Oxford Semiconductor has unveiled its AES 128-bit security encryption services for the growing family of Oxford’s direct-attached storage platform services.
Aimed at the increasing need to secure high-value personal data on transportable DAS systems, the new OXUS931SE and OXUFS936DSE devices employ a secure, hardware-based architecture for user authentication and data encryption.
According to the company, the OXUS931SE and OXUFS936DSE feature an embedded hardware encryption engine enabling real- time encryption with no loading on the host PC. This integrated encryption engine provides a platform for original equipment manufacturers to offer advanced encryption and decryption capabilities in hardware, with support for multiple authentication methods including software password and biometric sensor authentication for a range of external storage systems.
The OXUS931SE is aimed at the consumer who needs low-cost, single-drive secure storage. In a traditional implementation, the OXUS931SE acts as a high-performance bridge from USB2.0 or eSATA ports to a SATA hard disk drive in an external storage box supporting all current PC and Mac platforms. OXUS931SE’s can also be implemented as an internal security dongle between a SATA port on the system motherboard and any internal SATA disk drive without any loss of throughput, for a fast and easy upgrade to a secure information system, said Oxford Semiconductor.
David Schwartz, vice president of sales and marketing at Oxford Semiconductor, said: Securing high-value corporate information continues to be among the most critical concerns for IT managers. With the quickly increasing amount of highly personal information consumers are storing on very transportable direct-attached storage, our key customers are seeing a growing need for encrypted storage solutions. The security, price/performance and time-to-market offered by these solutions continue to enable our storage system partners to expand their consumer DAS product portfolios.