LSI(R) SandForce(R) Flash Storage Processors Simplify Data Security for
Corporate Mobile Computing
SandForce Driven(TM) Member SSD Demonstrations at Computex 2013 to Showcase
TCG Opal Compliant Drives and New Features for Optimizing Battery Life
TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- COMPUTEX 2013 -- LSI
Corporation (Nasdaq:LSI) today announced that LSI^® SandForce^® SF-2200 Client
Flash Storage Processors (FSPs) now enable SSD manufacturers to build drives
compliant with the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Opal specification.
Compliance with the Opal specification simplifies the deployment and
management of self-encrypting SSDs based on SandForce FSPs in corporate mobile
computing environments by promoting interoperability with popular encryption
and security management products, including those offered by Wave Systems and
Whether it is sensitive customer information, proprietary data or intellectual
property, a company's data is often its most valuable asset. If this data is
lost, stolen or accidentally exposed, organizations run the risk of lost
revenue, legal implications, and a tarnished reputation and brand. With
today's increasingly mobile workforce, the security of corporate data stored
in employees' mobile computing platforms such as laptops and Ultrabook™
systems is of critical concern for IT managers. Studies have found that 1 in
10 laptops will be stolen within the lifetime of the device, and this number
has been growing at a steady rate.^
"Businesses around the world have strong incentives to protect sensitive data
by converting notebook PCs to encrypted drives," said Jim Handy, SSD analyst
for Objective Analysis. "Meanwhile a growing number of IT managers are
adopting SSDs either to raise employee productivity or to extend the life of
corporate laptops. By introducing Opal compliant SandForce SSD controllers,
LSI is addressing both of these needs at once."
Companies are moving to SSDs in laptops to launch applications faster, reduce
boot times and extend battery life. However, concerns over cost-effective data
security and the complexity of deploying and managing self-encrypting drives
(SEDs) are slowing even wider adoption.
LSI SandForce FSPs automatically encrypt data-at-rest on SSDs used in laptops
and other corporate mobile computing platforms with the 256-bit Advanced
Encryption Standard (AES-256). Together with TCG Opal compliance, LSI
SandForce FSPs simplify the deployment and management of hardware-based,
self-encrypting SSDs in corporate environments while helping to make
government-grade data security accessible to businesses of all sizes.
Opal compliant SandForce Driven™ member SSDs offer:
*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
*Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) by eliminating the added expense and
time required to destroy and dispose of non-encrypted drives
*Enterprise-class flash performance, reliability and endurance provided
through LSI DuraClass™ technology
"The growth of corporate mobile computing, coupled with the rise in data
breaches and new compliance requirements, have driven companies of all sizes
to strengthen their data security," said Thad Omura, vice president of
marketing, Flash Components Division, LSI. "With the addition of Opal
compliance and new features for optimizing power consumption, LSI SandForce
FSPs make it easier than ever to deploy new corporate mobile computing
platforms without compromises in security, battery life or overall user
LSI will demonstrate Opal compliant SandForce Driven member SSDs at Computex
2013 taking place June 4-8 in Taipei, Taiwan. Product demonstrations will also
showcase DevSleep technology, a new power-savings feature for SF-2200 client
FSPs that enables up to a 400x reduction in SSD power consumption at idle,
helping to extend battery life in Ultrabook systems using the new Intel^®
DevSleep technology is critical to meeting the standby battery life duration
requirement of the Microsoft Windows 8 Connected Standby feature. Systems that
support Connected Standby must drain less than 5 percent of system battery
capacity over a 16-hour idle period. The feature helps to achieve the lower
power targets of mobile computing devices by allowing background tasks like
content updates to be performed while in standby, similar to a smartphone.
LSI product demonstrations at Computex will be available in Suite 1039 at the
Grand Hyatt. TCG Opal compliance for LSI SandForce FSPs is available to SSD
manufacturers via a free firmware update. DevSleep low-power state technology
is currently in production and is available on volume SandForce SF-2200
"Wave is the foremost expert on simple, cost-effective and trusted computing
solutions for protecting data for the increasingly mobile workforce. The
combination of Wave's security management and Opal compliant SandForce Driven
member SSDs greatly simplifies the management and deployment of SEDs, while
helping mitigate the costs associated with proving that a device was encrypted
when lost or stolen. Wave is unique in its support for every Opal 1 and Opal 2
compliant SED available on the market today and so clearly appreciates the
benefit of increased choice in drive selection, which the availability of
SandForce Driven member SSD brings to consumers."
Steven Sprague, CEO,Wave Systems Corp.
"WinMagic's SecureDoc provides security-conscious organizations around the
world with a best-in-class, centrally managed, easy-to-use data encryption
solution. As one of our Opal Technology Partners, we work closely with LSI
during the design, development and testing phases.This enables us to better
and seamlessly support many of the SEDs in the market that leverage LSI
SandForce FSP technology."
Garry McCracken, Vice President of Technology Partnerships, WinMagic, Inc.
For more information on LSI SandForce FSPs, visit: www.lsi.com/sandforce.
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 Ponemon Institute, "The Billion Dollar Lost Laptop Problem," April 2010.
 Ponemon Institute, "The TCO of Software vs. Hardware-based Full Disk
Encryption," April 2013.
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