RDX media with built-in encryption technology

Imation announced the availability of Imation RDX Media Secure with CyberSafe Pro Security Technology, the first RDX media with built-in encryption and cryptographic erase capability.

Activated through a one-time software driver installation, all data written to the RDX media is automatically encrypted. Businesses that use Imation RDX Media Secure can easily manage data security and safely restore content, and are assured that data stored on RDX media is protected at rest and while the cartridge is being transported, which is often part of the cloud seeding process.

RDX Media Secure with CyberSafe Pro Security Technology delivers a combination of security and convenience.

  • Enterprise-class AES-256 and Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1 validated encryption used to accredit cryptographic modules for government, financial, healthcare and other regulated industries.
  • Cryptographic erase instantly erases the encryption key, rendering data stored on the cartridge unintelligible, and enabling secure disposal and repurposing. The technology embedded into Imation RDX Media Secure is much faster and far more secure than conventional ATA Secure Erase (a set of commands embedded in most ATA hard drives), which can leave remnant data on the media.
  • Application-agnostic Imation RDX Media Secure doesn’t require specific backup software and can be used with any existing direct-attach RDX docking stations (internal or external), while maintaining standard RDX compatibility.

Secure data shuttling

Leveraging removable storage media (such as RDX media for data transfer) significantly reduces the time required to share data between environments or to initially seed a cloud storage solution. Companies are assured of safe delivery of data to remote offices, customer sites or other offsite locations and are protected from malicious or unintentional data loss. Further, rugged, shock-resistant RDX cartridges help protect against damage that can occur during transport.

Imation RDX Media Secure is available through Imation’s network of channel partners in three capacities – 1TB, 500GB, 320GB – and is expected to be priced at $50 more than traditional RDX media at each capacity.

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