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COMMANDER 3F Secure Encrypted Ruggedized Desktop Mobile Hard Drive with USB 3 and FireWire 800 Ports

Commander 3FCOMMANDER 3F

Secure Encrypted Ruggedized Desktop Mobile Hard Drive with USB 3 and FireWire 800 Ports

Commander line is the world’s most technologically advanced real-time, hardware encrypted external hard drives in the market today.

Designed, engineered, integrated, and assembled in the United States to satisfy the requirements of demanding security concerned professionals and governments, the Commander line can support  a Solid State Drive “SSD” or a fast SATA high-capacity 3.5″ hard drive, and has a uniquely stylish and ruggedized design that will complement any desktop. It features ~1.5 Lb of recycled aluminum case that can be conveniently stacked or mounted vertically. With its built-in power supply and fan-less and quiet operation, the Commander can be easily moved from one desktop environment to another using the provided carrying case. The Commander is compatible with both Windows and Macintosh environments without any software installations.

The Commander external hard drives deliver extraordinary performance, rapid file transfer speeds (up to 5,000 Mbits/s), and proven reliability for both Mac and PC users. And because it provides up to 3TB single hard drive, one of the first of its kind, this device is one of the most, if not the most, versatile portable external drives in the world.

The Commander 3F series is made with more than ~1.5 Lb (~0.75 Kg) of recycled aluminum, making this enclosure both ruggedized and durable.Commander 3F An exclusive shock-absorbing mechanism (patent pending) is built into the enclosure. Its function is to keep the hard drive suspended within the casing, while dissipating the heat produced by the hard drive. The Commander line is designed this way to allow peak performance while operating at an optimal temperature.

The built-in power supply offers the user added convenience by eliminating the need to carry nonstandard and sometimes hefty adaptors and cables that are normally required to power typical hard drives. The power supply contained in the Commander line is Auto-Switchable 240VA/100VA (will work internationally) and uses any standard computer cable, no matter what country you are in.  In addition, due to the heat dissipating automatically through the enclosure, there is no fan installed, which makes the device virtually silent while it is operating.

FIPS InsideOne of the most secure and cutting-edge hardware-based encryption chipsets is integrated into the internal circuitry of the Commander lines. The cryptographic encryption module contains features such as Advanced Encryption Standard Algorithm AES-256 bit key strength, and real-time encryption so that there is virtually zero time in encrypting and decrypting the data. While in either CBC or ECB modes, the encryption chipset bears certifications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and FIPS Level 2 for a Cryptographic Module. The Commander is authenticated by a digital key token, which is inserted for authentication, and removed soon after the device is authenticated, and then ready for secure data transfer.

Rocsecure’s line of encrypted drives offers the technologies you need to keep your data secure and safe.

COMMANDER 3F

Secure Encrypted Ruggedized Desktop Mobile Hard Drive with USB 3 and FireWire 800 Ports

Encryption Features:

  • Advanced Encryption Standard Algorithm AES-256 bit key strength
  • Real-time encryption (virtually zero time in encrypting and decrypting the data)
  • Hardware encryption (not software imbedded in a chip)
  • CBC or ECB modes
  • The cryptographic engine is NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) of USA and CSE (Communications Security Establishment) of Canada certified hardware AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) algorithm.
  • FIPS (US Federal Information Processing Standard) 140-2 Cryptographic Engine validated (FIPS Inside)
  • Authentication: Secure key token
  • No software or GUI involved or required installation (for encryption or authentication)
FIPS Inside The National Institute of Standards and Technology of the United States of America The Communications Security Establishment of the Government of Canada
  • Desktop and portable external storage drive
  • Ruggedized aluminum casing
  • Built-in power supply
  • Carrying case included
  • Incorporates SATA hard drive
  • USB and FireWire connections
  • Speeds up to 5,000 Megabytes per second
  • Enhanced with new shock-absorbents mechanism (patent in progress)
  • Compatible with both Windows and Macintosh environments
  • Power: Auto-Switchable 240VA/100VA international use
  • Direct (AC) plug in to electricity (no bulky adaptor required)
  • Includes all necessary cables

