Sat. Sep 30th, 2023
Next-Generation Data-at-Rest Encryption Solution Evaluated by UK Government for Top Secret Data

Viasat U.K. Ltd., a subsidiary of Viasat Inc., has announced that its next-generation data-at-rest cryptography solid state drive (SSD), DARC-ssd™ 600, has been fully evaluated by the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) for the protection of data up to Top Secret classification. The evaluation by the U.K. NCSC makes DARC-ssd™ 600 the only hardware encrypted SSD using the industry-standard interface and form factor to achieve this status.

The DARC-ssd™ 600, using a Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) interface and small form factor (M.2), is now the only encryption device that can be used for Top Secret and below data. It provides a highly secure and flexible encryption solution for government customers. The device offers significantly improved performance compared to existing data-at-rest solutions while ensuring the highest levels of protection for military and government users.

The DARC-ssd™ 600 utilizes Viasat’s integrated military-level 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) hardware for data and operating system encryption. Data is decrypted upon bootup of the device with two-factor authentication and then immediately encrypted when the device is powered off. This hardware encryption approach reduces the impact on device performance and manages secure authentication and encryption within the hardware container, minimizing the opportunity for tampering.

In addition to its security features, the DARC-ssd™ 600 is designed for quicker loading times, lower power consumption, and a seamless user experience. It is available in capacities ranging from 256GB, 512GB, and 1 terabyte (TB).

Viasat is a global communications company that aims to connect everyone and everything in the world. Their mission is to create a global communications network that provides high-quality, reliable, secure, and affordable connections. The company is committed to building a sustainable future in space.

For more information about Viasat’s data-at-rest encryption devices, visit their website.

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