Are you a senior police officer or high ranking civil servant who thinks nothing of leaving sensitive data on hard drives on train, buses or in the back of a taxi when you alight? Well, this handy device could be right up your street. Instead of being shamed on the news, you can sit back and relax with the smug thought that the personal details of defence plans or criminal gangs are all trapped on an encrypted drive.

Western Digital reckon their new ArmorLock Security Platform is the one for forgetful folk who have to carry worrisome secrets around with them. The company said this is literally underscoring its mission to enable the world to solve its biggest data challenges by building a data infrastructure with next-gen security.

Western Digital reckons its ArmorLock Security Platform is a data encryption platform that rethinks how data security should be done. It is aimed at those working in finance, government, healthcare, IT enterprise, legal, media and entertainment.

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Their new G-Technology ArmorLock encrypted NVMe SSD will deliver an easy-to-use, high-performance, high-grade security storage solution to protect critical content. Of course, what this data could be is so diverse, listing them would take pages.

But if you have stuff you want no one else to have, this could be the answer. Leaks, thefts, or losses for whatever reason should be a thing of the past. While much of industry’s focus has been on cloud security, data often remains vulnerable on the portable storage devices holding critical commercial content.

Unlike password-based encryption technologies that interrupt workflows and prevent fast availability to digital assets, the ArmorLock Security Platform delivers unmatched security that allows the content owner to control how data is accessed and by whom, the company says. And it is apparently done with simplicity and reliability and is very fast.

Jim Welsh, senior vice president and general manager of consumer solutions products at the company, said “For our customers, data and digital assets are their essential competitive advantage, and encryption has become mandatory in order to protect these resources in many industries. We built the ArmorLock Security Platform with the belief that the world needs new, fundamental technologies to enable data privacy without hampering data availability while helping to protect against data breaches.

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“By combining this new platform with our world-class NVMe SSD products, we are addressing the real pain points our customers face when trying to secure their creative workflows while also allowing them to capture, preserve and access their data at scale and at speed.”

And Tom Mitchell, technical director at Mission Digital, added: “We have always gravitated toward G-Technology drives as they have used well-built components that have offered enhanced reliability and performance. With big studios and streaming services wanting to protect their assets, there has been a big move to using encrypted media, but in some cases, that comes with a performance hit. ArmorLock fills those needs perfectly; providing a drive that is fast, rugged, water-resistant, reliable and encrypted! It’s the drive the industry has been crying out for.”

The company says a comprehensive set of technologies covers the ArmorLock product lifecycle from manufacturing to out-of-the-box setup, in-field updates, and configuration and key management that tie directly into hardware-backed modules and biometric protection on some of the latest smartphone and desktop platforms.

The ArmorLock encrypted NVMe SSD is available from the Western Digital Store and from select e-tailers and retailers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom costing £559.99.