NCR Hard Disk Encryption (HDE)

The NCR Secure™ security portfolio comprises NCR Solidcore Suite for APTRA, NCR Skimming Protection Solution (SPS), NCR Physical Protection Level 3, NCR Remote BIOS (Basic Input Output System) Update solution and NCR Hard Disk Encryption (HDE) amongst others. NCR security suite when deployed as part of a comprehensive security strategy will provide financial institutions protection against rampant ATM attacks.


NCR’s HDE technology solution prevents any files being added to the hard disc. Both Remote BIOS Update and HDE will provide protection from common attempts of malware attacks on ATMs. Further NCR’s HDE provides a pre-boot network authentication for each terminal. The terminal will boot to the pre-boot environment which will use the network to contact the customer’s HDE server. If, and only if, the server authorizes it, will the system boot to the OS on that hard disk. Moreover, even if someone steals the whole PC core, motherboard and drive, they will not be able to access the contents on the hard disk drive.