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Visit to Ottawa Canada – October 28 to 31 2014

Monday, October 13th, 2014

I am visitingCanadafor Gtec (28/29 October) with private visits from 28 to 31 October 2014. I am still available, just ask me for a meeting.

ECLYPT Core 600 Drives are CSE (Communication Security Establishment) certified for use by the Government of Canada at and up to Top Secret. cseBADGE

No other hardware encryption device is approved for use by CSE.

For For further information on ECLYPT in Canada or for an appointment, just email robert.palmer@viasat.uk.com

Disclaimer: This blog is written by Robert Palmer, an employee of ViaSat UK Ltd, but the views and opinions expressed on this website are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of ViaSat

ECLYPT Tablet – SST SCT1150E Dell Venue

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

ECLYPT Core 600 Drives are CAPS evaluated to protect and hold up to TS Data.

SST have designed a housing, that can hold an ECLYPT Core 120GB rotating or 128GB / 256GB / 512GB Solid State Drive.

Dell Venue Tablet Protected by ECLYPT Core Drive


SST integrate an ECLYPT Core encrypted drive into the back of a Dell Venue 10.8 inch tablet. A special ECLYPT Core PAE (Pre-Authentication Environment) is provided by ViaSat that allows touch screen entry of the username and password.


If the password and USB user token is correct, the Tablet is successfully authenticated and the Windows 8.1 OS is booted allowing full touch screen functionality.

For For further information on ECLYPT Tablet Encryption, just email robert.palmer@viasat.uk.com

Disclaimer: This blog is written by Robert Palmer, an employee of ViaSat UK Ltd, but the views and opinions expressed on this website are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of ViaSat

ECLYPT freedom Portable Drive Sizes

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

ECLYPT freedom Portable USB Hard Drives - which are accredited to encrypt backups and transfer data up to TS - are now available in Capacities up to 1TB

The ECLYPT electronics
are approved by CESG to encrypt integral hard drives
up to 144,155 TB.As the integral drive supplier can now provide 1TB 2 1/2″ drives the ECLYPT freedom is now available as a 1TB hardware encrypted USB hard drive.

500GB ECLYPT freedom capacity is still available.
Please ask for the capacity of the ECLYPT freedom capacity solid state encrypted USB hard drive.

ECLYPT freedom with encryption electronics and internal drive

ECLYPT freedom showing encryption and internal drive

A faster ECLYPT freedom 200 with a USB 3.0 interface is also available in 2TB and 1TB models. This is undergoing CESG Accreditation.

For further information on the 1TB ECLYPT freedom Portable USB Hard Drives, or other sizes, just email robert.palmer@viasat.uk.com

Disclaimer: This blog is written by Robert Palmer, an employee of ViaSat UK Ltd, but the views and opinions expressed on this website are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of ViaSat

ECLYPT Tablet – Panasonic FZ-G1

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

ECLYPT Core 600 Drives are CAPS evaluated to protect and hold up to TS Data.

EuroTempest have designed a housing, that can hold an ECLYPT Core 120GB rotating or 128GB / 256GB / 512GB Solid State Drive, for the back of the Panasonic FZ-G1 10.1 inch Windows tablet, with a choice of Windows 7 or Windows 8 as the operating system. A tempest protected verison is available.
FZG1BackS
The Panasonic FZ-G1 allows entry of a username and password into it's touch screen BIOS (without an external keyboard). This is transferred into the ECLYPT Core Drive's PAE (Pre-Authentication Environment) using the buttons below the screen .
FZ-G1 BIOS Keyboard
If the password and USB user token is correct, the FZ-G1 is successfully authenticated and the Windows OS is booted allowing full functionality through the touch screen keyboard.

The FZ-G1 can also be dropped into adocking station to provide access to your desktop display and keyboard.

