SOURCE: Ciphertex


October 25, 2010 13:05 ET

Ciphertex Launches the CX-RANGER/E -- Industry's First 5TB Portable USB 3.0 AES 256 Hardware Encrypted RAID Tower

Transporting 5 Terabytes of Encrypted Data Has Never Been so Easy or so Secure

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - October 25, 2010) -   Ciphertex Data Security, a global provider of powerful and affordable data security products and services, today introduced the CX-RANGER/E, a portable encrypted RAID system with AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption and up to 5 Terabytes of storage capacity.

The CX-RANGER/E combines a mobile security form factor in a flexible capacity RAID system that features e-SATA and USB 3.0 interface for fast data transfer rates and five Hot-Swappable 2.5" Drives. On-the-fly hardware encryption eliminates software drag and ensures peak drive performance and no other RAID system is so compact.

"As data storage needs grow within all sectors of the market, customers have been looking for greater speed and storage capacities to be able to store, move and secure all their sensitive data," said Jerry Kaner, president and CEO, Ciphertex. "The CX-RANGER/E 5 Terabyte unit fills this requirement at an economical price for portabel and highly secure network. The CX-RANGER/E is ideal for our customers who must have the highest level of security enabled when they physically need to move their business critical data or forensics data."

Computer Forensics is a discrete science with strict protocols for acquisition, chain of custody, and the protection of highly expensive data. The CX-RANGER/E offers powerful network capabilities to store AES-256 bit hardware encrypted RAIDs with stream line protection and sharing across an entire network.

Weighing in at eight pounds, the CX-RANGER/E is the smallest 5 TB RAID system on the market and features a built-in carrying handle for easy transport. The CX-RANGER/E is compatible with any OS that supports SATA devices.

Ciphertex debuted and demonstrated the new CX-RANGER/E and CX-5000NAS systems at the Fall Interop Conference in New York, October 18-22, 2010 and the Techno Forensics Conference in Gaithersburg, MD, October 25-26, 2010.

Additional features of the CX Ranger include:

  • Unsurpassed Value -- The most economical portable, ruggedized, 2.5" drive, eSATA, USB 3.0 RAID system on the market.
  • Easy to Install & Upgrade -- Provides a simple way to install and upgrade storage capacity.
  • Simplified Maintenance -- Smart design reduces ongoing IT labor costs.
  • Intuitive User Interface -- Graphical, menu driven interface ensures easy data management.
  • The Storage Solution -- For secure Forensic data files, photography, music, video, mp3s, media production, and more.
  • Backup Solution -- CX-RANGER/E is bundled with the award winning NovaBACKUP® data protection software, delivering a comprehensive backup solution for both business and home.
  • Catastrophe Backup --Built for on-the-go storage and real-time back-up.
  • Maximum Security -- Prevents unauthorized data access and use of lost or stolen drives. Provides protection during transportation.
  • Maximum Performance -- CX-RANGER/E with UBS 3.0 enhances up to 10X the performance of USB 2.0.
  • Enhanced User Interface -- Allows remote management and configuration through a standard web browser.
  • Ciphertex CX-RANGER/E built-in Hardware AES 256 Encryption -- can be connected to a notebook or CX-5000NAS providing complete security of store data.

Pricing and Availability

Contact Ciphertex for pricing on the CX-RANGER/E. Price depending on features and software configuration. It 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 products and services to companies and businesses around the world. Our products feature the highest levels of hardware-based encryption solutions. Today's larger digital media capacities, increased data mobility, and growing security concerns demand comprehensive, endpoint, hardware-based encryption. Ciphertex provides in-depth data security services featuring the highest level of assessment, intervention and protection.

By protecting data from loss, theft or corruption, Ciphertex completes IT´s role in maximizing efficiencies and safeguarding data resources. With Ciphertex, you are assured of Maximum-Security Data Protection. The Ciphertex family of products and services provides dependable IT security solutions to businesses around the world. Through these and other key global partnerships, our 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

Contact Information

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