The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic
Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces the
MQ01ABUxxxBW series, a mobile-grade thin 7mm hard disk drive (HDD) with
self-encrypting technology, including Toshiba's unique wipe technology,
which automatically erases data when an HDD is accessed by an
unregistered system, has achieved validation to U.S. Federal Information
Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2). The MQ01ABUxxxBW series is the
first Toshiba self-encrypting drive (SED) validated to the FIPS 140-2
standard. Toshiba's SED models are designed to the Trusted Computing
Group's (TCG) industry-standard "Opal" Security Sub-Classification. This
globally accepted standard implements protocols created to help IT
managers, security management application providers and client security
professionals to better manage data security and to help prevent
potentially damaging and costly breaches to sensitive information. The
FIPS-validated model also provides tamper-evident labeling for
additional security, with a resulting validation to Level Two of the
FIPS 140-2 standard.
The 7mm mobile thin SED series underwent rigorous cryptographic module
validation testing by a U.S. National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST)-certified testing laboratory in order to be validated
by the U.S. Federal Information Processing standard. As a result of this
validation, this Toshiba HDD series is now available for use in highly
regulated and security-sensitive storage applications, such as
government systems. The combination of support for ATA (Advanced
Technology Attachment) Enhanced Secure Cryptographic Erase function, the
TCG-Opal SSC (Security Subsystem Class) protocols, the Toshiba wipe
technology extensions of the Opal protocols, and the FIPS 140-2 module
level validation makes the MQ01ABUxxxBW series suitable for encrypting
confidential data stored on client-grade mobile and desktop computers
protected by security management applications.
Unlike software-based encryption products, SEDs perform encryption
securely within the drive's hardware at full interface speeds. This
helps to improve system performance, and reduce support burden and
integration concerns versus software encryption which performs
encryption as a background software task that can negatively impact user
productivity. In addition, SED use can eliminate the need for a
"re-encryption" cycle during initial client configuration and the
drive's embedded SED encryption cannot be disabled, thus decreasing the
risk that security practices required by policy for legal compliance
might be put at risk by end-user actions.
Some printer manufacturers, copiers and other OEM commercial systems
apply the added security enabled by Toshiba's unique wipe technology.
Wipe technology helps make it so that self-encrypting drives in such
systems can be easily and securely cryptographically erased to protect
against data breaches when systems are retired from service, re-deployed
or returned to a third party service provider.
Toshiba's MQ01ABUxxxBW series is currently shipping. For more
information on this model's FIPS 140-2 validation, please reference
certificate number 2082 and visit the US NIST CMVP website http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/validation.html#0.
For more information on Toshiba's portfolio of industry-leading solid
state drives, hard drives and hybrid storage solutions, visit www.toshibastorage.com.
To connect with Toshiba Storage, visit the corporate blog at http://storage.toshiba.com/corporateblog/
and follow @ToshibaStorage
About Toshiba Storage Products
Toshiba Corporation and its affiliates offer one-of-a-kind global
storage solutions, offering hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state drives
(SSDs) and NAND flash memories - technologies that drive a wide range of
consumer electronics, computer and automotive applications, as well as
enterprise solutions for the global marketplace. Toshiba is a leader in
the development, design and manufacture of mobile, consumer and
enterprise hard disk drives and solid state drives. In North America,
the Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic
Components, Inc., markets high-quality storage peripherals to original
equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, value-added
resellers, value-added dealers, systems integrators and distributors
worldwide. Inherent in the Toshiba storage family are the high-quality
engineering and manufacturing capabilities that have established Toshiba
products as innovation leaders worldwide. For more information, visit www.toshibastorage.com.
About Toshiba Corp. and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable
electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create
market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product
breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip
companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba
designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage
solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), solid
state hybrid drives (SSHDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs,
imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile
peripheral devices, advanced materials and medical tubes that make
possible today's leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices,
automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions
America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating
company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba
Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's
sixth largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2013 Worldwide
Semiconductor Revenue, December 2013). Toshiba Corporation was founded
in 1875 and today has over 554 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 206,087
employees worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
© 2014 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. All rights reserved.
All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered
trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information in
this press release, including product pricing, availability and
specifications, content of services and contact information, is current
and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is
subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application
information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable
Toshiba product specifications.
1 Definition of capacity: Toshiba defines a megabyte (MB) as
1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte
(TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however,
reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230
= 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity.
Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files)
will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and
operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or
pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted
capacity may vary.
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