WD SSD uses Mobile Security feature to unlock


Western Digital, which is into the manufacturing of data storage products, has introduced a new SSD card to the world that will use mobile biometrics to get unlocked. That’s to ensure that the data stored on the Solid State Drives(SSD) safe and secure from prying eyes in the event of theft or accidental loss.

Western Digital says that its ArmorLock Security Platform will be deployed in the G-Technology ArmorLock encrypted NVMe SSDs and a mobile app will be offered to the customers to help safeguard their information on the drive.

Although the American technology company is offering the technology to safeguard data in the entertainment industry, it is also offering it to other industries.

As Cybercrime seems to be ever-perpetuating, ArmorLock is aimed to protect sensitive materials from cybercriminals by cutting down illegitimate access. The SSD software is developed in such a way that the security features are leveraged into the mobile phone of the user in a sophisticated way and the user can only access the data stored on the SSD after their login into the workstation or their mobile phone.

The ArmorLock NVMe SSD is protected by a 256-bit AES XTS Hardware encryption and is embedded with a tracker that lets the user know the location of the drive.

It’s aimed at moving sensitive files on transit and needs security permission for allowing the drive to open up the data to the user at any given point.

“As data and digital assets are becoming a competitive advantage for customers, the business world needs technology that enables data privacy without hampering the data availability in the event of data breaches”, says Jim Welsh, Product GM, Western Digital.

Western Digital ArmorLock SSD will be available at $599 for a 2TB model and the ArmorLock app is free to be downloaded on Apple iOS and Android mobile phones.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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