Last updated on December 8th, 2022 at 02:45 pm
Compliance with these standards is mandatory for sale to US government agencies.
Novachips announced that it had received the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 certification for its Scalar and Express SSDs with SATA and PCIe interfaces, respectively. The FIPS 140-2 standard is used to certify cryptographic algorithms and modules. Compliance with these standards is mandatory for sale to US government agencies.
Novachips SSDs up to 8TB FIPS-140-2 certified
To obtain certification, Novachips implemented all the necessary cryptographic algorithms and security features for its own NVS3800 controller without using any third-party components. This single controller architecture is said to reduce power consumption and provide the ability to immediately deny access to data without any latency by destroying the key.
What’s more, unlike most other secure SSDs, encryption in Novachips SSDs is independent of TPM, TCG, or OPAL. Instead, the Novachips SSD provides data security through the use of AES-256 XTS hardware encryption and key management methods that use standard ATA or NVM commands. According to the manufacturer, these methods provide “superior and flexible solutions for mission-critical defense projects as well as commercial enterprise environments and do not require any third-party software.”