Specifications:

Capacities: 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB
Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm
Interface: Supper Speed USB 3.0 (2.0 compatible) and FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 compatible) via a standard FW800 to FW400 (9 pin to 6 pin) cable or adaptor
Transfer Rates: USB 3.0 up to 5,000Mbit/s (USB 2.0 up to 480Mbit/s) and FireWire 800 up to 800Mbit/s (FireWire 400 up to 400Mbit/s)
Dimension: ~8.62 x 5.98 x 1.65 (with legs 1.78) inches, or ~21.9 x 15.2 x 4.2 (with legs 4.5) cm
Weight:  ~ 3.25 Lbs (1.47 Kg) (with hard drive installed)
Color: Black

System Requirements:

Mac or PC Computers: USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 or FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 port(s)
Apple: PowerPC or Intel processor
PC: 266MHz or faster Intel or equivalent processor
Recommended Memory: 1GB RAM

Operating System Requirements:

Apple: Mac OS 10.5 or later
PC: Microsoft, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7-8
Power Requirements: Built-in power supply (International 220-110V) (no adaptors required)
Direct connection to electricity via a standard (computer) power cable

COMMANDER 3F

Secure Encrypted Ruggedized Desktop Mobile Hard Drive with USB 3 and FireWire 800 Ports

Technical Specifications

Capacity: 1TB 1.5TB 2TB 3TB 4TB
Part numbers:
Commander 3F7 (ECB mode)

C233P2-E2

C233R2-E2

C233S2-E2

C233N2-E2

C233Q2-E2
Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm 7200 rpm 7200 rpm 7200 rpm 7200 rpm
Interface: USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) and FireWire 800 (FW400 with optional cable or small adaptor)
Transfer rate: USB 3.0 up to 5,000Mbit/s, (USB 2.0 up to 480Mbit/s,) and FireWire 800 up to 800Mbit/s (FireWire 400 up to 400Mbit/s)
Encryption:
  • AES-256 bit key strength
  • Real-time encryption
  • Hardware Encryption (Not software imbedded in a chip)
  • CBC or ECB modes
  • Cryptographic engine: NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) of USA and CSE (Communications Security Establishment) of Canada certified hardware AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) algorithm.
  • FIPS (US Federal Information Processing Standard) 140-2 Cryptographic Engine validated (FIPS Inside)
  • Authentication: Secure Key-token
  • No software or GUI involved or required installation (for Encryption or Authentication)
Connectors:

USB 3. port and FireWire 800
Standard AC power input
Key-Token ports

Dimensions(HxWxD): ~8.62 x 5.98 x 1.65 (with legs 1.78) inches or ~21.9 x 15.2 x 4.2 (with legs 4.5) cm
Weight:

~3.25 Lbs (~1.47 Kg) (with hard drive installed)

Color: Black
System Requirements: Mac or PC computers USB 3.0 (or USB 2.0) or FireWire 800 (or FireWire400) port(s)
Mac: PowerPC or Intel Core Duo processor
PC: 266Mhz or faster Intel or equivalent processor
OS Requirements: Mac: PowerPC or Intel processor running Mac OS 10.5 or later
PC: Microsoft® Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7-8
Recommended memory: 512MB RAM
Power requirement: Built-in Power Supply (220-110V) Direct connection to electricity (No Adapters required)
Warranty: 2 year limited warranty
2 year unlimited toll-free telephone tech support
Contents:

External hard disk drive
Carrying case  
Quick installation manual
USB cable
FireWire 800 Cable
Standard Power Cable (North America otherwise stated)
3x Digital Secure keys (Key-tokens)

Specifications and appearance are given as guidelines and may change without notice.
Capacity Disclaimer:
Actual accessible hard drive capacity will indicate up to 10% lower than stated under different Operating Systems and formatting. Therefore, a 500GB capacity drive will show up as a 450GB drive (approximately.)
* Benchmarked with Intech Bench Test v3.5. Drive capacity might vary depending on Mac or PC format.

