The Ciphertex


Ciphertex is a leading data security solutions provider trusted by organizations worldwide.

Ciphertex is a Los Angeles-based American company that manufactures encrypted network storage and direct attached storage solutions for organizations of all sizes. Every Ciphertex storage device incorporates innovative in-house software development, the latest encryption technology, and enterprise-level build quality, in addition to unparalleled performance, style, and security.



In today’s interconnected world, businesses are experiencing a dramatic growth of digital data along with an increasing number of security threats, Protecting the infrastructure that allows organizations to function is crucial, Security threats are inherently difficult to manage because there are so many different, constantly evolving types like, but not limited to cyber-crime, lost and stolen data, natural disasters, industrial accidents, and terrorism.

Their collective economic and societal impact is enormous. with roots firmly planted in decades of experience working within the Forensics and Military sectors, Ciphertex is uniquely capable of providing secure storage solutions to keep your data protected and accessible at all times.


Efficient Storage Capacity

Nothing is more frustrating than running out of disk space or processing power when it is needed most. That's why Ciphertex designs high-density, high-capacity servers that scale with your growing business. The SecureNAS CX-160KHD-X can securely store

approximately 320 TB of data in a ZFS stripe pool, while the all-NVMe CX-140KNVMe has a maximum capacity of around 420 TB. Moreover, our NAS servers can connect to multiple JBODs for cost-effective storage expansion.


Populated with Enterprise-Class HDD/SSD Drives
Rigorous ISTA Testing
Designed Rugged & Portable for Big Data
Encryption & Security
Manufactured in the USA

ISTA Certified by Approved Environmental
Testing Lab

Ciphertex strives to provide the most advanced storage and networking solutions to protect mission-critical and confidential data at all times; therefore, our products undergo rigorous inspection by a Department of Defense approved Environmental Testing Lab prior to production release.

To obtain ISTA certification we test all systems for data integrity and resistance to vibration, drop, impact, shock, temperature, altitude humidity, and rapid acceleration.




CiphertexOS Storage Management Software

Amplify your security and productivity with the CiphertexOs, and the easy-to-use web interface. Designed by the Ciphertex Development team in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

  • Software-defined storage, enabled by ZFS, ensures full-time data protection and flexible options for storing valuable data.
  • ZFS RAIDZ provides the option to create parity drives to protect data in the event of disk failures.
  • Bit-rot protection runs automatic checksums and consistency checks to repair corrupted individual bits of data
  • Efficient ZFS architecture allows system and volume management operations to run on high-performance SSDs so that the NAS’s storage drives are only responsible for storing and protecting data - which translates into faster transfers and better overall system performance.
  • CiphertexOS software also implements multi-layered encryption at the system, hardware, and software levels to provide military- and enterprise-grade protection: 1)Ciphertex Protect™ hardware encryption for volume protection, 2) plug-and-play disk encryption, 3) software-defined volume and user authentication


NVMe SSDs, based on the PCIe bus, significantly increase speed by supporting more commands per queue and the available per lane data rate. For example, Ciphertex's SecureNAS CX-140KNVMe appliances use a PCIe 4.0 bus interface that can sustain 16 giga-transitions per second (GT/s). These SSD drives are the fastest available today and provide near-instantaneous access to volumes, folders, and files.

“When compared to enterprise SATA, data center NVMe SSDs are better equipped to handle demanding storage workloads at faster rates and deliver data more efficiently. Data center NVMe SSDs are built for speed and quality of service (QoS), which results in better server utilization and therefore better Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).” –

To facilitate such high data transfer rates and eliminate bottlenecking, the SecureNAS CX-140KNVMe uses AMD® EPYC® Series processors(24-64 cores) and 100GbE to 200GbE network interface cards.

The drive sizes of NVMe SSDs are also worth mentioning as they are many times lighter than HDDs and can hold appreciably more data per drive. Some drive models can hold up to 30 TB per drive, meaning in a 14-bay system such as the one Ciphertex currently offers, the SecureNAS CX-140KNVMe, users get a combined total of 420 TB of quickly accessible RAW NVMe storage.



