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Intel® Solid-State Drive Pro 2500 Series Brings Trusted Security Features and Lower Cost of Ownership to Business
|By Business Wire
|July 22, 2014 12:30 PM EDT
Intel Corporation today announced an addition to the Intel® Solid-State
Drive (SSD) Professional Family: the Intel® SSD Pro 2500 Series. This
new business-class SSD delivers lower total cost of ownership, security
and manageability features, and blazing-fast SSD performance demanded by
today’s business users.
Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series offers IT departments peace of mind with
advanced security features and capabilities designed for businesses
ranging from small companies through large IT-managed enterprises.
Security and remote manageability features, combined with lower annual
failure rates than hard disk drives (HDDs), help to reduce the need for
resource-intensive deskside visits.
Managing data security is critical for businesses and a challenge for IT
leaders. Data breaches, often a result of lost or stolen PCs, can cost a
business nearly $50,000 in lost productivity, replacement, data recovery
and legal costs.1 To help businesses mitigate the threat of
such costly breaches, the Intel Pro 2500 Series SSDs are self-encrypting
drives (SED) utilizing hardware-based 256-bit encryption to protect data
without a loss of performance. Additionally, the new Intel drives
feature the Trusted Computing Group’s OPAL 2.0* standard and are
Microsoft eDrive* capable. These policy-based controls help to prevent
data breaches and support crypto erase to repurpose the drive for reuse.
“The need to protect assets, keep an eye on the bottom line and ensure
employees have the best tools is a challenge for IT departments,” said
Rob Crooke, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the
Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. “The Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series is a
well-rounded solution to help balance those often competing needs.
Adding the Pro 2500 Series to the Intel SSD Professional Family delivers
a powerful storage solution to help businesses of all sizes meet their
critical IT needs.”
“The Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series is the second-generation OPAL-based
client storage solution that helps IT departments protect their users’
data and also provides valuable features to reduce operational costs,”
stated Candace Worley, senior vice president and general manager,
Endpoint Security, McAfee*, part of Intel Security. “The Pro 2500 Series
is a perfect companion to our data protection solutions, managed by
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator*, all working in concert to provide IT
departments with data security, management and control, wherever their
endpoints may be.”
In an environment with Intel® vPro™ Technology, with Intel® Setup and
Configuration Software and leading security software, the Pro 2500
Series drives can be managed remotely allowing IT to monitor and report
drive health as well as track assets and remedy faults. This remote
manageability enforces IT policies to help prevent mishaps and
simultaneously provides a great user experience. Embedded and Internet
of Things applications can also take advantage of the remote
manageability features to help limit the number of IT professionals
needed to oversee devices. To assist in protecting user data and lower
the total cost of ownership, applications such as ATMs and remote
digital signage can be updated, monitored and managed remotely.
“Corporations of every size are facing the growing challenge of
protecting sensitive data and ensuring compliance with a litany of data
protection laws and regulations,” said Bill Solms, president and CEO of
Wave Systems*. “The Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series offers a sound foundation
for any data security program, incorporating hardware-level encryption
without impacting drive performance. Wave’s on-premise and cloud-based
management software complements the Intel SSD Pro 2500 by offering
remote drive provisioning, automated password recovery and secure audit
logs to document that encryption was in place should a laptop become
lost or stolen.”
The Intel SSD Professional Family is part of the Intel® Stable Image
Platform Program, including a 15-month availability of the components
and drivers for compatibility and stability across a qualified IT image.
This helps minimize IT qualification and deployment times. The Intel SSD
Pro 2500 Series also features five advance power modes helping to
balance performance and power to enable a longer battery life and
provide a better mobile experience.
The Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series will be available in both 2.5-inch and M.2
form factors and in capacities ranging from 120GB to 480GB. The Intel
SSD Pro 2500 Series is backed by a 5-year limited warranty and features
a world-class annualized failure rate (AFR) well below 1 percent. The
AFRs of other SSDs and HDDs can reach as high as 5 percent or more in
More information on Intel SSDs can be found at www.intel.com/ssd
or by accessing the multimedia press kit at www.intel.com/newsroom/ssd.
Follow Intel SSDs on Twitter: @intelssd,
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company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the
foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate
responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s
first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional
information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com
and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.
Billion Dollar Lost Laptop Problem, Ponemon Institute, 2010
Intel, Intel vPro and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation
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