COMMANDER 3F Series

Secure Encrypted Ruggedized Desktop Mobile Hard Drive with USB 3 and FireWire 800 Ports

Encryption Technology

One of the most secure and cutting-edge hardware-based encryption chipsets is integrated into the internal circuitry of the Commander lines. The chipset contains features such as Advanced Encryption Standard Algorithm AES-256 bit key strength, and real-time encryption so that there is virtually zero time in encrypting and decrypting the data. While in either CBC or ECB modes, the encryption chipset bears certifications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and FIPS Level 2 for a Cryptographic Module. The Commander is authenticated by a digital key token, which is inserted for authentication, and removed soon after the device is authenticated, and then ready for secure data transfer.

FIPS Inside The National Institute of Standards and Technology of the United States of America The Communications Security Establishment of the Government of Canada

How Does Commander Encrypted External Hard Drives Protect Your Data?

Q: What security technology does Commander external hard drives adopt?

A: Several security schemes are popularly employed to protect data, including:

  • Password security without hardware encryption - This basic OS/software solution blocks unauthorized data access by requiring a password. While this may be adequate for a coffee break, this form of security is very easy to bypass.
  • Biometric security without hardware encryption - This form of security requires a combination of a unique physical characteristic, such as a fingerprint, retinal scan, or vocal signature. While more secure than simple password security, it can be circumvented too, leaving unencrypted data at risk. Biometric security also requires a substantial hardware investment and additional administrative burden.
  • Hardware security—Hardware security is by far the most thorough, cost-effective, and easily implemented form of advanced security.

Rocsecure—Commander external drives use hardware-based security, performed by eNova’s X-Wall MX, to provide reliable security for your stored data. Every bit and byte on the hard drive is strongly encrypted by AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). There is no possibility that clear text will remain on the hard drive.

Q: What is hardware-based encryption?

A: Encryption is a sophisticated mathematical calculation (or algorithm) combining a “secret key” and clear text. The resulting “cipher text” is an unreadable code that can only be decrypted with the original “secret key.” The hardware encryption, performed by eNova X-Wall microchip, delivers significant performance improvement over software encryption, works with every operating system found today, and requires no additional training to use. This encryption methodology protects your valuable data with minimum Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Q: How does encryption function?

A: X-Wall MX sits between the PCI Bridge and the device on the SATA interface. It intercepts, interprets, translates, and relays real-time commands and data to and from the disk drives, encrypting the data with AES-256 bit key strength. The following illustration best describes how the security chipset functions.

Q: What is the secure key and why use it?

A: The secure key (or digital key or key token) is a physical key that contains the “secret key” necessary for encryption and decryption operations. The hard drive must be partitioned and formatted using the secure key the first time the hard drive is used. When complete, the entire content of the hard drive is associated with the unique secure key. Only a secure key containing the identical “secret key” can be used for authentication and decryption of the hard drive at power up.

Q: Do I need to establish a separate “encrypted folder” under file directory as required by some software solutions?

A: No. Everything you write to the disk drive is automatically strongly encrypted. There is no need to establish a separate “encrypted folder.”

Q: Does X-Wall MX increase the original file size after encryption?

A: No. AES is a complicated mathematical algorithm that computes the original data with 128 or 256 bit key length. Regardless of the size of the encryption key, the size of data file after encryption remains unchanged.

Q: Are Commander encrypted drives compatible with all disk drive types?

A: Commander encrypted hard drives are compatible with Ultra SATA/eSATA compliant disk drives in real-time performance.

Q: Can Commander external drives work with any operating system?

A: Commander external drives require no device drivers and are independent from all operating systems. A host controller with a USB/SATA mass storage driver typically provided by the OS is required. The only requirement is an Ultra SATA/eSATA compliant disk drive.

Q: How do I know my Commander encrypted external drives are really secured?

A: The AES hardware engine utilized by X-Wall MX has been validated by FIPS (US Federal Information Processing Standard) 140-2 Level 3 Cryptographic Engine for Physical Security and certified by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) of USA and CSE (Communications Security Establishment) of Canada certified hardware AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) algorithm. To review these certificates, visit the following NIST web links: http://www.enovatech.net/resources/aes_no60.htm#a. These hardware algorithms are certified to provide reliable security; at full strength, it is virtually impossible to access the encrypted data by guessing or deriving the right AES key. Because everything on the disk is encrypted, your data is safe even if attackers try to boot from their own disk, or to move your disk to an unprotected machine.

