SOURCE: Ciphertex


September 12, 2011 05:45 ET

Ciphertex Announces New RANGER-COP for Forensic Security Storage at HTCIA International Conference

Ideal for Law Enforcement Cyber Crime Environments, RANGER-COP Redefines "Ease of Use" for High Capacity Secure Storage

CHATSWORTH, CA and INDIAN WELLS, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2011) - Ciphertex Data Security, a global provider of powerful and affordable data security storage products and services, uses the 2011 High Tech Crime Investigation Association Conference (HTCIA) to introduce its new RANGER-COP family (Ciphertex Optimized Protection), an easy-to-use and compact pair of products that combine AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption with up to 15Terabytes of capacity that is designed for forensic computing and cybercrime investigative applications. The Ranger-COP is designed with rugged portability for plug, play and simplified replication of computer system hard drives for full forensic review.

The market benefits of the new RANGER-COP will be demonstrated at the annual three-day HTCIA International Conference and Training Expo at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort in Indian Wells, CA, Booth # 3, starting Monday, September 12, 2011.

When law enforcement seizes a computer suspected of criminal activity, they need to conduct a full capture of the hard drive to check for fraudulent transactions, web site histories, evidence of hacking, changed and deleted files and pirated content. In addition, today's forensic software can ascertain deleted or changed files and identify evidence of criminal activity, child pornography and evidence of sexual predators targeting minors. The RANGER-COP easily plugs into any computer and works seamlessly with all leading forensic software applications. Ranger works in any sort of physical environment to securely replicate the target hard drive(s) for subsequent forensic analysis.

"Cybercrime is one of the world's fastest growing aspects of law enforcement investigations, but typical storage solutions lack the capacity needed for full replication or don't feature strong security technology," said Jerry Kaner, president and CEO, Ciphertex. "Ciphertex has worked closely with the law enforcement community to ascertain the features and functionality for secure storage solutions they need to more effectively capture and securely store data in order to properly conduct forensic investigations. We believe the RANGER-COP's combination of ease of use with military grade encryption and high capacity storage maintains the integrity of the replicated evidence to help convict cybercriminals of a broad range of computer crime."

Key features of the RANGER-COP include:

  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption combines maximum security with maximum performance
  • Key-based encryption allows for secure transportability of classified documents/content
  • Fast eSATA interface (300MB/sec) supports the most demanding applications
  • Pluggable interface modules provide maximum flexibility of unit connectivity
  • Free NovaBACKUP software provides automatic backup to the portable RANGER-COP

Pricing and Availability
Contact Ciphertex for pricing on the RANGER-COP, or stop by the Ciphertex booth at the HTCIA show. Standard configurations include eSATA interface, but pluggable USB 2.0, Firewire 800 and USB 3.0 interface modules are available as accessories. RANGER-COP is available immediately by calling 1-877-977-8878 or 1-818-773-8989, or send email to

About Ciphertex Data Security
Ciphertex Data Security (, based in Chatsworth, California, offers powerful, affordable data security solutions, products and services to companies and businesses around the world. Our products feature the highest levels of hardware-based data encryption. Today´s larger digital media capacities, increased data mobility, and growing security concerns demand comprehensive endpoint, hardware-based data encryption. Ciphertex provides in-depth data protection and security services featuring the highest level of assessment, intervention and protection that prevents data loss. Ciphertex was named the best startup by InformationWeek Analytics at Interop 2011 in Las Vegas last May.

By protecting data from loss, theft or corruption, Ciphertex completes IT´s role in maximizing efficiencies and safeguarding data resources. With Ciphertex, users are assured of Maximum-Security Data Protection and secures mobile data. Through key global partnerships, Ciphertex products and services are sold around the world through a growing number of online and traditional resellers, VARs, and distributors. For more information about Ciphertex Data Security and its products, please visit

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