Microsemi Controller Based Encryption (CBE)
The security of your data is paramount. Uncompromising protection of your customer’s mission critical data is a critical requirement for the modern storage solution.
A Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) certified encryption storage solution is now a security requirement in the Health Care, Financial and Government market verticals representing a significant overall percentage of the enterprise storage business. It is also an emerging requirement for multi-tenant cloud environments, where data at rest needs to be encrypted with multiple Data Encryption Keys (DEKs) per drive. Controller-Based Encryption (CBE) provides meaningful advantages over alternative solutions in these applications.
CBE is a high-performance data encryption technology enabled by Microsemi storage controllers supported for multiple silicon generations. It reduces operational complexity and expense, improves security, and delivers additional flexibility when compared to Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) technology, all at virtually no performance impact compared to unencrypted deployments.
Microsemi’s CBE technology delivers the following advantages over SED technology:
Microsemi offers controller-based encryption offerings on both the Smart Storage platform (maxCrypto) for the Server market and on the Tachyon platform (storClad) for the Storage Systems market.
Microsemi’s CBE solution enables FIPS 140-2 level 1 or level 2 certification using IO Controller on motherboard or adapter/module.