Cigent Protects Sensitive Data at the Edge with New Secure Storage

FT. MYERS, Fla., June 25, 2024 — Cigent Technology, Inc., the leader in secure storage for data protection at the edge, announces new secure storage drives to ensure data security for the broadest array of devices of any secure storage provider. 

Cigent’s family of solutions, originally developed for and with U.S. federal agencies, protect against evolving threats that risk data integrity, including both physical attacks, such as cloning and wiping, and remote attacks.  The solutions that Cigent brings to market today address the rampant proliferation of devices at the edge, with insufficient protections to ensure that data is protected.

Today, Cigent expands their portfolio with additional secure storage form factors providing critical data protection for systems operating at the edge, including emerging technologies such as unmanned vehicles. They offer powerful and federally certified protections with full-drive hardware encryption, wiping and cloning prevention, and remote data erasure. New solutions include:

  • Secure Storage SSD BGA provides 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 – provides protection of PCs and tablets. The 2230 drive supports new preferred drive configuration from leading PC manufacturers including  Microsoft Surface, Dell Latitude, and HP EliteBooks. Cigent is the only solution in the market providing NSA CSfC-certified pre-boot authentication (PBA) and full drive hardware encryption for modern PCs. Like the Secure Storage SSD BGA, Secure Storage 2230 meets automotive and Air Force temperature requirements, ensuring the drive can operate in extreme environments.
  • Secure Storage SD and MicroSD cards provide 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.  

All solutions can be managed from an enterprise management console streamline administration.  In addition to the full drive encryption, all Cigent Secure Storage solutions have the ability to create hidden partitions to store the most sensitive data and allow remote erasure of data using a combination of crypto and full block wiping.  

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.“

“Today’s introductions provide operators with a single portfolio and partner to ensure sensitive data at the edge is protected – against today’s threats and tomorrow’s, in the most sensitive and potentially hostile environments.”

Benkert previously served 20 years in USAF Intelligence and seven in the NSA, and was honored with the National Scientific Achievement Award for technological innovations in data security.

Cigent storage can be configured and administered at scale through a management console and an efficient Command Line Interface (CLI) tool. Cigent and its ecosystem of device, vehicle, and system integrator partners are ready to support procurement, delivery and deployment requirements. 

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