ARETE GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS, LLC
he Centers for Disease Control have a Centers-wide requirement for transportable USB storage devices
which will significantly increase CDC personnel productivity. CDC personnel will be able to access data
stored on these devices wherever they may be.
Government Departments and Agencies are under growing pressure to comply with new security egulations
and standards and be in compliance with the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act in order to protect
Using encryption technology is an effective way for the Government to protect critical information; the
challenge remains the implementation of a data security strategy that offers true end-to-end protection of
sensitive information and systems. Various Government regulations, including the Federal Information
Processing Standards (FIPS) 140, specifically FIPS 140-2, published by the US National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) is the Federal Government standard and worldwide de-facto standards
for the implementation of cryptographic modules.
For maximum security the CDC requires two factor authentication.
The McAfee Encrypted USB storage devices proposed by Arete’ are best-in-class FIPS 140 level 2
validated devices with transparent on-board hardware encryption and up to 3-factor authentication. These
devices can be tracked and managed organization-wide using the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) for
automated security reporting, auditing, monitoring, and policy administration. McAfee ePO already is in
use by the CDC. In addition, McAfee’s award winning Anti-Virus can be provided on-board the USB
The McAfee USB drives proposed meet and exceed the requirements of the CDC.