The company offers aMIL-SPEC modified Seagate Technology plc ‘s SAS SSD to ensure data protection and security at the tactical edge – where it matters most.
Through a partnership with Seagate Government Solutions (SGS), the company is the sole provider of this data-at-rest solution that meets U.S. government computer security standards, including FIPS 140-2 and NIAP accreditation. The combination of SGS’s commercial, high-capacity 2.5″ SAS SSDs and Crystal Group’s proprietary ruggedization processes, ensures critical data protection for military in extreme and unpredictable conditions.
“Our partnership provides a storage solution that not only meets military environmental standards, but is also certified as cybersecure,” said Todd Prouty, business development manager, military programs, Crystal Group. “This SAS SSD meets the Department of Defense (DoD) cyber requirements as wel as the warfighters’ immediate need for secure, actionable data in any domain.“
“Crystal Group’s reputation for designing and delivering high-performing rugged computer hardware that can withstand the extreme demands of military operations made them a clear choice to ruggedize and sell this segment of our accredited drives,” said Henry Newman, CTO, Seagate Government Solutions. “Our complementary expertise enables a solution that supports our military’s current and long-term needs for exceptional data security.“
As the U.S. DoD moves closer to a dual-encryption standard for their data strategy requirements, these drives deliver the first layer of accredited, hardware-based data encryption. In turn, it will be easier for the DoD to integrate the next layer of cryptographic key management encryption for CSfC requirements.
Ruggedized to protect from the elements and adversarial tampering, these trailblazing drives provide both internal and external data path protection, ensuring data is only accessible by authorized users.
About Crystal Group, Inc.
It is a technology company in rugged computer hardware, specializes in the design and manufacture of custom and commercial rugged servers, embedded computing, networking devices, displays and storage for high reliability in harsh environments. An employee-owned small business founded in 1987, it provides the defense, government and industrial markets with in-house customization, engineering, integration, configuration management, product lifecycle planning, warranty and support services. Its products meet or exceed IEEE, IEC and military standards, including MIL-STD-810, 167-1, 461 and MIL-S-901, are backed by 5-plus-year warranty with in-house support and are manufactured in the company’s Hiawatha, IA, facility certified to AS9100D quality management standards.
About Seagate Government Solutions
It is the Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI) mitigated government arm of Seagate Technology plc. Its mission is to deliver an array of data management solutions to federal agencies and their partners. It has highly secure, performing, affordable data management solutions with a supply chain of components and storage devices. its technology adheres to strict government mandates while spearheading the way for advancements in the field of security-from unclassified to top secret, and beyond.
Crystal Group: Customizable Rugged NAS With Multi-Domain Cybersecurity
Equipped with FIPS 140-2 encryption, key management, near-zero latency, chassis intrusion detection and instant data destruction
October 25, 2019 | Press Release