Seagate FIPS 140-2 and TAA Compliant Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDS) Now Available for Government Purchase Through Carahsoft

Devices Help Protect Data At Rest (DAR), Mitigating Security Risks Associated With Today’s Mobile Workforce

CUPERTINO, Calif., and RESTON, Va., June 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seagate Government Solutions, a U.S.-based subsidiary of Seagate, a world leader in storage solutions, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced a partnership. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as a public sector distributor for Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliant Seagate Secure™ Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs) with FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certification. TAA compliant Seagate Self-Encrypting Drives help agencies mitigate security risk, achieve regulatory compliance and provide transparent, robust security.

Seagate was the first company to offer disk drives that achieve the rigorous FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certification. FIPS 140-2 Level 2 is the worldwide standard for cryptographic modules certification from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Canadian Communications Security Establishment Certification (CSEC).

In addition, Seagate is also the only hard disk drive manufacturer with products to qualify as “Designed in the U.S.A.” via U.S. Customs and Border Protection and to meet the TAA requirements for the GSA Schedule and other U.S. Government contracts.

“Seagate SEDs are used to protect Data at Rest and reduce IT drive retirement costs—two key goals of every government agency,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft president. “With Seagate in our portfolio, we are now able to offer our government customers and reseller partners the widest selection of FIPS 140-2 certified SEDs to prevent the loss and theft of sensitive data and achieve regulatory compliance.”

Seagate is the pioneer and leader in Data at Rest (DAR) protection and strong media disposal with SEDs. Secure and compliant SEDs offer significant performance and TCO advantages over CPU and full disk encryption methods while being streamlined enough for a one-person IT department to manage and maintain.

“We are excited to work with Carahsoft to bring these new, certified drives to the government market, as we know they can solve the critical challenges around data security that concern IT teams and government employees alike,” said Deb Oliver, president, Seagate Government Solutions.

Seagate’s line of TAA compliant enterprise and laptop self-encrypting drives are available now through Carahsoft. For more information about the next generation of high-capacity, high-performance drives, visit Seagate in the Carahsoft Partner Pavilion at the GEOINT 2017 Symposium, June 4-7 in San Antonio, TX; view this whitepaper, 1200.2 SAS SSD Family, or contact Carahsoft at 703-889-9860 or at to learn more.

About Seagate Government Solutions

Seagate Government Solutions is a U.S.-based business entity of Seagate Technology focused on the federal government’s big data, scale-out storage, and security needs. Seagate Government Solutions will draw from Seagate’s purpose-engineered storage and security storage technology – encompassing a robust supply chain, from components and storage devices to file systems – to deliver the levels of security, performance, efficiency, complexity reduction and risk mitigation especially needed in this space.

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About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-performing GSA Schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Dell EMC, Symantec, Veritas, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Red Hat, Open Source, HPE Software, SAP, Salesforce, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer and is listed annually among the industry's fastest-growing and largest firms by CRN, Inc., Forbes, Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal and SmartCEO. Visit us at

Carahsoft Contact:
Mary Lange