Curtiss-Wright Announces New 10 GbE Network Attached Storage Solution that Boosts Performance with Industry’s First NVMe-based In-line Hardware Encryptor

A new variant of the HSR10 rugged secure device stores up to 32 TB of mission-critical data with two layers of NIAP Certifiable full disk encryption and CSfC Components List approval planned for 2024

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions Division introduced the newest member of its deployable data storage product family, a new variant of the High-Speed Recorder 10 GbE (HSR10) high-performance, high-capacity network attached storage (NAS) device that features the industry’s first NVMe in-line hardware full disk encryptor. The HSR10’s NVMe in-line hardware encryptor delivers higher throughput than SATA architecture alternatives while providing a path to National Security Agency (NSA) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Components List approval. Even better, because the HSR10’s hardware encryption technology is NVMe-based, the unit provides near-line-rate data throughput significantly faster than SATA-based alternatives. Currently offered with up to 32 TB of removable data storage, the HSR10 also provides customers with greater storage capacity roadmaps that benefit from commercial NVMe memory technology advances. The HSR10 is ideal for storing and protecting critical data-at-rest (DAR) on deployed air, sea, and ground platforms.

“With the introduction of the new HSR10 network attached storage device, Curtiss-Wright continues its commitment to lead the industry in delivering rugged secure storage solutions for deployed data-at-rest,” said Brian Perry, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Division. “The development of the NVMe in-line encryptor, the industry’s first, enables system integrators to take full advantage of the HSR10’s dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, eliminating data bottlenecks on sensor-rich platforms while supporting two-layers of encryption to protect up to 32 Terabytes of critical data.”

Modern military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms generate large amounts of highly sensitive data that must be captured and securely stored without impacting performance. System designers must ensure that data capture systems can handle large amounts of data without interruption. The HSR10 provides two layers of full-disk encryption (FDE) in a single device, both CSfC-certified and fully operational in a single unit, reducing program risk, schedule, and cost.

NVMe Drive Technology and Encryption

The HSR10 uses the latest solid-state drive technology while providing two layers of FDE. The NVMe protocol can deliver transmission/storage performance improvement of nearly 50% over SATA-based solutions. NVMe-based memory reduces latency and increases bandwidth by eliminating storage interface bottlenecks.

For system designers that require NSA-approved encryption, the HSR10 will be submitted for National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) and Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) certification to achieve CSfC Components List approval.

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