by Josh Shaman

LSI Announces SandForce SF-2200 TCG Opal Compliance

LSI is announcing that their SandForce SF-2200 client Flash Storage Processors (FSPs) now meet standards that enable SSD manufacturers to build drives that comply with the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Opal specification, a specification designed for self-encrypting SSDs that simplifies deployment and management. The SandForce FSPs often found in corporate mobile computing meet the spec by promoting interoperability with popular encryption and security management products such as those offered by Wave Systems and WinMagic. This news from LSI comes as more and more organizations worry about the increase in mobile/remote work that can put corporate data at risk.

SandForce FSP Specifications

  • Simplified deployment and management of self-encrypting SSD solutions
  • Tested interoperability with popular encryption tools
  • AES-256 automatic encryption protection
  • Up to a 75 percent cost savings over software-based encryption solutions
  • Reduced TCO by eliminating expense and time required to destroy and dispose of non-encrypted drives
  • Enterprise-class flash performance, reliability and endurance provided through LSI DuraClass technology

At the same time, many organizations are transitioning from HDDs to SSDs for the obvious gains in performance and battery life. Yet, these organizations also require simple deployment and management. LSI SandForce FSPs automatically encrypt data-at-rest on SSDs using AES 256-bit encryption, which in conjunction with their TCG Opal compliance helps to achieve the goal of securing data and reducing power consumption.

On top of these security features, DevSleep technology assists in reducing power consumption - which is significant for mobile business. The technology helps systems to drain under 5% of the system's battery capacity over a 16-hour idle period to meet the Microsoft Windows 8 Connected Standby feature requirements.

LSI SandForce FSPs

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