Saudi forces start using Turkish-made encryption device

Full-disk encryption device made by Turkish engineers aims at protecting sensitive data

Saudi Arabia’s armed forces have started using a full-disk encryption device developed by Turkish technology firm, company officials told Anadolu Agency on Friday.

The device named Diskripto was produced by Turkish engineers using local resources for Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.

Diskripto is a hardware-based full-disk encryption device that is designed to protect data-at-rest by encrypting content and securely sharing sensitive information. It is also used for protection of several data categories including financial, private individual, military and government data.

According to CTech, Diskripto is totally user transparent, unlike any software-based solutions. It is not exposed to any software-based threats such as viruses and Trojans.

The device, which can encrypt data of 600 megabytes in a second, destroys its crypto keys when it faces with an attack or external interventions, the company noted.

Additionally, CTech continues its working on a project to provide MOBIoTs — a live broadcasting and mobile data communication device from its flagship product family Modeo — for use in patrol cars of Saudi Arabian police.

Modeo product family is capable of collecting and transferring electronic news or videos.

Along with government institutions, trial process of Modeo products has been launched by many companies and institutions operating in Saudi Arabia.

CTech recently met with several companies and institutions in Saudi Arabia in order to improve its current business relations and to seek new market opportunities, the company added.