Cactus Technologies Releases Highly Encrypted External USB SSD

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Cactus Technologies today released an External USB Encrypted SSD compliant with FIPS 140-2 levels 2 and 3 as well as NSA Data-At-Rest, Commercial Solutions for Classified, Hardware Full Drive Encryption (aka NSA DAR CSfC HWFDE).

Cactus Encrypted External USB SSD connected to notebook

Cactus Encrypted External USB SSD connected to notebook

Our new Encrypted USB External SSD makes our Crypto technology accessible to new applications in Financial, Government, Police, Healthcare, Energy and other industries where data protection is critical.

Cactus Technologies today released an External USB Encrypted SSD compliant with FIPS 140-2 levels 2 and 3 as well as NSA Data-At-Rest, Commercial Solutions for Classified, Hardware Full Drive Encryption (aka NSA DAR CSfC HWFDE). This 240SE-HU Series External USB based on MLC NAND comes in both 512GB and 1TB capacities.

In addition to the high-level encryption, these products have Locked BOM Control, High Performance, Rugged Construction and advanced Wear Leveling, ECC and Defect Management as OEMs have come to expect from Cactus Technologies.

Steve Larrivee, VP of Sales & Marketing said, “Our new Encrypted USB External SSD makes our Crypto technology accessible to new applications in Financial, Government, Police, Healthcare, Energy and other industries where data protection is critical.”

Cactus External Encrypted USB SSD features:

  • Industry Standard USB 3.0 Interface
  • Small External Enclosure – slightly larger than a 2.5” SATA SSD
  • Capacities of 512GB and 1TB
  • FIPS 140-2 level 2 & 3 Compliant
  • NSA’s CSfC (Commercial Solutions for Classified) HWFED Compliant
  • Windows Host API Drivers for Key Exchange
  • Locked BOM (Bill-Of-Material) Control
  • 3000G Shock; 20G Vibration
  • Unique Electronic Serial ID
  • Supports Traceability Barcode
  • Based on MLC (Multi Level Cell) NAND Memory

Joseph Chang, Vice President of Engineering, said, "The AES-256 XTS Encryption meets the demand for applications requiring the highest level of data security. The host software allows for ease of use.”

For over 13 years, Cactus Technologies has been supporting OEMs Worldwide with the highest reliability Industrial Embedded Flash Storage Products using industry leading controller technology and industrial strength flash memory.

Our Industrial products enable OEM’s systems to operate without a fault in the harshest and most mission critical environments. In addition, Cactus offers Commercial Grade embedded products based on MLC NAND, which have Locked-BOM and Extended Life Cycles for budget limited applications.

1 MByte = 1 million bytes; 1 GByte = 1 billion bytes; 1Gbit = 1 billion bits.

Cactus Technologies and the Cactus logo are trademarks of Cactus Technologies, Ltd., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and are trademarks of their respective holder(s).

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