Micron and HP, Inc. deliver FIPS 140-2 Validated data security in Business-class notebooks

By Jon Tanguy - 2017-06-06

At Micron, we’ve been building secure SSDs, with hardware-based encryption, and leveraging well-recognized industry standards for the past several years. Just in the past several months, we’ve taken the next step and added government certifications in the form of the FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Validations for our enterprise SAS SSD, the S650DC (Cert #2667), as well as the client SATA SSD, the 1100 (Cert #2848).

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

Now, we are proud to announce that our FIPS 140-2 Validated 1100 client SSD – a 512GB SSD in the tiny M.2 form factor – is exclusively available in business-class notebooks from one of the world’s leaders in notebook computing and data security, HP, Inc.  

Micron and HP have worked together to deliver notebooks which meet the strict security standards of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), without the performance penalty that is sometimes seen with software encryption. 

The most obvious application for this level of security is in government agencies where data security is paramount. However, private industries that deal with privacy issues and strict government regulation can also take advantage a FIPS 140-2 SSD. The health care industry, as well as banking and finance, may find that the documented security features for these FIPS SSDs can help verify that their enterprise follows best-practices for data security, including hardware encryption of data-at-rest.

Details of security features of the Micron 1100 can be found in this solution brief, along with an extensive listing of the HP notebooks systems which include Micron 1100 FIPS 140-2 Validated SSDs.

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.