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FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated
Data Recovery Protocols

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The Federal Information Processing Standard for data handling in data recovery.

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The Federal Information Processing Standard, aka FIPS, is the U.S. government security standard that describes the encryption and security requirements for IT products destined mainly for sensitive data. FIPS 140-2 and FIPS 140-3 storage devices should comply with high standards of security so, even in case of a damaged or stolen drive, the data on it is still protected and the information stored is not compromised.


FIPS 140-2 and FIPS 140-3 define four levels of security. Each level defines which security measure the device must-have. You can check at the NIST official website if your storage device has a validated encryption module.

Level 1 FIPS 140-2 and FIPS 140-3 self-encrypted storage devices have the simplest requirements. It requires at least one tested encryption algorithm.

Level 2 FIPS 140-2 and FIPS 140-3 self-encrypted storage devices offer a role-based authentication security measure. But not individual user authentication.

This security level adds physical tamper resistance to disassembly or modification. It’s nearly impossible to violate Level 3 FIPS 140-2 and FIPS 140-3 self-encrypted storage devices.

Level 4 FIPS 140-2 and FIPS 140-3 self-encrypted storage devices have advanced tamper protection. It’s designed for sensitive data on devices at physically unprotected workplaces.

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Since 2003, SalvageData has been pioneering in the data recovery industry, becoming a trusted recovery service provider in North America


With over 78.000 successfully serviced customers, it’s no surprise that that we were awarded the Top Ten awards of Gold and Excellence. Read more testimonials:

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SalvageData is the first data recovery company in the industry to submit to annual, company-wide SOC 2 Type III audits.

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Since 2003, SalvageData has provided data recovery solutions for over 100,000 clients worldwide, which includes government entities, healthcare providers and businesses of all sizes. This has gained us the title of Best Data Recovery Services from these media outlets:

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To ensure the utmost degree of integrity for extracted digital assets, SalvageData employs the strongest security practices known to date. Our recovery services include SSAE 16 SOC3 Type III certification paired with a strict chain-of-command protocol, and a self-defending network consisting of advanced firewalls and intrusion prevention control systems

"SalvageData was able to get
100% of our data back to us"

"One of our Hard Drives failed that had a week’s worth of work on it, and SalvageData was able to get 100% of our data back to us in an extremely quick and professional manner. I would recommend SalvageData to anyone that needs their data recovered."

MELE Associates – Ken Widmaier – Helpdesk Technician

"A clear winner compared to other data recovery services."

"Without the help of SalvageData Recovery, I would not have been able to restore the data my client needed in order to complete their day-to-day operations. Their level of thoroughness and attention to detail makes them a clear winner compared to other data recovery services. I highly recommend their services for anyone who is looking for high-quality work at an affordable price."

Department of the Air Force – John H. Hardy, 1st Lt, USAF

"Excellent service provided"

"I was impressed by the rapid and accurate assessment of the necessary repairs, and prompt and courteous communication of the recovered data. I am thrilled to have this expertise available, and will seek the services of Salvage Data in the future."

Harvard Medical School – Alex Kentsis – MD, Ph.D

"Pleased with your support and service over the years"

"With online case management, prompt phone service, and different levels of service depending on the urgency Salvage Data has been a faithful partner in all my data recovery needs. I cannot express out pleased I have been with your support and service over the years."

Marietta Corporation – Brian Noftsier


Successful self-encrypted device data recovery depends on an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of different levels of FIPS 140-2 and FIPS 140-3. And SalvageData supports them all.

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