FIPS 140-2 Certified, AES 256 Hardware Encryption | Kanguru Defender Opal SEDs

High-Speed Solid State Technology, Self-Encrypting, Opal-Compliant

Kanguru introduces an exceptional new line of Defender Opal SEDs. These solid state drives are ideal for protecting data at rest for your PCs. With FIPS 140-2 certification, data stored on these self-encrypting, Opal-compliant solid state drives is persistently secured with NSA-approved Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit hardware encryption. All cryptographic functions are performed by the Defender Opal SED’s hardware which means zero software overhead, with remarkably fast read/write access for high performance data encryption.

The Benefits of Using Kanguru Defender Opal SEDs

The Defender Opal SED automatically locks itself when powered off, making all data stored within, including the OS, completely inaccessible.

NSA-approved AES 256-bit encryption is applied to the entire drive, not just specific files or folders.

The Defender Opal SED can be unlocked from a secure pre-boot environment. The on-board Pre-boot Authenticator (PBA) allows an authorized user to unlock the drive with a password.

Once unlocked, the Defender Opal SED behaves like a normal SSD.

Cryptographic processes are performed by the Defender Opal SED’s hardware, completely transparent to the attached host system. This means there is no software demand and no negative impact on your system performance or data transfer speeds.

Federal Information Processing Standard (140-2) certification means the Defender Opal SED’s cryptographic module has been reviewed by an accredited National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) laboratory and found to be in compliance with strict, security requirements.

FIPS 140-2 covers areas related to the secure design and implementation of a cryptographic module, including specification; ports and interfaces; roles, services, and authentication; finite state model; physical security; operational environment; cryptographic key management; self-tests; design assurance; and mitigation of other attacks.

You can permanently delete the entire contents of a Defender Opal SED in mere seconds using Secure Wipe. By destroying and regenerating cryptographic keys, all previously saved data is rendered indecipherable and impossible to recover.

Both the SATA and NVMe Opal SEDs operate with high-speed sequential and random read/write performance, using efficient solid state technology.

Kanguru Offers A Variety of Options to Meet Your Opal SED Security Requirements:

  • Defender Opal SED300 M.2 NVMe Opal SSD
  • Defender Opal SED300 2.5" SATA Opal SSD
  • Opal Commander and Pre-Boot Authenticator (PBA) Management Software
  • Opal Mass Provisioning Tool: For Mass Rollouts
  • USB Hubs & Provisioning Racks: for Mass Rollouts