Full-disk encryption (FDE) and self-encrypting drives (SED) encrypt data as it is written to the disk and decrypt data as it is read off the disk. FDE makes sense for laptops, which are highly susceptible to loss or theft. But FDE isn’t suitable for the most common risks faced in data center and cloud environments.
The advantages of FDE/SED include:
The limitations of full-disk encryption/self-encrypting drives (FDE/SED) include:
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