THE US National Security Agency is currently testing Secure Systems’ security hardware device Silicon Data Vault (SDV) for use by the US military.
The uniqueness of the Perth-based business’s product was recognised with a win in the innovation category at the recent Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunications Awards (WAIITA).
According to Secure Systems vice president of strategic development and marketing, Paquita Sutherland, the SDV provides unique multi-layered security for computer users.
“Our device has a number of layers of security. To gain access to the hard disk drive there needs to be authentication of the SDV, it needs to have a password,” Ms Sutherland said.
“Most other products rely on the operating system to be present but if that is present it is easy to override it or to hack into it. The SDV authenticates pre-boot.
“Everything stored on the hard disk drive is encrypted. All the files and all the data is encrypted so that even if someone manages to hack in there is nothing there for them to understand.”
The company has developed a notebook computer version that will be officially launched at the Sydney’s CeBIT exhibition in May.
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