Apacer created the CoreSecurity2 technology, integrating four security protection technologies for SSDs.
The technologies include: destroying hardware and software if necessary, erasing data thoroughly, encrypting data when reading and writing it, and protecting drives from unauthorized access. This allows enterprises who need quick and powerful access to close security holes that may have been opened by transitioning to work-from-home mode.
To better meet the security requirements of enterprise users, Apacer’s SSDs can be shipped with CoreSecurity2 already built in. For example, the Server and Networking applications will benefit particularly from the Encryption upgrades that CoreSecurity2 includes. By adhering to the TCG Opal 2.0 specification, Apacer uses the rock-solid AES 128 and 256 protocols to encrypt all data as its written to the SSD. This approach also allows users to send an Instant Keychange trigger command. This is done only when a drive falls into the hands of a bad actor, and will destroy the original security key and replace it with a new one in less than a second. The result is that the data can no longer be decrypted, and the bad actor will be completely unable to access confidential information.
CoreSecurity2 contains three more technologies. In a similar way to the case described above, if a drive is about to fall into the hands of a bad actor, the user may wish to destroy it quickly and effectively to prevent sensitive data from falling into unknown hands. The Destroy function makes this possible. There are multiple ways to carry this out, including both physical and digital destruction methods, and the command can be sent via software or hardware. The Erase function also provides multiple erasure options. In addition to quick and standard erase functions, military-grade overwriting can also be performed. And the Protect function is useful as well, since it can prevent unauthorized data tampering or writing to the hard disk.
In addition to its features, CoreSecurity2 is available in a variety of specifications. Industrial-grade SATA and PCIe interfaces are available, and models that can tolerate wide temperature swings and challenging operating environments are ready to ship as well.