• Actively cooled, rugged, NAS device now brings Top Secret protection of data-at-rest to most demanding air, ground and sea deployed platforms 

Ashburn, Va. 06 April 2020 . Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of rugged data storage and protection solutions, announced that its Data Transport System (DTS1) Network Attached Storage (NAS) device, the embedded industry’s first commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) data-at-rest (DAR) storage solution to support two layers of full disk encryption (FDE) in a single device, has been fully tested and validated for operation at the extended -45º to +85ºC operating temperature range per MIL-STD-810G methods and procedures.

This qualification makes the DTS1 ideal for use in the harshest deployed military environments, including high altitude, long endurance (HALE) UAS platforms that must operate as high as 40,000 ft. The DTS1 is the only Common Criteria certified NAS solution endorsed by the NSA and approved by NATO with two certified encryption layers. A cold plate was used for the active cooling testing, and included an integrated DTS1 unit containing a 2 terabyte removable memory cartridge (RMC).

“We’re very excited that our industry-leading DTS1 network storage and encryption solution has now been validated for deployment in the harshest, most demanding military environments, whether at high altitude, on an unmanned aircraft, or in a space constrained, densely packed ground vehicle deployed in the desert,” said Lynn Bamford, President, Defense and Power. “With support for actively cooled -45º to +85ºC operation, the certified DTS1 is now able to support a much wider range of environmentally challenging applications, bringing cost-effective, NSA-approved protection of data-at-rest to many more programs.”

The DTS1 uniquely incorporates two distinct layers of AES 256-bit encryption into one device, making protection of Top Secret data more cost effective and low risk than traditional NSA Type 1 device development. Both the hardware and software FDE layers have been individually evaluated and certified against two Common Criteria protection profiles: (1) collaborative Protection Profile for Full Disk Encryption – Encryption Engine; (2) collaborative Protection Profile for Full Disk Encryption – Authorization Acquisition.  The DTS1 has also been approved to be on NATO Information Assurance Product List (NIAPC).