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Seagate Laptop Drive Scores Gov. Security Cert

Seagate has proudly announced that the government has signed off on its Momentus laptop drives, awarding the product the sought-after Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 certification. The Momentus is the first hard drive with native encryption to receive the certification.

In a practical sense, Seagate's win gives it a leg up on competitors looking to do business with the government or in industries where extreme security is paramount, such as health care. Small Business Computing takes a look.


Storage player Seagate on Tuesday said it has reached a major milestone in keeping credit cards -- not to mention government secrets -- safe from prying eyes.

The company's new Momentus laptop drive has earned the coveted Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 certification. That puts Seagate in front of the pack in bidding for U.S. government agencies and regulated industries such as health care, defense and financial services.

Read the full story at Small Business Computing:
Seagate Laptop Drives Geared for Top Secret Data