The value of SEDs

Secure but expensive. That’s been the traditional spin on Self Encrypting Drives (SEDs). That however, is changing and quickly. As markets mature and availability increases, we’re seeing more and more vendors bringing a broader range of SEDs to market and cost parity with traditional drives is becoming a reality.

We’ve talked a lot about SEDs here and we’ll continue to do so. Why would a software-based encryption vendor be so supportive of SEDs? Because they’re part of the data at rest security ecosystem and just because it’s hardware-based encryption doesn’t mean we don’t or won’t support it. Quite the contrary, SEDs are a fundamental part of the support we offer from a centralized management perspective and that isn’t going to change anytime soon.

They’re so important and significant, that we are a contributing member of the TCG with a specific focus on the Opal specification. To that end, this week we’ll be making an announcement about the importance of SEDs offering quantitative data to support the value they provide to organizations and why they aren’t something to overlook.

Come back Thursday to find out more, we’re pretty sure you’ll find the results and industry support for the data we release pretty compelling.

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