SecureNAS CX-40K, CX-80K, CX-120K, and CX-160K models include SAS controllers, allowing them to operate both SAS and SATA enterprise drives. Performance, reliability, and data protection are only some of the benefits SAS has over SATA.

Additional advantages of the SAS protocol can also be observed in real-world applications. For example, one common request we receive from customers is to provide them with NAS systems that can undergo secure, routine, and quick repurposing for physically transferring data from one location to another. I.e., transferring a NAS containing patient records from a hospital to a data center, completely wiping the drives to meet HIPAA compliance, then sending the NAS out to another area hospital.

We added a feature to our storage management software called 'Instant Secure Erase' to meet this requirement. When used in conjunction with SAS drives, it allows users to quickly destroy every file and bit in approximately 20 minutes or less, even on Ciphertex's highest capacity systems.


External Drive Copy-on-Touch

Ciphertex plug-and-play external drives are built rugged and offer a secure performance-based solution for transferring and storing data. Every portable drive can be mounted and copied to a Ciphertex SecureNAS via a USB connection and a copy-on-touch button located on the front of the system.

Both the external drive and SecureNAS are hardware encrypted, all data remains protected during chain-of-custody transfers. Plus, SecureNAS system users are able to set the destination directory location from within the SecureNAS’s GUI administration panel so that drive backups are always written to one user-defined folder.


External Drive Models:

Ciphertex Quick-Link USB Cable

We also call it ‘ethernet-over-USB.’ The Quick-Link cable allows multiple SecureNAS systems, client computers, and other peripheral devices to connect together to create a local ad hoc network for collaboration and file sharing at speeds of around 3Gb/s. The Quick-Link USB cable is a great solution for teams who are constantly on-the-move or those who desire to keep their local storage disconnected from the internet for security purposes. The Ciphertex Quick-Link cable comes in lengths of 10’ and 20’ and each SecureNAS can connect with up to 10 other devices using any pre-configured network transfer protocols (SMB, FTP, NFS, iSCSI, WebDAV, etc.), including other SecureNAS systems for unlimited scalability.


Ciphertex Production Facility

Ciphertex manufacturing process and products meet a comprehensive assortment of coveted certifications, compliances and features that fulfill the strict regulatory guidelines required by the various industries we serve. These fortify each Ciphertex product with unmatched levels of security, unlimited capacity, and rugged portability.

With our design and development team, production facilities, testing lab, and headquarters all based in Los Angeles, California, Ciphertex is proud to provide American-made solutions.

ISO 9001 Certified Facility

At Ciphertex, our customer-centric focus starts with providing digital storage solutions that can be relied upon to perform securely and flawlessly under the most demanding requirements. To ensure this most critical feature of our products, we achieved ISO 9001 Certification led by NSF-ISR, a leading global certification body. The rigorous assessment process required for ISO 9001 Certification included full examination of our management policies, our best practices and our complete organizational procedures.

This certification ensures that we can identify the root of a problem in manufacturing or operations if one should arise, and swiftly define an accurate solution, thereby improving the overall efficiency and quality of our products and services.

What this means to our customers is the assurance that our products and services will be delivered on time, meeting the highest standards of quality and reliability. Proving our technical expertise and company wide procedures through this independent audit and certification, AS9100D WITH ISO 9001:2015, highlights our commitment to Quality Management and exhibits yet another reason to choose Ciphertex Data Security for all of your digital storage solutions.

Note: Audited in accordance with AS9104/1:2012 Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Quality Management System Certification Programs. NSF-ISR is accredited under the American Aerospace Quality Group Registration Management Committee.

Certifications & Features


  • FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certified
  • FCC, CE, and UL Certification
  • AS9100D with ISO 9001:2015 Certified
  • NIST 800-88 Compliance
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Military Environmental Lab Testing Certified
  • GSA Schedule 70 Contract


  • AES-256 Encryption
  • Hardware Encryption Key
  • Key Management
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Industrial Design for Optimum Processing Power
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