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Encryption 101 – Origin’s Security Journey

25th October 2018

Data encryption grows more sophisticated with each passing year, and still it seems as though it’s not fast enough to keep up with the increasing capabilities of cyber criminals. Add in the capacity for human error, and you start to get a better of idea of why data protection needs to be taken seriously*.

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Heathrow Airport launches investigation after USB breach

30th October 2017

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Heathrow Airport says it has launched an internal investigation after a USB stick containing security information was reportedly found on the street.

The Sunday Mirror reported that the USB stick had 76 folders with maps, videos and documents, including details of measures used to protect the Queen.

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DataLocker Announces Launch of Kingston, IronKey and Sentry Encrypted USB Devices with McAfee Security Technology

11th October 2017

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Embedded, persistent malware scanning gives CISOs peace of mind that sensitive data is safe; Free 90 day trial to all new customers

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS, October 11, 2017 – DataLocker, Inc. (datalocker.com), a global provider of enterprise encryption solutions – hardware encrypted storage devices, encrypted cloud storage, and central management systems – today announced that its managed Kingston DataTraveler, IronKey and Sentry Encrypted USB devices are now enhanced with embedded technology from McAfee, one of the world’s leading cybersecurity companies. The DataLocker product line offers new, next-generation encrypted USB storage devices that protects data from known and unknown vulnerabilities by actively monitoring and analyzing data stored on the USB devices, and proactively blocks attempted attacks.

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Being asked for NVMe?

25th September 2017

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Origin has launched the latest additions to its Inception SSD range with the M.2 and Add In Card (AIC) NVMe solutions.

Designed to meet the highest workflow environments, NVMe is the latest development in the SSD market. NVMe massively surpasses the performance offered by current SATA SSDs with an individual NVMe offering up-to 2,800MB/s & 310k IOPS.

Despite being a new technology aimed at high performance systems, even legacy systems can benefit by using the universal AIC solution, allowing increased life-cycles through re-assignment.

  • Capacities from 128gb – 1TB
  • Up to 2,800MB/s & 310,000 IOPS
  • Built using Tier 1 NAND
  • 3 Year Advanced Replacement Warranty

 

DataLocker GDPR White Paper Now Available

20th June 2017

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GDPR is coming – prevent lost portable data and avoid €20 million or more in fines – On 25 May 2018 the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) come into force. It is therefore high time to get ready as the changes that may be required can be significant.

The EU law also has a extraterritorial clause meaning that it applies to any organization that in some wayhandle data originating from EU citizens. The ICO in the UK have been outspoken that UK business need to get in line and will not receive a free pass on compliance due to Brexit.

Download the full DataLocker GDPR white paper here

 

 

DL3 password recovery with SafeConsole initial concept finished

24th May 2017

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Origin can now report on current progress for DL3 with SafeConsole integration. As it stands, DL3 is limited, as it only allows inventory, audit, and report. The ability to reset password and read-only mode was missing. Here is the video demonstration:

http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cbh0r7XgPl

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DataLocker announces they will be exhibiting at Infosecurity Europe in London, 06-08 June 2017

22nd May 2017

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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, May, 2017 – DataLocker (datalocker.com), a developer of data encryption solutions for portable storage devices, central management systems, and cloud encryption gateway, today announced that the company will be exhibiting in participation with Kingston Technology (kingston.com) at the upcoming 22nd Infosecurity Europe conference at Olympia London, 06-08 June, 2017 stand E241.

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World Backup Day March 31st

31st March 2017

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World Backup Day is March 31st; don’t be an April Fool. Back up your data.

The Scary Statistics

Did you know that less than 7% of people save their data on a daily basis? 49 % perform a backup on a monthly basis, while a staggering 30% of people have never even backed up their data. Backing up your data will protect your life’s work when your storage device fails, 75% of data losses are due to Hardware malfunction (44%) and User error (32%).

