(London, March, 2018), iStorage, the award-winning and trusted global leader of PIN authenticated, hardware encrypted data storage devices, is delighted to become the first manufacturer to gain the NCSC CPA and NLNCSA BSPA certifications for their diskAshur PRO² portable Hard Drives/Solid State Drives and their diskAshur DT² desktop hard drive, making them the world’s first and only NCSC CPA and NLNCSA BSPA certified products.
About the NCSC CPA certification:
Both products were successfully tested for the prestigious National Cyber Security Centre Commercial Product Assurance (NCSC CPA) certification which evaluates the commercial off-the-shelf products, and their developers, against published security and development standards. After undergoing rigorous tests, iStorage successfully passed their assessment and were awarded the Foundation Grade certification, meaning that the diskAshur PRO² and the diskAshur DT² are proven to demonstrate good commercial security practice.
About the NLNCSA BSPA certification:
In addition to NCSC CPA, both products also successfully went through the Baseline Security Product Assessment (BSPA) as a pilot assessment managed by the Netherlands National Communications Security Agency (NLNCSA), which is part of the AIVD, the Netherlands General Intelligence and Security Agency.
The result of this assessment is a Deployment Advisory (DA) that advises users how to configure and how to use product to be conformant to the Dutch “baseline information level for government institutions” (BIR 2017, upto level2). This DA includes a “Statement of Conformity” (to the Security Evaluation Target).
The BSPA scheme provides vendors the opportunity to have their IT security products assessed independently by licensed evaluation laboratories, whilst NLNCSA provides independent confirmation that products meet their criteria before issuing a Deployment Advisory.
This adds to the recent news of the datAshur PRO USB flash drive being certified to NATO Restricted level, putting iStorage on the list of reliable suppliers for NATO approved products.
The accreditations do not stop there for iStorage as they are also currently undergoing tests for the FIPS 140-2 validation which tests on the levels of security for individual products, with validation expected to be granted within the next few months.
Says John Michael, CEO, iStorage Limited
“I am immensely proud that iStorage’s diskAshur PRO² and diskAshur DT², successfully went through NCSC CPA and NLNCSA BSPA rigorous testing standards. This is a testament to the many years of research and development that iStorage invested in developing what we believe to be the most secure PIN authenticated, hardware encrypted hard drives and solid-state drives currently available. With FIPS 140-2 certifications underway and expected to be received soon, iStorage is uniquely positioned to reassure businesses and government organisations throughout the world of the robust level of data protection offered in our products.“
Pricing, specifications and availability:
iStorage diskAshur PRO² and diskAshur DT² can be found on iStorage’s website
diskAshur PRO² HDD: https://istorage-uk.com/product/diskashur-pro2/
diskAshur PRO² SSD: https://istorage-uk.com/product/diskashur-pro2-ssd/
diskAshur DT²: https://istorage-uk.com/product/diskashur-dt2/
For more information on the diskAshur PRO², diskAshur PRO² SSD and the diskAshur DT² or to find out how the iStorage range can help protect your organisation’s confidential data, whilst ensuring GDPR compliance, please visit www.istorage-uk.com or contact +44 (0) 20 8991 6260.
About iStorage Limited:
iStorage is the trusted global leader of award winning PIN authenticated, hardware encrypted data storage devices. Delivering the most innovative products to securely store and protect data to military specified encryption levels; safeguarding valuable business information whilst ensuring compliance to regulations and directives.
Industry Awards won: 2013 UK IT Industry Awards Winner, 2015 UK IT Industry Awards Winner, Computing Security Excellence 2016 Awards SME Solution Award Winner, 2017 UK IT Industry Awards - Highly Commended, PC PRO Security Product of the Year 2017 for diskAshur PRO².
iStorage is also featured on The Hiscox Sunday Times Tech Track 100 2016 List of Britain’s fastest growing tech companies and on FT 1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies 2017.
About the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):
The European Union will have the power to fine companies €20 million or 4% of their global turnover if they are found to be in breach of the new government legislation. GDPR, which comes into force on 25th May 2018, compels organisations who process or hold personally identifiable information of EU residents, to implement adequate security measures to protect personal data loss or face tough fines.