LSI MegaRAID SafeStore software, together with self-encrypting drives (SEDs), secures a drive's data from unauthorized access or modification resulting from theft, loss or repurposing of drives. Compatible with MegaRAID SAS 9265/9266/9270/9271/9285/9286 series controller cards.
Simple and secure SED management
While the encryption capabilities of the drives are the primary level of security, management of the self encrypting drives is critical to its execution. In fact, the security capabilities offered with drive-level encryption are only as good as the management tool used to implement and manage them.
Auto lock with local key management
Auto lock with local key management locks the SED using an authentication key. When secured in this manner, the drive's data encryption key is locked whenever the drive is powered down. In other words, the moment the SED is switched off or unplugged, it automatically locks down the drive's data. When the drive is powered back on, it requires authentication before being able to unlock its encryption key and read any data on the drive. This protects against any type of insider or external theft of drives or systems.
Instant Secure EraseProduct Highlights
Instant Secure Erase provides instant data protection via cryptographic erase. This feature will delete the existing data encryption key and regenerate a new data encryption key in seconds, enabling drives to be returned, retired, sold or reused securely. If you decide to use Instant Secure Erase only (without Auto Lock), you will not be required to maintain authentication keys or passwords in order to access the drive's data. The SED will automatically encrypt the data being written to the drive and decrypt data being read from it. When it is time to retire or repurpose the drive, the owner simply sends a command to the drive to perform the cryptographic erase. This command replaces the encryption key inside the encrypted drive, making it impossible to ever decrypt the data. Using Instant Secure Erase, businesses can save time and money by simplifying decommissioning of drives and preserving hardware value for returns and repurposing.
- Helps secure a drive's data from unauthorized access or modification
- Local key management in the controller is designed to protect data from security breaches with minimal cost and complexity
- Instant Secure Erase feature allows users to instantly and securely render data on SED drives unreadable, reducing the time and cost associated with secure drive erasure