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Qsan Xcube SAN X32260 Product Review

3rd March 2017

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QSAN’s Latest XCubeSAN XS3226D, the 26 bay small form factor SAN gets a great review from Storage Magazine!

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Origin Storage Announces New Exclusive Partnership with Thecus

23rd February 2017

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Basingstoke, Hampshire: February 23rd 2017. Origin Storage and Thecus announce new exclusive partnership for Origin in UK and EIRE.

Thecus, a recognized global leader of digital storage solutions has agreed a new partnership with Origin Storage to exclusively manage its Reseller channels in both the UK and Ireland.

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Origin Storage Announces New Security Product – Privacy Filters

6th December 2016

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Origin Storage Announces New Security Product – Privacy Filters

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Origin Storage forms collaboration partnership with Cardwave

3rd October 2016

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Basingstoke, Hampshire: October – 3rd – 2016. Origin Storage have become a Solutions Partner of SafeToGo™ centrally managed encrypted USB’s by Cardwave.

 Mobile work forces are an important part of any modern day corporate environment, and USB storage devices have become essential, but they are small and easy to lose! SafeToGo™ is a security solution for individuals and organisations who value their data and need assurances that it can be kept safe when being carried around.

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Identity and personal data theft account for 64% of all data breaches

21st September 2016

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Data breaches increased 15% in the first six months of 2016 compared to the last six months of 2015, according to Gemalto.

Worldwide, there were 974 reported data breaches and more than 554 million compromised data records in the first half of 2016, compared to 844 data breaches and 424 million compromised data records in the previous six months. In addition, 52% percent of the data breaches in the first half of this year did not disclose the number of compromised records at the time they were reported.

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EU GDPR – prevent lost portable data

8th June 2016

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Every company doing business in the European Union has some challenges ahead.
IAPP President and CEO J. Trevor Hughes

Concerns for any EU or globally active entity.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means that organizations, that handle EU citizens data face fines of up to €20 million or 4% of their global annual turnover if they are found non-compliant.

“Thanks to an extraterritoriality clause, even a company or service provider with no physical EU footprint still has to comply with the EU data protection legislation if it processes EU citizens’ data making it of global concern.” stated Duncan Brown, research director at IDC to SearchCIO.

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VisionTek Announces Long-Awaited Expansion into European Market

18th April 2016

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Increases in EMEA demand drives strategic distribution partnership with Origin Storage

April 18, 2016, East Dundee, IL – VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®) http://www.visiontek.com, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced expanded distribution of products into Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The EMEA demand is primarily fuelled by Dell’s aftermarket PC upgrade options that VisionTek designs for optimal system compatibility, and is made possible through a partnership with Origin Storage based out of the UK.

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How it all began

28th October 2015

For more than a decade now, Origin Storage has been an established provider to many of the IT industry’s leading Resellers. At the heart of our success lies a dedicated team of trusted advisers with a wealth of knowledge in storage and data security.
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Talk Talk hack data was unencrypted

23rd October 2015

TalkTalk hack data was unencrypted, company says, leaving it open to hackers despite repeated cyber attacks. The hack is the third major incident within the company in the last 12 months, with customers’ information once again being stolen.

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Nominated for the CRN Awards

22nd October 2015

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On 2nd September, the CRN Awards released the shortlisted companies within their 24 different categories for 2015. Origin Storage was one of the companies shortlisted, for the “Storage Distributor of the year” category.

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Western Digital is buying SanDisk for $19 billion

22nd October 2015

It’s been confirmed! Western Digital, the world’s largest storage manufacturer, is buying one of the world’s largest flash memory manufacturers, SanDisk. The deal is worth $86.50 per share, which adds up to a total of $19 billion. 

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Back it up, back it up

21st October 2015

We create more data every day. Every time we upload a picture on social media, every time we record a video. With the rise in Internet of Things (IoT) our thermostats, vehicles and fridges are adding to the stream of data.  The Internet reaches to the far flung corners of the globe and the number of users streaming data, seemingly just into the nether, continues to expand every day.

