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The TOUGHBOOK 40 gets Viasat Encrypted Solid State Drive

Panasonic has announced ‘the world’s premier’ rugged notebook for the Defence industry can now be equipped with the Eclypt Core Encrypted Internal Solid State Drive from global communications company, Viasat Inc.

Available in May 2023, the TOUGHBOOK 40 notebook with solid state self-encrypting hard drive is certified for use in the UK for securing Top Secret information and all security levels below, as well as certified for use by NATO and other European countries.

Jon Tucker, General Manager Engineering, Product & Mobility Solutions, at Panasonic Mobile Solutions Business Division said, “This is the next step in extending our partnership with Viasat to offer the highest-level security drives across the TOUGHBOOK range. With the current geopolitical tensions across Europe and beyond, the demand for this type of highly secure, rugged, and modular flexible device is growing every day.”

The 14-inch rugged notebook is designed for Defence, including operational use on foot and in vehicle, as well as for vehicle diagnostics, maintenance, and for training. For Police and border control, the device is ideal for operational services, such as routing, numberplate, or suspect identification. Taking rugged computing to another level, the modular design allows mobile workers to modify the device quickly and easily for different challenges by equipping 7 expansion areas.

The new all-black model is built for use in the most extreme conditions, with military-grade security and communications capabilities to support mission-critical operations. The Windows 11 Secured-core PC is equipped with an Intel Core i5-1145G7 vPro processor (Intel Core i7 vPro processor optional), 16GB RAM (up to 64GB optional), and a quick release 512GB NVMe OPAL SSD as standard (up to 2TB optional).

It is now also certified for use with quick-release NATO-approved VIASAT self-encrypting secure drives, as well as MIL connectors and docking stations. To immediately switch off light and electronic transmissions when in operation, it also has a one-touch Concealed Mode function.

Hisham Awad, Managing Director of Viasat UK added, “We are excited to expand our partnership with Panasonic and integrate Viasat encryption into the TOUGHBOOK 40 to offer defence users next-generation rugged and highly secure devices. Designed and manufactured in the UK, Viasat’s Eclypt secure data-at-rest technology combines sophisticated authentication, entire-disk encryption, and data storage into tamper-evident internal or portable hardware. In the event of device theft, loss, or attack, the solid state drive helps ensure the data is protected and secure once powered off. We look forward to continuing bringing forward advanced data-at-rest solutions to help defence users protect their most sensitive data.”

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