STMicroelectronics and ClevX announced the world’s first DataLock-secured encrypted portable storage media with Bluetooth Smart wireless userauthentication.
With the new offering, users can interact with secure portable storage (full-disk, XTS-AES 256-bit encryption) from their smartphones or wearable devices where all user data on the drive is encrypted and can be locked/unlocked using single- or multi-factor authentication.
The companies said the technology is ideally suited for consumer, corporate, and industrial applications such as healthcare, home automation and security, secure-access control systems, and portable datastorage.
“IoT-device authentication has long required trade-offs among security, convenience and mobility. The ClevXDataLock BT-secured portable storage provides the capability to actually enjoy the best of all worlds,” said Luca Difalco, VP of Marketing at STMicroelectronics’ Americas Region.
“While we’re demonstrating the capability in an easy-to-use hardware-encrypted secure USB-Drive, the elegance and versatility of the solution is provided by an application that we can add to our BlueNRG device to make lock-down security accessible via Bluetooth Smart.”
ST and ClevX have reference designs for secure portable storage media, including Flash, hard-disk, and solid-state disk drives.
These designs use ST’s Bluetooth Smart chips (BlueNRG) and ultra-low-power STM32L0 MCUs and are immediately available for licensing and partnerships, including both ST/ClevX-based hardware and firmware in addition to the related smartphone and wearables apps.