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Storage Glossary of Terms

20th October 2015

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AB
AES – Advanced Encryption Standard
AIT – Advanced Intelligent Tape
AME – Advanced Metal Evaporated
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Global SSD Market to Post CAGR of 41% Until 2022

2nd October 2015

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According to a new market report made public by Transparent Market Research Solid State Drive Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 – 2022($4,795), the global SSD market was valued at $15.1 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $229.5 billion by 2022, expanding at a CAGR of 40.7% from 2015 to 2022. Continue reading…

Laptop Upgrades- Memory (RAM)

25th September 2015

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What you need to know about laptop upgrades (part 2: Memory)

Laptops aren’t easy to upgrade as desktop PCs. In fact, newer laptops are becoming harder to upgrade- but you still may need to upgrade your laptop with more RAM or a solid-state drive. Continue reading…

Laptop Upgrades – Solid State Drive

24th September 2015

What you need to know about laptop upgrades (part 1: SSD)

Laptops aren’t easy to upgrade as desktop PCs. In fact, newer laptops are becoming harder to upgrade- but you still may need to upgrade your laptop with more RAM or a solid-state drive.

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Latest news on Qsan

15th September 2015

windowsJ300Q – The best DAS/JBOD enclosure for Windows Storage Spaces

With commodity servers (computes) and J300Q DAS enclosures, users can construct your own software defined storage infrastructure using Windows Storage Spaces. J300Q series supports SAS, SATA, and SSD drives in both 3.5″(LFF) and 2.5″(SFF) form factors. Continue reading…

Here’s to a new beginning

15th September 2015

 

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New MLC-Based SATA III SSD offers cost-effective, high-capacity storage without compromising great performance and reliability for notebooks and desktops

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The backdoor threat to UK plc

26th June 2015

The new crisis regarding creating a “backdoor” or a “golden key” to encrypted hard drives is a major threat to technology. The National Security Agency (NSA) director, Mike Rogers, tried to calm doubts about the government’s plans to maintain built-in access to data held by US technology companies, by saying that creating these “backdoors” will not be harmful to privacy, would not fatally compromise encryption and would not ruin international markets for US technology products. Continue reading…

NAS 101- What is Network Attached Storage?

24th June 2015

Data is a critical asset for companies today. Without access to their data, companies may not be able to provide their customers with the level of service desired. Poor customer service, loss of sales or team collaboration problems are all examples of what can happen when information is not available to teams within a company.

Additionally, when it comes to data storage, small businesses find themselves faced with other issues, such as needing their storage solution to be:

  • Lower cost
  • Easy to operate (many small businesses do not have IT staff)
  • Capable of growing alongside their storage needs
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Data Centres and Big Data trends

18th June 2015

Several converging trends, such as IT consumerization, increased number of users, more devices and a lot more data, have pushed the storage environment to a new level. Now, these new technologies aren’t only driving the cloud — they’re pushing forward all of the technologies that support cloud computing. At the epicentre of the cloud sits the data centre. This is the central point where all information is gathered, and then distributed to other data centres or to the end-user. Continue reading…

Go LED with Port Designs

16th June 2015

Origin Storage is introducing the new revolutionary GO LED Backpack by Port Designs. The new backpack has an integrated indicator light display. Made for mobility and commuting, GO LED backpack has a flashing LED panel increasing visibility during journeys, sport activities and leisure trips. Continue reading…

Expanding the storage arena with Qsan

16th June 2015

Origin Storage has taken on board Qsan, a global leader in advanced storage solutions. As Qsan’s official UK distributor for its TrioNAS range of products, Origin will bring enterprise-class features to small and medium sized businesses.

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Origin solutions Powered by Seagate

14th May 2015

Update your servers with Origin solutions Powered by Seagate

Storage has always been the heart of everything we do. We manufacture a full range of quality matched drive solutions for most branded Servers, Notebooks and Desktops. We also distribute specialist storage solutions for the most demanding markets. Last year (2014) only, Origin supplied over 23,000 matched HDD solutions throughout Europe. All drive options in all sizes and speeds are available for any desktop, notebook, server or data centre.

