Self-Encrypting Drive Sales Up

By: Absolute Team | 2/18/2011

Seagate, manufacturer of one brand of self-encrypting drives (SEDs) for laptops and enterprise hard drives, has announced that they have now shipped more than 1 million SEDs. This milestone shows the growth in the SED market, but more importantly the shift in enterprise security towards more secure models of encryption.

SEDs are not mainstream yet, but it's a promising trend to see companies being more proactive about their computer security - vaccinating, as we recently talked about. SEDs are based on technology that encrypts the drive itself, rather than other components of the PC. This means the content of the SED is always encrypted, including the encryption keys. We recently launched Absolute Secure Drive to help IT administrators easily configure and set up each SED.

Have you made the move to SEDs yet? If not, what's holding you back?

Via CSO Online

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