Self-encrypting USB drive receives “secret and below” certification from the NSA

exelis usbThe National Security Agency’s assigned the “secret and below” certification for a self-encrypting, secure memory stick. The drive is the newest device in a portfolio of NSA-certified Exelis information assurance products offering secure data-at-rest, data-in-transit, communications, networking and storage solutions.

Exelis AARIS secure network processers are critical information assurance components in a range of applications, from storage media to communications hardware, where the security of information is a top priority. The modularity and programmability of the chips combined with Exelis expertise in the NSA certification process can significantly simplify and accelerate module design and certification for a wide variety of custom information assurance projects.

“Our technology expertise and our understanding of operational needs make us an excellent partner on information assurance projects with the highest security requirements,” said Mark Adams, vice president and general manager of the Exelis specialty applications business. “The knowledge that Exelis has gained during successive rounds of NSA certification will help guide our work on future projects, allowing us to streamline procedures and reduce the associated business risks for our customers.”

Source: Exelis

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