Q: Can I remove the secure key while my PC is on?

A: Yes, you can remove the secure key for safekeeping after your operating system has fully loaded. Remember that the secure key must be used again the next time you power up your system. Note: The above X-WALL product information is property of eNova and is provided for informational purposes only; eNova retains copyright and ownership of all provided material regarding the eNova X-WALL MX.

Product Overview
The X-Wall MX family ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) is the 7th generation of X-Wall Technology. It is engineered specifically to encrypt/decrypt entire SATA hard drive including boot sector and operating system in real-time performance. The cryptographic engine of the X-Wall MX is NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) of USA and CSE (Communications Security Establishment) of Canada certified hardware AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) algorithm.

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How does it work?
X-Wall MX, an SATA to SATA cryptographic bridge chip, sits right in between host SATA and the device SATA hard drive, encrypting entire SATA drive with wire speed performance while providing up to 256-bit AES hardware strength.
System performance with X-Wall MX engaged is unaffected. X-Wall MX can be operated with SATA1.0a & 2.0 compliant disk drives with a sustained throughput of 150MB/sec. The performance-optimized AES hardware engine performs all encryption and decryption. There are no extra software components, eliminating entirely the memory and interrupt overheads.

X-Wall MX requires no device driver and is independent from and invisible to all known Operating Systems including embedded OS. As long as the drive is SATA1.0a & 2.0 compliant, X-Wall MX will work in the system. Once authenticated, its operation is completely transparent to all users. There is no complex GUI involved therefore your regular computing behavior is unchanged.

Key Management
Commander Key Management with X-Wall M includes PIN/Password through Pre-boot authentication a USB type external key token.

Key Benefits

  • Offers wire speed performance at sustained 150MB/sec on all encryption strengths
  • Operating System independent (No software installations required)
  • FIPS (US Federal Information Processing Standard) 140-2 Level 3 Cryptographic Engine validated for Physical Security
  • Provides iron-clad security through hardware-based NIST & CSE certified cryptographic AES engine
  • Simplify engineering design for security targets

As the entire SATA hard drive is encrypted, there is no possibility of any secret being left unprotected on the drive, including password and "Secret Key." In an X-Wall MX protected system (drive), there is no simple way to read the data without the right "Secret Key." Only YOU have the right Key to unlock your data.

The X-Wall MX technology is compatible with all system designs incorporating SATA hard drive technologies

Features

  • Power-On-Self-Test (POST) ability to ensure product reliability
  • Versatile Key Management through either serial interface or built-in API (Application Programming Interface)
  • 100% hardware AES (ECB mode) cryptographic engine producing a sustained 150MB/sec wire speed performance
  • 80-pin TQFP small form factor
  • RoHS & Lead-free compliant
  • Very low power consumption at less than 350mW at 1.8V under constant burst mode

System Requirement

  • All Microsoft Windows Operating Systems
  • Linux OS with SATA support
  • All embedded OS with SATA support
  • SATA1.0a & 2.0 compliant hard drive

COMMANDER 3F

Secure Encrypted Ruggedized Desktop Mobile Hard Drive with USB 3 and FireWire 800 Ports

Enclosure Design

How Does the Commander 3.5” Desktop Enclosures Design Help Protect Your Hard Drive?

The Blazer is made with more than 1.5 Lb (~0.75 Kg) of recycled aluminum, making this enclosure both ruggedized and durable. An exclusive shock-absorbing mechanism (patent pending) is built into the enclosure. Its function is to keep the hard drive suspended within the casing while dissipating the heat produced by the hard drive. The Blazer line is designed this way to allow peak performance while operating at an optimal temperature.

COMMANDER 3F

Secure Encrypted Ruggedized Desktop Mobile Hard Drive with USB 3 and FireWire 800 Ports

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COMMANDER 3F

Secure Encrypted Ruggedized Desktop Mobile Hard Drive with USB 3 and FireWire 800 Ports
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