Digistor, a CRU Data Security Group, LLC (CDSG) brand, and Cigent Technology, Inc., in embedded cybersecurity, announced a technology partnership to expand data security across the entire lifecycle of a storage drive from initial deployment to end-of-life for military, defense, and critical infrastructure applications.
“We are excited to forge the partnership and believe that together we can offer a wider breadth of solutions for secure storage,” said Robin Wessel, EVP, CDSG. “This partnership complements our recent Citadel pre-boot authentication news and is part of our strategy to help military and defense customers address the ever-increasing and varied threats challenging nations’ security.“
The effort will combine Cigent’s Dynamic Data Defense Engine (D3E) with DigiStor encrypted SSD storage products. By integrating Cigent’s zero-trust file access software and firmware-based cybersecurity technology into DigiStor FIPS 140-2 L2 firmware and Common Criteria (CC) certified SSDs, the companies will deliver a suite of products that address evolving and potentially catastrophic security threats. In addition, bundling Cigent’s D3E security solutions and services with the DigiStor line of commercial self-encrypting drives (SED) will increase storage security by protecting critical infrastructure at all times by combining software and hardware-based encryption with file-level multi-factor authentication.
“We are pleased to work with DigiStor and believe the combination of our expertise and technologies will provide a powerful range of Secure Storage solutions that will meet the diverse requirements and environments of today’s military and agency operations,” said Bradley Rowe, CEO, Cigent.
DigiStor expects to announce products emanating from this partnership later in 2021. The products will be part of the company’s suite of secure DAR solutions for commercial and government cybersecurity applications. The new solutions will be available through leading PC OEMs, system integrators, and distributors worldwide.