Western Digital’s ArmorLock platform to revolutionize security of portable storage

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Western Digital has announced its new G-Technology-branded external SSD aimed at content creators and people with confidential content that uses the company’s ArmorLock security platform.

The new platform combines sophisticated encryption algorithms with ease-of-use as well as remote management.  Instead of using on-device password-based authentication, Western Digital’s ArmorLock relies on biometric (face recognition or fingerprint scanner) or passcode authentication used on modern smartphones and a special app that issues a key which unlocks the drive wirelessly when it is connected to a PC. The sandboxed ArmorLock applications also support remote management enabling administrators to control access of multiple users to multiple drives. 

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