DigiSAFE DiskCrypt Mobile (abbreviated DCM) Onyx model is the world’s first encrypting 2.5” USB 3.0 hard drive enclosure with 2FA smartcard protection. It employs real-time hardware encryption for protecting the data on the hard drive and smartcard technology for authentication.
Designed to encrypt all data on-the-fly, DCM Onyx requires no software installation and operates independently of the operating system. Together with full disk encryption and smartcard based authentication, DCM Onyx gives you the ultimate level of protection with an unrivalled ease of use.
|Bus Interface||USB 3.0|
|Physical||SATA 22 pin connector (internal)
USB 3.0 micro-B receptacle
Smart card slot
|Hard Disk||Any 2.5” disk of 9.5mm or 5mm thick (see dimensions below)|
|Dimensions||150mm (L) x 85mm (W)
16mm (H) that fits 5mm thick hard disk
|Power||5V, approx 300mA (excluding the power drawn by the HDD)|
|Authentication||Supports two-factor authentication via smart card and PIN|
|Smart Card||Supports Common Criteria certified smart cards|
|Encryption||AES hardware cipher engine
Supported key strengths
|Key Management||User-configurable smart card PIN
Admin password for administrative mode
|Operating System||Operating System independent
Tested with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, Mac OS
Through administrative functions, DCM Onyx allows you to create and manage your own encryption keys on the smart card.
DigiSAFE DCM Onyx employs smartcard technology to protect data in external USB hard disk drives. Its usage by enterprises will allow compliance with regulations such as HIPAA, GLB Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, EU Data Protection Directive, FISMA and Japan’s Personal Information Protection Act.
DCM Onyx ensures that all the data stored (or backed up) on the hard disk is fully encrypted and safe from the prying eyes. What’s more, the smartcard (containing the encryption key) as well as the correct PIN are both required to unlock the data, giving you the ultimate level of protection, yet ease of use.
An operating system such as Linux can be installed on DCM Onyx to allow the user to carry a “portable OS”. This also means your operating system is fully encrypted. Of course, both the host machine and the operating system must support booting from a USB device in the first place. Approach your OS vendor to advise.