Intel introduced a new SSD Pro 2500 Series drive featuring security and manageability features aimed at business users.
The Intel Pro 2500 Series SSDs are self-encrypting drives (SED) utilizing hardware-based 256-bit encryption to protect data without a loss of performance. Additionally, the new Intel drives feature the Trusted Computing Group's OPAL 2.0 standard and are Microsoft eDrive capable. These policy-based controls help to prevent data breaches and support crypto erase to repurpose the drive for reuse.
Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series offers IT departments peace of mind with advanced security features and capabilities designed for businesses ranging from small companies through large IT-managed enterprises. Security and remote manageability features, combined with
Intel also claims lower annual failure rates (under 1%) than hard disk drives (HDDs), which typically reach as high as 5% in mobile devices.
"The Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series is the second-generation OPAL-based client storage solution that helps IT departments protect their users' data and also provides valuable features to reduce operational costs," stated Candace Worley, senior vice president and general manager, Endpoint Security, McAfee*, part of Intel Security. "The Pro 2500 Series is a perfect companion to our data protection solutions, managed by McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, all working in concert to provide IT departments with data security, management and control, wherever their endpoints may be."
The drives can also be managed remotely with Intel vPro technology.
The Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series will be available in both 2.5-inch and M.2 form factors and in capacities ranging from 120GB to 480GB.