CleveX has developed a new self-encrypting drive (SED) platform that is host hardware and operating system agnostic and can be deployed in minutes. CleveX DataLock BT Secured can be applied to almost any internal or external solid state drive or hard disk drive. All you need is a small chip, a Bluetooth antenna, CleveX software and a modern smartphone. The platform can also allow the drive to be unlocked only with certain geolocations.
CleveX’s DataLock BT Secured offers very strong security features, but is a relatively simple platform. On the hardware side, it consists of a small chip that encrypts your data using the AES-256 algorithm and holds a unique PIN code to unlock your data, and a Bluetooth antenna. This little chip can be installed in any of his SSDs or HDDs with the right controller and firmware. CleveX works with all the major developers of SSD controllers, including Marvell, Phison, and Silicon Motion, so drive manufacturers have many choices.
External storage device with CleveX DataLock KP Can be equipped with a keypad for entering passwords (see Kingston’s). IronKey Keypad 200),However data lock BT– A compatible internal drive (M.2, 2.5 inch, etc.), a smartphone running Android or iOS is sufficient. Works on Apple Watch too. CleveX’s smartphone software sends a unique encrypted PIN code to the drive once all conditions are met (password correct, biometric data match, location and timing correct, etc.) .
CleveX’s DataLock SED platform is FIPS 140-2/3 Level 3 compliant and supports remote management (requires smartphone program management), but requires special drivers, software updates, BIOS extensions, TPM modules , or admin configuration. As an added bonus, CleveX’s DataLock SED platform supports data loss prevention cloud solutions.
One of the main advantages of the CleveX DataLock security platform is its flexibility. Applicable to all form factors and devices in addition to mainstream M.2 and 2.5 inch SSDs. For example, modern printers and scanners store tons of data that no one wants to misuse. So are NAS, IoT, medical and industrial devices. The addition of CleveX’s DataLock BT Secured encryption chip and Bluetooth receiver does not significantly increase bill-of-materials cost, device complexity, or dimensions, making DataLock hardware compatible with nearly any kind of storage device. can be applied to
Another important aspect of CleveX’s DataLock BT Secured is that it is seamless to the operating system, so it can be used with Windows, Linux, Chrome, various real-time and industrial OS’s and even Apple’s MacOS (at least external/additional storage device) currently relies on encryption enabled by Apple’s processors.
Data protection is essential for organizations and individuals alike, but when it comes to security there is always a balance between strength of protection and ease of use. Basically, the more complicated the deployment and certification process, the less user-friendly. Therefore, in some cases, preventive measures may be omitted entirely. In other words, too much security, too much inconvenience, can end up costing you tens of millions of dollars. (A good example of this is the data encryption scandal by Morgan Stanley).
There are two ways to protect data on the client. Use software-based encryption such as Windows BitLocker and the likes of ESET and McAfee, or use SEDs which are particularly difficult to deploy when it comes to client systems. (Note that Apple’s latest platforms come with SED capabilities these days.) Both software-based encryption and SEDs have known vulnerabilities. Additionally, SEDs are not easy to manage.
CleveX DataLock BT Secured is a self-contained platform that seamlessly hosts your hardware and software, encrypts your data using the powerful AES-256 encryption algorithm, and uses the latest smartphone security features to Unlock your data. Many people already use these features. CleveX provides reference designs for hardware manufacturers, and his DataLock software is available on Apple and Google app stores.