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Protect critical business data with self-encrypting drives

In recent years, the number of leaks, thefts and losses of confidential information has increased considerably in companies and individuals. International regulations, such as the data protection-focused EU GDPR, have set up a system of fines to penalize negligent data loss. Many organizations have therefore sought to effectively secure their day-to-day business data. This data plays a crucial role at the heart of any business. It is therefore essential to protect them effectively against threats and avoid legal and financial consequences.

Implementing Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs) to protect data with AES 256-bit hardware encryption has quickly become the answer to the increasingly frequent leaks of sensitive data due to theft or loss of tablets, desktop PCs or laptops, containing confidential information about the company, its partners and its customers.

Kingston Opal Drive: Security without compromising performance

UV500 Stylized

Kingston Technology’s UV500 drive incorporates 3D NAND flash components and adopts the TCG Opal 2.0 standard with AES 256-bit encryption. It meets the requirements of customers who want to strengthen the security of their client system. The various form factors offered offer great implementation flexibility, including 2.5 inch, M.2 and mSATA solutions for desktops, small form factor PCs, laptops and tablets.

As a security solution, the UV500 enables IT departments to protect corporate data, whether its IP records, employee or customer data, or other sensitive data stored on its laptops or fixed PCs.

Why Choose TCG Opal?

The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) OPAL specification is a standard for creating and managing interoperable SED disks that help protect data “in transit” or “at rest” from loss, theft, reconversion, or related at the end of the life of the discs.

Easy to deploy, use and manage, Kingston’s TCG Opal drives offer many benefits for any business.

3D NAND performance

Built with the latest technologies and incorporating state-of-the-art hardware encryption, these drives can operate at maximum throughput with negligible impact on system performance, unlike software encryption.

Encrypted SSD

Opal is a proven data privacy standard. It provides organizations with hardware-based encryption that is the most effective solution to block unauthorized use. The various form factors support 2.5 inch, M.2 and mSATA solutions. This GDPR-compliant equipment brings a proven advantage to ensure business compliance.

Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

Reduce the risk of data theft compared to traditional hard drives that are not protected or secured. Simple to deploy, they complement security solutions offered by independent software vendors such as WinMagic, Symantec, McAfee, Sophos and others.


More robust security

Encryption is always enabled and cannot be disabled. Disk access without authentication is impossible. Encryption keys are created on disk and never leave.

Lower total cost of ownership (TCO)

No complex infrastructure required to administer encryption keys, no changes needed in the operating system, no tools or software required. Lower costs compared to software encryption.

All the benefits of TCG Opal 2.0

Compatibility between Kingston’s UV500 drive and solutions from leading TCG Opal ISVs like WinMagic, Symantec, McAfee, Sophos and others allows for simple deployment and easy administration.
Features include:

  • Assigning users to specific systems, administering users, allowing user access to be revoked and passwords to be reset
  • Programmable policy-based security enforcement ensuring a seamless user experience.
  • System and user management with Active Directory integration or other method.
  • Revert Utility allows the administrator/security officer to completely and quickly erase the contents of the target computer’s boot disk, thereby restoring its default settings.




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