Data and intellectual property is the life blood for a company in the modern information driven economy. Although much money and effort has been spent at protecting corporate networks from outside intrusion, many security analysts agree that there are still  onsiderable vulnerabilities relating to data theft by either physically stealing, misplacing, or inappropriate redeployment or
disposal of hard drives from corporate computers and storage arrays. An effective solution to the problem of ensuring that data on hard drives that leave the data center cannot be used to compromise critical information is to employ Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) technology. SEDs, coupled with Dell EqualLogic PS Series storage arrays, provide an industry leading solution for securing corporate data from hard drive loss or theft.