Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that it has begun the process of certifying its rugged, removable 2TB Flash Storage Module 2 (FSM-2) to achieve Level 2 FIPS 140-2 validation for the AES-256 encryptors designed to protect sensitive data-at-rest. The size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) optimized module enables the secure transport of sensitive data between a base station and deployed airborne, ground or naval platform. Besides, the FSM-2 provides direct-attached SATA storage independent of software driver, operating system, or processor type. The compact 1.0” pitch 3U module features industrial temperature MLC NAND Flash and is designed to meet the demands of the most rugged, deployed applications. The module also can be easily embedded into mission computers, sensor processors, mission recorders, instrumentation recorders, and network file servers such as Curtiss-Wright’s Compact Network Storage 2-Slot with Fibre Channel (CNS2-FC). Use of the FSM-2 can lower schedule and technical risk for deployed storage applications, providing a COTS storage solution that meets the rigorous scrutiny of FIPS 140-2 certification. Validation is expected to be completed in the second half of 2018.
“We are committed to delivering industry leading COTS-based solutions for protecting sensitive mission data,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “Our customers are seeking cost-effective solutions for securing high density data pre- and post-mission. Achieving FIPS 140-2 certification for our 2TB FSM-2 module, as we did successfully for our 1TB FSM storage module, will ease the integration of trusted computing hardware into deployed platforms.”