Vegas, which concluded earlier this month at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
The company earned the designation for its innovative secure and protected storage solutions. Ciphertex develops superior storage products with hardware-based AES 256-bit data encryption technology that interface via eSATA, FireWire 800, or USB 3.0. With capacities up to 60 Terabytes, Ciphertex storage products allow organizations to securely store and transport their critical data on portable RAID-protected devices without the fear of data loss, even in the face of physical loss of the storage device.
“The Best of Interop Awards presents leading edge technologies of the outstanding IT vendors in the industry,” said Art Wittmann, Vice President and Director, InformationWeek Analytics. “Each of the category winners represent market innovation and deserve recognition for helping build the energy and growth of today’s IT marketplace.”
Digital Video magazine, published by NewBay Media, announced Ciphertex CX-10K-NAS as a Best of Show Black Diamond Award winner of the 2012 NAB Show. All of that data we are acquiring from solid-state devices needs to be stored somewhere. Ciphertex’s robust offering for network attached storage is a 10-bay RAID solution with an amazing throughput of up to 1,000 MB/s and a variety of security options. The Ciphertex 10-bay NAS offers network expansion options that include dual-port 1 GigE and dual-port 10 GigE network expansion cards. Works with Windows, Mac OS and Linux systems with equal ease.