Imation Introduces Secure RDX Media
With built-in encryption
Imation announced the availability of their RDX Media
Secure with CyberSafe Pro Security Technology, an RDX media with built-in
encryption and cryptographic erase capability.
RDX Media Secure is a solution for
backup and recovery, data archiving and data shuttling. Activated through a
one-time software driver installation, all data written to the RDX media is
automatically encrypted. Businesses that use RDX Media Secure can 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.
Data security is an ongoing concern of
SMBs as many organizations experience data breaches.
Balancing data security and compliance
with productivity and cost-effective data storage proves challenging. RDX Media
Secure with CyberSafe Pro Technology provides enterprise certified encryption
and authentication, delivering the benefits of hard disk storage paired with
security features that are critical for any company with sensitive, regulated
growth of digital content in companies is exploding and the SMBs modernization
of IT is helping to fuel this boom. However, they need a way to manage data
securely, ensure regulatory compliance and protect data in case of disaster
recovery - all at a reasonable cost. They are also looking for practical ways to
capitalize on the benefits of cloud computing but concerned about the barriers
to adoption. Imation's RDX Media Secure with CyberSafe Pro Security Technology
combines a reliable, high capacity hard disk storage with built-in security
features to help eliminate some of these barriers including time requirements
and security concerns of transfer and recovery.
Security and Ease of Use
RDX Media Secure with CyberSafe Pro Security Technology
delivers a combination of security and convenience.
"For years, companies have been using RDX media as an
affordable, easy to use and durable solution," said Bill Schilling, director of
marketing, Scalable Storage, Imation. "The launch of Imation RDX Media Secure
with CyberSafe Pro Technology represents an important evolution of both RDX
removable hard drives and multi-tiered storage by weaving vital data security
features into RDX storage solutions."
Secure Data Shuttling
Leveraging removable storage media (such as RDX media for
data transfer) reduces the time required to share data between environments or
to initially seed a cloud storage solution. With RDX Media Secure with CyberSafe
Pro Technology, 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.
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.
Imation RDX Media Secure is powered by Imation CyberSafe
Pro Technology, a security architecture that ensures the safety, privacy, and
control of digital content. CyberSafe Pro Technology integrates a combination of
encryption, identity and authentication, key management solutions and unified
security policies into storage solutions. Over the next several months, Imation
storage solutions from digital optical storage to backup solutions will be
enhanced with CyberSafe Technology.
- 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 RDX Media Secure is
faster and more secure than conventional ATA Secure Erase (a set of commands
embedded in most ATA hard drives), which can leave remnant data on the
- Application-agnostic 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 RDX
"Small and mid-sized businesses
rely on Backupworks.com to deliver a reliable, secure and cost-effective tiered
storage infrastructure, featuring best of breed media, software and backup and
archiving appliances," said Martin Suzman, VP
of operations at
secure, encrypted RDX media from Imation to our portfolio, we enable our
customers to leverage cloud storage by eliminating significant barriers to
adoption - time requirements and security concerns of transfer and recovery."