Author: 
Ian Barker
BetaNews
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

To help companies keep their information safe, storage specialist SanDisk is launching the company's first self-encrypting solid state drive. The X300s SSD uses an AES 256-bit FIPS 197 certified hardware crypto engine to enable full-disk encryption with minimal performance penalty. It's built to be compatible with TCG Opal 2.0 and Microsoft Encrypted Hard Drive technologies and is compliant with key security specifications including IEEE 1667. It also has a new admin dashboard to make audit and compliance management easier.

The drive also comes with a coupon code for a free download of Wave EMBASSY Security Centerto deliver local management. You also get a free 30-day trial of Wave Cloud 2014 which allows an administrator to remotely set up and manage several self-encrypting drives.