Cigent Secure Storage Drives Protect Data at Extreme Edge

Addresses Rampant Proliferation of Devices at the Edge Lacking Robust Data Protection: PCs, Drones, Unmanned Vehicles, OT, IoT, and More

Cigent, the leader in data protection at the edge, has introduced new secure storage drives to ensure data security for the broadest array of devices of any secure storage. Private and public sector use cases include intelligence environments, law enforcement and homeland security drones, unmanned vehicles, IoT, OT, PCs and similar devices containing highly sensitive data and/or in use in potentially hostile scenarios, and other applications.

The Cigent Secure Storage suite offers extremely robust protections including full drive encryption, protection against cloning and wiping, SNDL, and failsafe validated full remote data erasure, earning the NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified Program (CSfC) certification.  They are developed to address the rampant proliferation of devices at the edge that (otherwise) lack sufficient data protections against evolving threats that risk data integrity. The Suite include:

Secure Storage SSD BGA – new hardware encryption protection that can be embedded in devices. Meeting automotive, and Air Force temperature requirements of -40° to 105°C for operation in extreme conditions, it offers effective protection for data for unmanned vehicles, IoT, OT, and other edge devices.

Secure Storage 2230 – for  PCs and tablets. The 2230 drive supports the new preferred drive configuration from leading PC manufacturers including  Microsoft Surface, Dell Latitude, and HP EliteBooks, and also meet Air Force and industrial temperature requirements for extreme environment operation. Cigent is the only solution in the market providing NSA CSfC-certified pre-boot authentication (PBA) and full drive hardware encryption for modern PCs.

Secure Storage SD and MicroSD cards – hardware-encrypted data protection with small form factors. Supporting Linux and Windows OS and meeting industrial temperature requirements, they provide flexible, robust protection for a variety of systems including PCs, tablets, OT, and unmanned vehicles, ensuring data security mission requirements. 

Emerging technologies and evolving mission requirements are driving significant expansion of sensitive data at the edge. A growing portfolio of systems are collecting, processing, and storing sensitive data. Cigent provides unparalleled breadth of hardware-encrypted secure storage devices that allow program managers to meet compliance mandates and ensure data remains protected. Protections have been verified by experts including NSA, NIAP, and MITRE, and are in use by many U.S. government organizations requiring the highest level of protection. 

“With these additional storage devices, Cigent brings leading-edge data security and failsafe, certified data erasure innovation to environments such as military, homeland and extreme data sensitivity missions,” said Cigent CEO and co-founder John Benkert. He noted that the introduction gives operators a single portfolio and partner to ensure sensitive data at the edge is protected against current and future threats in highly sensitive and potentially hostile environments

Benkert previously served 20 years in USAF Intelligence and seven in the NSA, and is the recipient of the National Scientific Achievement Award for technological innovations in data security.

Cigent is transforming the endpoint security marketplace with a patented, integrated platform that protects data against theft, ransomware and compromise, even if the device is compromised. Cigent Technology, an In-Q-Tel portfolio company, is deployed at U.S. federal agencies and has achieved various NIST, NIAP, and NSA certifications.

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