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The ROCSERVE 4RMe Secure Encrypted Tower RAID Syste

The ROCSERVE 4RMe

Secure Encrypted Rack Mount RAID System

ROCSERVE 4RMe The Rocserve, a highly-secure encrypted RAID system is available in 1U rack mount models with up to 8 Terabytes of disk storage.  The drives are Hot-Swappable, with transfer speeds of 3 Gbits/s to and from the host. THE Rocserve is also compatible with both Windows® and Macintosh® Operating Systems.

4Bay, 1U Rack Mount, eSATA secure RAID System, with Real-Time Hardware AES-256 bit Encryption.

Unsurpassed Value: Most cost-effective encrypted SATA II RAID subsystem.

Application Flexibility: Extends useful life by adapting to future IT requirements.

Easy Installation, Upgrade & Maintenance: Provides a fast and easy way to install and upgrade encrypted storage. Simplified maintenance reduces ongoing IT labor costs.

Exceptional Manageability: Graphic User Interface (GUI) allows remote management and configuration. Menu-driven interface ensures a convenient way to maintain storage through a user-friendly LCD front console.

Green Power Thinking: Saves power by use of “MAID” (Massive Arrays of Idle Disks) technology.

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)

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  • Raid sub-system external storage drive
  • Ruggedized aluminum casing
  • Built-in power supply
  • Incorporates SATA hard drive
  • eSATA port
  • Speeds up to 3,000 Megabytes per second
  • 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

Features:

  • eSATA (3 Gbits/s) single host interface.
  • Up to 12 TB of storage.
  • Supports hot spare and automatic hot rebuild.
  • Allows online capacity expansion within the enclosure.
  • Supports password protection.
  • Built-in serial port interface for remote event notification.
  • Transparent data protection for all popular operating systems.
  • Real-time full RAID subsystem encryption without performance degradation to safeguard the data.
  • Secure RAID is also protected by a unique key for additional security.

 

The ROCSERVE 4RMe

Secure Encrypted Rack Mount RAID System

Technical Specifications

capacity: 4TB 6TB 8TB 12TB
part number: J401Q2-56 J401T2-56 J401U2-56 J401W4-56
Model Secure Raid 4 bay series   
RAID Processor 400 MHz storage I/O processor
Encryption processor    
  • 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)
RAID level  0, 1, 3, 5, 1+0
No. of channels (host + drive) 1 + 4
Hot bus interface eSATA  
Drive bus interface

SATA II (Up to 3.0 Gbits/s)

Data transfer rate Up to 3.0 Gbits/s (SATA II)
Hot-swap drive trays  Four (4) 1-inch trays
Cooling fans  

1

Password protection  Yes
Audible alarm    Yes
Failed drive indicators    Yes
Failed drive auto rebuild Yes
Online consistency check Yes
Online expansion  Yes
Array Roaming  Yes
Online RAID level / stripe size migration Yes
Instant availability and background initialization Yes
Environment monitor Yes
Auto spare support Yes
Bad block auto-remapping  Yes
Remote management   Yes
MAID support Yes
Over 2TB support 

Windows 2000/SP3, XP/SP1 or later, Vista
Mac OS or later, Linux (kernel 2.6 or later)

Power supply 

220W w/ PFC

Power requirements

AC 90V ~ 264V full range, 5A ~ 3A, 60Hz ~ 50Hz

Environmental Relative Humidity

20% ~ 85% Non-condensing

  Operating Temp 

10C ~ 40C (50F ~ 104F)  

Physical Dimensions 1.75(H) x 19.15(W) x 22.4(D) inches
44.4(H) x 486.4(W) x 569(D) mm
Weight Rocserve 4RTe -17.5 lb (8.0kg) or 23.5lb (10Kg) w/ 4 HDD’s
Rocserve 4RMe-16.8lb (7.6kg) or 21.2lb (9.6Kg) w/ 4 HDD’s
 

The ROCSERVE 4RMe

Secure Encrypted Rack Mount RAID System

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The ROCSERVE 4RMe

Secure Encrypted Rack Mount RAID System
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Secure Encrypted Ruggedized Desktop/Mobile Hard Drive with USB 3.0 Port

Encryption Technology

One of the most secure and cutting-edge hardware-based encryption chipsets is integrated into the internal circuitry of the Rocserve 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 Rocserve 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.

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How Does Rocserve Encrypted External Hard Drives Protect Your Data?

Q: What security technology does Rocserve 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—Rocserve external drives use hardware-based security, 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, 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: The microchip 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 Rocserve encrypted drives compatible with all disk drive types?
A: Rocserve encrypted hard drives are compatible with Ultra SATA/eSATA compliant disk drives in real-time performance.

Q: Can Rocserve external drives work with any operating system?
A: Rocserve 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 Rocserve 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.
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.

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

Rocserve 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