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Assurance Continuity - Seagate SecureĀ® TCG SSC Self-Encrypting Drives

Date of Maintenance Completion:  2023.04.27

Product Type:    Encrypted Storage

Conformance Claim:  Protection Profile Compliant

PP Identifier:    collaborative Protection Profile for Full Drive Encryption - Encryption Engine Version 2.0 + Errata 20190201

Original Evaluated TOE:  2022.04.07 - Seagate SecureĀ® TCG Opal and Enterprise SSC Self-Encrypting Drives

CC Certificate [PDF] Validation Report [PDF] Assurance Activity [PDF]

Administrative Guide [PDF]

Please note:  The above files are for the Original Evaluated TOE.  Consequently, they do not refer to this maintained version, although they apply to the maintained version. 

Security Target [PDF] * Assurance Continuity Maintenance Report [PDF] Administrative Guide [PDF]

Please note:  This serves as an addendum to the VR for the Original Evaluated TOE. 

* This is the Security Target (ST) associated with the latest Maintenance Release.  To view previous STs for this TOE, click here.

Readers are reminded that the certification of this product (TOE) is the result of maintenance, rather than an actual re-evaluation of the product.  Maintenance only considers the affect of TOE changes on the assurance baseline (i.e. the original evaluated TOE); maintenance is not intended to provide assurance in regard to the resistance of the TOE to new vulnerabilities or attack methods discovered since the date of the initial certificate.  Such assurance can only be gained through re-evaluation. 

Using a security impact analysis of the changes made to the TOE, which was provided by the developer, the CCEVS has determined that the impact of changes on the TOE are considered minor and that independent evaluator analysis was not necessary.  A summary of the results can be found in the Maintenance Report, which is written in relation to the product's original validation report and Security Target.  Readers are therefore reminded to read the Security Target, Validation Report, and the Assurance Maintenance Report to fully understand the meaning of what a maintained certificate represents. 

Product Description

There were 87 non-security relevant firmware changes associated with this Assurance Continuity update.  There was the addition of two new hardware models (ST18000NM002D and ST20000NM005D).  The new hardware versions are based on the existing certified hardware models and the hardware change is minor in scope to achieve greater storage capacity.  There were no changes to the Development Environment, or to the Security Functions.  The following table is an accounting of the firmware changes divided into the sub-categories: New Features and Feature Enhancements, Performance Improvements, and Bug Fixes.  Detailed information regarding each of the firmware changes is provided in the IAR (Impact Analysis Report).


Number of Changes

Applicability to New Firmware Versions

New Features and Feature Enhancements


There were no new Features, and all nine Feature Enhancements were included in the new firmware versions.

Performance Improvements


All nine Performance Improvements were included in the new firmware versions.

Bug Fixes


68 Bug Fixes were included in all new firmware versions.  There was one performance improvement that was only included in firmware version EF03.


The code changes did not impact the crypto software and, therefore, did not require update to the CAVP certificates. There were no changes to the EAR and KMD except to add the new firmware releases and the new hardware modules and to update any documentation references to the new version(s).

Vendor Information

Seagate Technology, LLC
Ayan Osman
(720) 684-2008
(720) 684-2008
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