Panasonic Docking Station Showing ECLYPT Fitted to FZ-G1

Panasonic Docking Station Showing ECLYPT Fitted to FZ-G1 Tablet

For For further information on ECLYPT Tablet Encryption, just email robert.palmer@viasat.uk.com

Disclaimer: This blog is written by Robert Palmer, an employee of ViaSat UK Ltd, but the views and opinions expressed on this website are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of ViaSat

ECLYPT Management Application 4 – Works on Linux

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

ViaSat have released ECLYPT Core 200 Drives with the new EMA4 ( ECLYPT Management Application).
EMA4 is supported by: Windows and Macintosh OSX operating systems; Debian and RPM Linux Distributions.

ECLYPT 200 drives with EMA4 supports:

  • Token Management
  • Saving Core 200 keys to KeyStone User Tokens
  • Remote Host Management
  • Emergency Key Purge
  • Drive Sets allowing the authentication of multiple ECLYPT Drives with a single password (and token if required)
EMA4 - ECLYPT Management Application

EMA4

For For further information on ECLYPT Core Hard Drives with EMA4, just email robert.palmer@viasat.uk.com

Disclaimer: This blog is written by Robert Palmer, an employee of ViaSat UK Ltd, but the views and opinions expressed on this website are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of ViaSat

ECLYPT Automatic Authentication – Good for Tablet Computers

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

ViaSat UK have improved the functionality of the PAE (Pre-Authentication Environment) of ECLYPT Core 200 FIPS validated Drives, allowing a single token to be designated the authomatic authentication token.

When an account configured for Token only authentication is designated and the correct Token is inserted, the ECLYPT Core 200 Drive is automatically unlocked and the computer protected by the ECLYPT Core 200 Drive is turned on:

  1.  the Token’s digital password is checked;
  2. if it is correct the ECLYPT Drive is unlocked and
  3. the Computer automatically boots its operating system – providing full access to its internal hard drive whose data is immediately decrypted as it is required.

The ECLYPT Automatic Authentication functionality was developed for:

  • the Panasonic CF-D1 TabletPanasonic CF-D1
  • and another bespoke computers system.
  • However we are extending this concept for other higher protectively marked systems.

For For further information on ECLYPT Core Hard Drive Automatic Authentication, just email robert.palmer@viasat.uk.com

 Disclaimer: This blog is written by Robert Palmer, an employee of ViaSat UK Ltd, but the views and opinions expressed on this website are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of ViaSat

ECLYPT can protect Macintosh Computers

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Current data at rest encryption (including all other CESG approved competitors) relies on BIOS interupt. The latest ECLYPT version however can be configured to utilise the UEFI. Both Macintosh and Windows 8 use this interface.

So ViaSat UK can now provide ECLYPT Core Drives to protect 64 bit Macintosh Computers running Mac OS X versions 10.4 Tiger, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks.

Current ECLYPT version 34 drives can be configured to protect Macintosh Computers:

  • So current ECLYPT Core 200 , FIPS validated, are ready to be protect Macintosh. They are being evaluated by several clients.
  • CESG Approved ECLYPT Core 600 / 300 hardware can be configured to protect Macintosh Computers (the configuration is currently under CESG evaluation)
  • Macintosh Computer Showing ECLYPT authentication screen
  • Macintosh computers can also be securely backed up onto ECLYPT freedom Drives

For further information on ECLYPT Core Hard Drives protecting Macintosh Computers, just email robert.palmer@viasat.uk.com

Disclaimer: This blog is written by Robert Palmer, an employee of ViaSat UK Ltd, but the views and opinions expressed on this website are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of ViaSat

ECLYPT Core 512GB SSD Drive ready for ordering

Friday, January 4th, 2013

ECLYPT Core SATA Hard Drives - which are accredited to encrypt and secure data up to TS - are now available in Capacities up to 512GB

The ECLYPT electronics are approved by CESG to encrypt integral hard drives up to 144,155 TB. As the integral drive supplier can now provide 512GB 1.8" solid state drives the
ECLYPT Core can now be ordered with a 512GB hardware encrypted hard drive in a 2 1/2" x 9.5mm form factor.

The other capacities as still available.

For further information just email robert.palmer@viasat.uk.com
Disclaimer: This blog is written by Robert Palmer, an employee of ViaSat UK Ltd, but the views and opinions expressed on this website are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of ViaSat