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Ciphertex Clients Will Not Settle for Anything Less than 100% Data Integrity and Data Security

CIPHERTEX DATA SECURITY PRODUCTS:  Our products have time and again been proven to increase productivity and minimize threats to company data for our most discriminating clients. With clients like those shown above trusting their data to Ciphertex, you know with confidence that you can, too.

CIPHERTEX PRODUCTS:  Our products are known for utilizing forefront encryption methods, while maximizing read/write performance.

CIPHERTEX DATA SECURITY CREATES TOTALLY SECURE SOLUTIONS: From concept to reality; from engineering to manufacturing; from our facility to yours; our end-to-end process ensures the utmost quality at every step.

CIPHERTEX ENGINEERING: Ciphertex Data Security’s end-to-end solutions include engineering our products to maintain full control of the complete manufacturing process.

CIPHERTEX DESIGN: All of Ciphertex products are innovatively designed in-house to meet the ever changing needs of the marketplace.

CIPHERTEX DATA SOLUTIONS: Enabling our clients to succeed by employing our all-in-one portable, encrypted, high-performance, high-capacity, storage systems.

CIPHERTEX SOFTWARE:  Our software delivers encryption accelerated to be as fast as non-encrypted competitors’ products.

CIPHERTEX BIG DATA TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS:  We Provide our clients with the ability to transport large data sets between data centers 5-to-20 times faster than the cloud.

CIPHERTEX ASSURANCE: Be assured that your data is secure and safe. It generally costs 10 times more to recover data after a loss than to protect it in the first place. Ciphertex Data Security is the best protection money can buy.

CIPHERTEX CUSTOM SOLUTIONS: Can’t find what you need? Ciphertex will custom design, engineer and build it for you to meet your specific and special needs.

CIPHERTEX ACCESSIBILITY SOLUTIONS: Ciphertex lightweight and portable product design is an ideal storage construction for people with disabilities.

ENCRYPTION SECURITY

Designed for optimum performance, Ciphertex AES-256 bit encryption is trusted by organizations in a vast array government and commercial sectors that require the most advanced, most secure encryption technology.

SECURE PROCESSING POWER

Our proprietary technology accelerates and strengthens encryption/decryption for robust, totally protected data storage. Unique to Ciphertex, our encryption technique experiences virtually zero performance delays while encrypting your data, thereby simultaneously providing peace-of-mind security and maximum performance.

DESIGNED FOR PORTABILITY

Uniquely rugged and portable, our products are environmentally tested to withstand the most extreme conditions imaginable. The durable chassis can withstand a myriad of high-stress environments, including depressurization and violent vibration. Ciphertex portable products will go wherever you need them to go, whenever you need them to be there.

RAID

Delivering redundancy for optimal performance and protection, Ciphertex storage products are easily configured to the RAID level of your choice.

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CIPHERTEX STORAGE SYSTEMS

  • Single-drive – Connectivity of one computer directly to a single external storage device via USB 3.0 interface
  • RAID Ranger – Connectivity of one computer directly to multiple drives via a USB 3.0 or an eSATA interface
  • RAID Thunderbolt – Connectivity of one computer directly to multiple external drives using Thunderbolt 2 interconnect technology.
  • Portable NAS Server – Connectivity of a network of computers to multiple drives via one or more of many optional industry standard network infrastructures
  • Rackmount Server – High-density network storage, available with the performance of NVMe SSD drives. Comes with Ciphertex SDS software preloaded and configured

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DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS

Data Storage Systems allow multiple drives to be combined into shared-storage. There are three main categories of Data Storage Systems:

1. DAS, DIRECT ATTACHED STORAGE (Single Drive, Ranger-E and -EX, Ranger SAS, Thunderbolt)

Single-system DAS products allow drives to connect to a single computer via USB, eSATA, SAS, or Thunderbolt connection. Our external drives and portable Ranger RAID systems (excluding Thunderbolt and Ranger SAS) come with hardware AES 256-bit Encryption via USB Encryption tokens.

2. NAS, NETWORK ATTACHED STORAGE (SecureNAS®, Rackmount Servers).

NAS systems allow multiple computers access to the same shared-storage over an Ethernet or wireless network connection by attaching the NAS to a router via the standard RJ-45 Ethernet connection (1 Gb/e, 10Gb/e).
Since multiple users from multiple computers can access the stored data at once, NAS servers provide a simple and relatively inexpensive way to add more storage to your network. And easy deployment with multiple file systems makes NAS servers a popular storage solution for businesses of all sizes. Additionally, are NAS servers employ 10 Gbe, for high link speed with a low latency. 10 Gbe brings faster performance, simplified data transport, and unified workflows.

3. STAND ALONE SERVER

Our stand alone rackmount servers are available with NVMe technology, which removes the legacy bottleneck of SATA and SAS drive protocols. NVMe memory connects directly to the server’s PCIe bus allowing for exceptionally high IOPs and many times the data throughput of legacy technologies.

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DATA BACKUP/RESTORE ESSENTIALS

  • Delegate well defined roles and responsibilities to ensure accountability.
  • Thoroughly train those individuals designated in responsible roles.
  • Establish both offsite and onsite backup storage locations.
  • Create detailed documentation for orderly and efficient data backup and restore operations.
  • Regularly test the restoration of backed up data.
  • Have a well documented business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) contingency plan in place.

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RAID PROTECTION

Disk failures are an unavoidable reality. In addition to employing only high-performance, enterprise class drives, you can configure your Ciphertex server to a Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) protection level in order to avoid the loss of your valuable data. RAID is the storage technology that combines multiple disk drives into a logical unit. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several methods which are described  as “RAID levels.” The RAID level choice is made based upon the degree of redundancy and performance required. All Ciphertex multi-drive units come configured to the RAID level of your choice.

  • RAID 0/ZFS STRIPE: Data is “striped” across all drives, as if they were one large drive, for speed, without backup.
  • RAID 1/ZFS MIRROR: Data is written identically to at least two drives, thereby producing a “mirrored set” (1) drive from a set can fail while continuing to operate (Requires even # of drives)
  • RAID 5/ZFS RAIDZ-1: Data is striped and parity information (Redundant data used to recover lost data) is striped. Any (1) drive can fail and the data for that drive will be on the other drives.
  • RAID 6/ZFS RAIDZ-2: Similar to Raid 5, but data is striped and (2) drives worth of parity information are striped. Any (2) Drives can fail and continue to operate.
  • RAID 10/ZFS STRIPE-MIRROR: Data is striped (for speed) and mirrored (for redundancy) across all drives (1) Drive from a set can fail while continuing to operate, meaning up to 5 drives could fail as long as they aren’t part of a mirrored-pair (Requires even # of drives). Raid 10 is the most secure portable RAID available, and can be as fast as RAID 0 as long as RAID 10 has 2X the drives to a comparable RAID 0 set up.

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THUNDERBOLT™ TECHNOLOGY

Thunderbolt™ is the input/output technology that enables fast transfer speeds and extends that speed simultaneously across several devices. Thunderbolt™ carries both data and display signals over a single cable while also providing 10 watts of power to connected peripherals. Introduced in early 2011, the Thunderbolt™ interface was the result of a technical collaboration between Intel and Apple. Originally an Apple Mac exclusive, many PC manufacturers and add-on/add-in interface makers subsequently adopted Thunderbolt™ technology.

Note:  The Thunderbolt™ option is not available on the Ciphertex SecureNAS® server line.

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