Software developers anywhere in the self-encrypting drive (SED) ecosystem should be interested in the open-source OPAL client management software being provided on multiple OS platforms. The many uses include:
- Test-bed interface for examining multiple-vendor SEDs on multiple OS environments.
- Vendor-neutral client management simplifies local management and encourages broader SED adoption
- Provides a common/standard platform for the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) OPAL compatibility and conformance testing standards published by the TCG Storage Workgroup.
- Integrates easily into centralized SED management systems; broadens such management coverage and thus encourages SED adoption.