Micron and HP, Inc. Deliver FIPS 140-2 Validated Secure Data Storage for Desktop Computing

By Jon Tanguy - 2017-08-29

Earlier this summer, Micron announced the availability of our Micron 1100 SATA SSD in a FIPS 140-2 Validated version, available in a series of HP business-class notebook computers.

Of course, the need for such advanced security is more obvious in notebook computing, where the computer system and the storage device are out on the road where the likelihood of loss or theft is higher.  However, modern desktop computers are getting smaller and sleeker, presenting a heightened risk that these computer systems could also be vulnerable to loss or theft.

Therefore, Micron and HP have worked together to deliver desktop computers which meet these same strict security standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), without the performance penalty that is sometimes seen with software encryption.  We can help to deliver this documented level of data storage security to government computing applications, and to those private industries that can benefit from validated secure data storage devices.

Details of security features of the Micron 1100 can be found in this solution brief, along with an extensive listing of the HP desktop systems which are available with Micron 1100 FIPS 140-2 Validated SSDs.  And please to refer to the earlier solution brief on Micron FIPS SSDs in HP notebooks

To ensure that your HP computer includes this higher level of security, please contact your HP Sales Representative.

The Micron 1100 SATA SSD is available in 2.5-inch and M.2 form factors (images not to scale).

Jon Tanguy

Jon Tanguy

Jon is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer for Micron's Storage Business Unit, with a focus on client solid state drives.