Published on April 21st,2008 at 3:08 AM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

Fujitsu Launches a New 2.5” HDD with AES 256bit Encryption

The MHZ2 CJ is the first 2.5” SATA HDD drive from Fujitsu with embedded AES 256 bit encryption.

It takes just seconds to wipe out all data in the most secure way possible (making it impossible, or extremely hard, to recover).

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 21 — Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced full disk encryption (FDE) for its 2.5″ 7,200RPM SATA hard disk drive (HDD) line-up with up to 320GB(1), offering the industry’s highest security standard for data at rest. The Fujitsu MHZ2 CJ series is the first HDD in the world to support the hardware-based AES-256 bit encryption standard, enabling the HDD to provide the strongest data protection from unauthorized access by setting a password. Fujitsu’s line of highly reliable and efficient hard disk drives now includes an HDD that combines maximum data security features with high performance, resulting in an ideal computing environment.

“The cost and consequences associated with DataJacking are rising, but the problem is preventable,” according to John Rydning, IDC’s research director for HDDs. “Fujitsu’s new hardware-based encrypted hard disk drive for notebook PCs exemplifies a simple and easy to implement solution that will substantially reduce the risk of DataJacking.”

Current software-based security solutions have a potential weakness, because encryption keys exist in system memory whenever the system is being used. Also, encryption is computationally intensive, which impacts the system performance. In the Fujitsu MHZ2 CJ series, encryption and decryption are performed by the hardware of the drive instead of by the
computer’s CPU and memory. The key used to encrypt and decrypt data is cryptographically regenerated only when the correct password is received at power-on, and is unattainable when the system is powered off. The drive automatically encrypts and decrypts the data with no impact on the system performance. Hardware- based HDD encryption is the most effective security
method available for mobile computing.

“With industry reports estimating 700,000 laptops stolen every year and the associated costs reaching $5.4 billion, organizations are facing a clear and pressing security threat,” said David James, vice president, advanced product engineering, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. “The Fujitsu MHZ2 CJ series creates a simple-to-use and virtually impenetrable data lock down, with no encryption keys remaining on the machine when it is powered off. The data on the disk drive remains
inaccessible without the password, delivering advanced protection for the organization owning the machine, and the critical data for which they are responsible.”

Along with the full disk encryption protection, the Fujitsu MHZ2 CJ series also addresses organizations’ needs to securely and instantly make data on the drive inaccessible when redeploying or disposing of the drive.
The advanced secure erase feature immediately invalidates every piece of data just by changing the in-drive encryption key, making the stored data completely indecipherable. With this immediate and secure erasure, the drive significantly saves time and costs for users and companies.

Fujitsu is also an active board member of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), which is a non-profit industry standards organization that focuses on developing, defining, and promoting open specifications for IT-benefiting trusted computing. Fujitsu will jointly work on the initiatives to support and promote the standardization and development of an ever better security solution.

Via Fujitsu
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Comments
 

  • slobu

    Oh, yay. When in use the data is open to the world – but when the thing breaks its an encrypted mess. What a swell idea! The Men in Black have the hardware to decrypt such things. The Data Recovery companies too – but your bill will be much higher.

  • http://www.tweend.nl Tweend

    I like it

 

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