The portable DIGITTRADE HIGH SECURITY HDD is currently the best solution to save data at a high standard of security and mobility.
Thanks to the full disk hardware encryption according to the 128 bit AES in ECB mode and the two-factor authentication, by smartcard and 8-digit PIN, the DIGITTRADE HIGH SECURITY HDD combines the benefits of mobile data media with highest security standards for data privacy.
The encrypted HDD offers with its features in combination with the HS Smartcard Management System a lot of solutions for single users, companies and public authorities.
During transfer on the HDD, all data is stored in real-time by a 128 bit full disk encryption according to AES in ECB mode.
The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is a symmetrical cryptographic system, approved by USA’s National Security Agency for top secret information.
The DIGITTRADE HIGH SECURITY HDD works with a two-factor authentication:
Factor 1 (Having): verifies, if the user has a smartcard with the correct AES key.
Factor 2 (Knowing): verifies, if the user knows the correct 8-digit PIN and consequently is authorized to use this smartcard.
Only after successful authentication the AES key used for encryption will be transferred to the encryption chip set and the user will have access to the data.
Serially the HDD is delivered with the smartcard Atmel CryptoMemory® AT88SC0104C. This offers enough security in everyday life.
There are two different types of smart cards optionally available.
For higher security requirements, the smartcard Oberthur Cosmo 64 v5.4, certified by FIPS 140-2 level 3.
On the other hand, for especially high security requirements, two java based smart cards, NXP P5CD081 J3A081 JCOP v2.4.1 R3 (BSI-DSZ-CC-0675-2011) are available. These smart cards are equal to Oberthur Cosmo 64 v5.4 but are in addition certified by the BSI (Federal Institute of Information Technology) with EAL5.
In case of any manipulation the smart card will be irrevocably destroyed and disabled.
4. AES Key
The AES key is stored in the smartcard and cannot be read out from enclosure or HDD in case of loss or theft.
The construction of the HDD allows changing the AES keys as often as desired. Fur this purpose the new smartcards must be created with the adequate match key of the enclosure. New data will be saved with the new AES key after the quick formatting of the HDD. The access to old data will be only limited possible by data recovery and using the old AES key.
5. Integrated HDD
The implemented 2.5” SATA HDD makes the mobile data safe small and handy. Thanks to data transfer and power supply using USB or FireWire and the hard ware encryption it is possible to use this storage medium independent of an operating system or platform.
6. Supported Operating Systems
The HDDs are bootable and are independent of any operating system. This allows the users not only to store files and programs on the HDD, but also programs and complete operating systems.