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DataLocker Introduces Encryption Management Platform (EMP)

23rd April 2015

Origin Storage is proud to present the NEW secure storage command centre that helps companies protect sensitive information, no matter where it goes.

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The new Encryption Management Platform is brought by Datalocker, leading provider of encryption solutions. This advanced management platform helps companies with multiple encrypted endpoints track the location and use of sensitive data and intellectual property around the globe.

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My Rockstar story, by ITV

17th February 2015

ITV Studios is a prominent addition to the rapidly growing Rockstar customer base.
The world famous broadcaster really doesn’t need further introduction, but for good measure – here goes: ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster, operating the largest commercial family of channels in the UK. In addition to traditional broadcasting on its channels, ITV delivers content on demand through numerous platforms, both directly and via the ITV Player. Through ITV Studios the company produces content for both its own channels and third parties in the UK and increasingly overseas. The ITV distribution business sells finished programmes and formats worldwide.
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Origin at CCKO2015

12th February 2015

First time at Computacenter’s Annual Kick-off event

Origin Storage recently attended our first ever Computacenter Kick-off event held at Celtic Manor Resort, it was a superb event which started by watching the opening game of the Six Nations at The Millennium Stadium  in Cardiff!!
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Welcome to Our New Website

9th February 2015

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It’s here! New website announcement!

Here at Origin Storage we’re very excited to announce the launch of our new website which goes live today and is located under the same web address as before www.originstorage.com. The site’s home page features bright colours and an uncluttered design as well as including the newly designed logo. A few of our goals with the new website were to make it faster, easier to navigate and more user friendly.

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Origin Plumps for Rockstar lifestyle

20th January 2015

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Origin Storage named master distributor of the Rockstar Data range of shared storage solutions

Rockstar Data, the Northern Ireland based manufacturer of high-end shared storage solutions, developed for creative professionals demanding ultra-high speed collaboration and large amounts of redundant storage, has named Origin Storage as its main operations and distribution partner for Northern Europe.

 Andy Cordial, CEO of Origin Storage commented – ‘the Rockstar product range is a prominent addition to our existing portfolio of high availability storage solutions. Rockstar’s no-nonsense, no-compromise approach to business fits well with Origin’s own beliefs. We are delighted to be part of the Rockstar journey and we expect the Rockstar business to significantly increase our revenue in the coming years.’

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Origin partners with WinMagic

20th January 2015

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Origin Storage announces Channel Program Partnership with WinMagic

Origin Storage established provider to many leading IT resellers, announced the launch of its new official Channel Program Partnership with encryption management vendor WinMagic Inc.

The alliance with WinMagic brings award-winning software, SecureDoc, line of products to Origin Storage’s community while delivering comprehensive channel-centric benefits designed specifically for resellers and best in breed self-encrypting drive (SED) technology.

The SecureDoc software manages the credentials for SEDs and, additionally, ensures protection of sensitive information stored on desktops and laptops by employing authentication from password to hardware token, biometrics, and PKI, starting right at pre-boot time. WinMagic’s award-winning products fulfill the requirements of even the most security conscious users by focusing on concrete security features and, at the same time, by offering unparalleled flexibility.

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Channel Integrator of the Year at Seagate Partner Awards 2014

20th January 2015

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We are the Champions: Origin Storage become Channel Integrator of the Year at Seagate Partner Awards in 2014

Matched solutions specialist, Origin Storage, is proud to announce their recent achievement, winning UK Channel Integrator of the Year 2014 at the Seagate Partner Awards held on 10th September at The Belfry.

The award was presented to Andy Cordial, Managing Director of Origin Storage by Seagate’s Sales Manager for UK and Ireland, Andrew Palmer. Origin stood out as the winner due to their strong and committed partnership with Seagate; with Seagate a consistent and valued fixture within Origin’s product offering and reseller activity.

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