The portable DIGITTRADE HIGH SECURITY SSD HS256S is currently in the certification process of the BSI the Federal Office for Information Security (Cert-ID: BSI-DSZ-CC-0825) and has been awarded the EuroPriSe (European Privacy Seal) during the CeBIT 2013.
This means that the HS256S is permitted for the storage of personal data and its the first certified external hard drive making it currently the best solution to store data at a high standard of security and mobility.
In accordance to the newest standards on mobile storage devices by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the HS256S is developed to protect business and private data in any cases.
The DIGITTRADE HS256S ensures the privacy of the stored data with:
Thanks to the full disk hardware encryption according to the 256 bit AES in CBC mode and the two factor authentication, by smartcard and 8-digit PIN, the DIGITTRADE HIGH SECURITY HDD combines the benefits of mobile data media with highest security standards for data privacy.
The encrypted HDD offers with its features a lot of solutions for single users, companies and public authorities.
During transfer on the HDD, all data is stored in real-time by a 256 bit full disk encryption according to AES in CBC mode.
The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is a symmetrical cryptographic system, approved by USA’s National Security Agency for top secret information.
The CBC mode ensures that for encryption of a block always information of the block encrypted before will be included. This means that in case of same plain text there will never be the same cipher text. It will not be possible to draw conclusions from cipher texts to plain texts.
Additionally to all stored data, even temporary files as well as areas that would normally not be noticed by encryption software will be encrypted.
The DIGITTRADE HIGH SECURITY HDD works with a
Only after successful authentication the AES key used for encryption will be transferred to the encryption chip set and the user will have access to the data.
3. Administration of the cryptographic key
The user is able to create, change and destroy the cryptographic key and has the possibility to copy the key to another smartcard and to initialize a new smartcard to the DIGITTRADE HS256S.
The cryptographic key which is needed to de- and encrypt, is created and saved encrypted on the smartcard. In that case the cryptographic key is physically separated from the stored data that’s’ why there is no possibility to read it out or to decrypt the stored data. Only the input of the correct PIN will transfer the key to the encryption module and enables the de- and encryption.
As a result of the external storage of the cryptographic key there are a variety of application possibilities.
Serially the HS256S is delivered with two java based smart cards. The Oberthur Cosmo 64 v5.4 smart card is certified with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 and enables creation, copying, changing and destroying of the used cryptographic key. The administration of the key works with the DIGITTRADE HS256S applet.
Any try of manipulation will terminate the smart card immediately.
Optional available are two java based smart cards, NXP PSCD081 J3A081 JCOP v2.4.1 R3 (BSI-DSZ-CC-0675-2011). These smart cards are equal to Oberthur Cosmo 64 v5.4 but in addition they are certified by the BSI (Federal Institute of Information Technology) with EAL5. It costs an extra charge of 30,00 EUR for a HS256S with NXP smart cards.
5. Implemented HDD
The implemented 2.5” SATA HDD makes the mobile data safe small and handy. Thanks to data transfer and power supply using USB or FireWire and the hardware encryption it is possible to use this storage device independent of an operating system or platform.
The reading and writing speed is more than four times faster by an use of Solid State Disk, briefly SSD. This SSD guarantees your HS256S an additional shock resistance because there are no moving parts inside (like reading and write heads). Thanks to the use of modern flash memories your data are also safe during vibrations. So the DIGITTRADE D20 SSD is extremely resistant against falls, shocks and vibrations.
6. Supported Operating Systems
The HDDs are bootable and independent of any operating system. This allows the users not only to store files and programs on the HDD, but also programs and complete operating systems.
|European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe, Cert. No. DE-130030)|
|ULD Privacy Seal (Cert. No. 03-03/2013)|
|Encryption module FIPS-197 certified|
|Security solution FIPS-140-2 conform|
|Oberthur Cosmo v5.4 smart card certified FIPS-140-2 Level 3 (from NIST)|
|Manufacturer:||Samsung 840 Serie|
|Bus type:||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Write Speed SSD:||up to 330 MB/s|
|Read Speed SSD:||up to 540 MB/s|
|Transfer rate:||480 MBit/s (USB 2.0), 800 MBit/s (FireWire 800)|
|Average access time:||0,1 ms|
|256 bit full disk hardware encryption according to AES in CBC mode|
|2-factor authentication by smart card and 8-digit PIN code|
|Administration of the AES key (create, change, copy and destroy) by the user|
|AES Key stored separately from the HDD and enclosure on smartcard|
|Access protection onto the smartcard with the 8-digit PIN|
|no restrictions on read and write speed|
|independent from operating system|
|compatible to Windows, Linux and Mac|
|USB 1.1 / 2.0|
|FireWire 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 (9 pin connection)|
|3 years guarantee|
|Product dimensions:||130mm (L) x 78mm (B) x 22mm (H)|
|Weight:||250g incl. SSD|