Seagate Storage Devices Achieve Common Criteria Certification for GDPR Security

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Today Seagate announced that it has achieved Common Criteria (CC) certification across a broad portfolio of its Hard Disc Drives and SSDs, expanding on its existing Seagate Secure Certified Service Level.

Seagate remains committed to certified hardware security solutions and is proud to have worked with the international community for several years to develop the FDE Protection Profiles. We’re excited to now bring Common Criteria certified products to the market to meet our customer’s data security and data privacy requirements, as well as regional and international regulations,” said Monty Forehand, Product Security Officer at Seagate.

Following a multi-year process, Seagate has confirmed its CC accreditation, providing compliance to an international standard. Seagate holds FIPS 140-2 validation within its HDD and SSD portfolio, required by law for information security products in the U.S. and Canada, with current partial recognition in other countries. NIAP (CC) certifications are mutually recognized by 28 member nations under the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) and certify that a product meets a foundational level of protection which users (countries) can build upon with additional requirements that would make them more suitable for sensitive environments.

Seagate is now able to readily meet stringent acquisition requirements and extend its certified security product expertise beyond North America and across the globe. The Seagate Secure Products, including the Nytro, Exos, and Barracuda portfolio, along with this certification also now ensure all solutions meet stringent data privacy laws and regulations, including HIPAA and GDPR, set to be enforced on May 25, 2018.

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