Crystal Group, Inc. has released a ruggedized and tamper-proof NVMe M.2 drive validated across its portfolio of rugged, high-performance compute solutions for tactical edge applications.
Using new, proprietary Crystal Group ruggedization techniques on the tamper-evident Seagate BarraCuda 515 Solid State Drive (SSD) extends the drive’s capabilities to military platforms by meeting strict US Department of Defense (DoD) cybersecurity and environmental operating requirements.
“Marrying advanced data security features with comprehensive environmental standards streamlines two critical performance needs for tactical edge applications into one solution,” said Todd Prouty, senior business development manager at Crystal Group. “Integrating these capabilities at both the drive level and hardware level provides maximum physical and data protections for long-life, seamless compute performance and accuracy in and across all domains.”
Primary safeguards for sensitive and classified data include:
- FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified SSD
- Common Criteria certification with full disk encryption solution
- TPG Opal compliant self-encryption
- TAA compliant
- Block-level data destruction verification
In addition to meeting or exceeding common MIL-STD-810 environmental test standards, such as temperature, vibration, shock and humidity, the BarraCuda 515 SSDs profile is also salt fog compliant. According to the company, salt fog resilience is critical for applications like US Navy deployments, which are exposed to highly corrosive environments.
“Seagate Government Solutions is dedicated to supporting our long-term partnership with Crystal Group. We at SGS see this conformal-coated, secure M.2 device as answering a long-standing requirement in rugged applications for the Government,” said Mike Moritzkat, CEO and managing director of Seagate Government Solutions.
To address the broad variety of compute needs across different tactical edge platforms and applications, this rugged, tamper-evident NVMe M.2 drive can be used on any form factor from Crystal Group’s portfolio of rugged compute solutions.