Military Embedded Systems

DIGISTOR and Cigent Form Technology Partnership to Advance Zero Trust Data Protection and Secure Data at Rest (DAR) Storage Solutions

Press Release

September 08, 2021

VANCOUVER, Washington, August 31, 2021 – DIGISTOR, a leading provider of secure Data At Rest (DAR) storage solutions, and Cigent Technology, Inc., a leader in embedded cybersecurity, announced a technology partnership to expand data security across the entire lifecycle of a storage drive from initial deployment to end-of-life for military, defense, and critical infrastructure applications.

“We are excited to forge the partnership and believe that together we can offer a wider breadth of solutions for secure data storage,” said Robin Wessel, Executive Vice President, CDSG. “This partnership complements our recent Citadel™ pre-boot authentication news and is part of our strategy to help military and defense customers address the ever-increasing and varied threats challenging nations’ security.”

The effort will combine Cigent’s Dynamic Data Defense Engine™ (D³E) with DIGISTOR encrypted SSD storage products. By integrating Cigent’s zero-trust file access software and firmware-based cybersecurity technology into DIGISTOR FIPS 140-2 L2 firmware and Common Criteria (CC) certified SSD drives, the companies will deliver a suite of products that address evolving and potentially catastrophic security threats. In addition, bundling Cigent’s D³E security solutions and services with the DIGISTOR line of commercial self-encrypting drives (SED) will increase storage security by protecting critical infrastructure at all times by combining software and hardware-based encryption with file-level multi-factor authentication.

“We are pleased to work with DIGISTOR and believe the combination of our expertise and technologies will provide a powerful range of Secure Storage solutions that will meet the diverse requirements and environments of today’s military and agency operations,” said Bradley Rowe, CEO at Cigent.

DIGISTOR expects to announce products emanating from this partnership later in 2021. The products will be part of the company’s extensive suite of secure DAR solutions for commercial and government cybersecurity applications. The new solutions will be available through leading PC OEMs, system integrators, and distributors worldwide.

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About Cigent
Cigent is an In-Q-Tel-backed cybersecurity company founded by data recovery, storage, and cyber threat experts that protect businesses and individuals against any threat vector, even after a security breach. Cigent Data Defense solves more than three decades of failure by the cybersecurity industry to prevent ransomware, data theft, and insider theft by placing protection as close to the data as possible—inside the firmware of storage devices— and adds Zero Trust multi-factor authentication that protects data at the endpoint, on the network, in the cloud, or when shared with trusted users. Cigent Data Defense is comprised of Cigent’s D³E Windows-based software solution and Cigent’s self-defending Secure SSDs (Solid-State Drives). For more information, please visit

DIGISTOR, a CRU Data Security Group (CDSG) brand, provides secure storage solutions for Data at Rest. CDSG is a leading provider of data security solutions and data transport and storage devices for government and military agencies, small and medium-sized businesses, the entertainment industry, corporate IT departments, data centers, and digital forensic investigators. Its other brands include CRU removable storage devices, ioSafe® fireproof and waterproof data storage devices, and WiebeTech® digital investigation devices.

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