Mercury Systems Receives Top Level Award from Military & Aerospace Electronics 2017 Innovators Awards Program

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) ( announced today that its ASURRE-Stor® Self-Encrypting Solid-State Drive (SSD) for Classified Programs was recognized with a top level award by the judges of the annual Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of a panel of senior third-party expert professionals.

Mercury Systems was honored with a Platinum award. The ASURRE-Stor SSD device honored with this award features a custom-designed cryptographic engine tailored to the stringent requirements specified in the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program. Developed by National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Security Service (CSS), the CSfC program layers rapidly deployed, highly agile commercial technologies for affordable data at rest protection up to the Top Secret designation.

Manufactured in the Company’s Defense Microelectronics Association (DMEA)-accredited Advanced Microelectronics Center (AMC) in Phoenix, Ariz., the ASURRE-Stor SSD is the first and only hardware full disk encryption (HWFDE) solution to receive third-party validation of compliance to the standards outlined in the CSfC program. Unlike competing commercial technologies neither tested nor validated to these standards, ASURRE-Stor SSD device seamlessly combines data at rest protection with a full suite of performance-enhancing algorithms. As a result, predictable and sustained read/write operations are assured in the harshest of military environments.

“Having introduced the first commercial SSD independently validated for secure defense programs, we are honored to receive Platinum recognition from Military & Aerospace Electronics,” said Charlie Leader, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mercury’s Advanced Microelectronics Systems group. “Mercury has embedded innovation deeply into the foundation of our research, development, and commercialization processes to deliver affordable yet highly differentiated microelectronic solutions. The US government and our nation’s warfighters can rely on Mercury to continue delivering innovations that matter to our national security interests.”

Customers benefiting from personal assistance integrating the highest levels of security into their data storage application can contact Mercury’s application engineering team. Customers can visit or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or

Alan Bergstein, publisher of Military & Aerospace Electronics (, said “This prestigious program allows Military & Aerospace Electronics to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the military electronics industry. Our 2017 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact.”

The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Value to the User
  • Sustainability
  • Meeting a Defined Need
  • Collaboration
  • Impact

The 2017 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards Honorees are featured in the November Issue of Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine as well as on

About Military & Aerospace Electronics
Published since 1990, Military & Aerospace Electronics delivers time-sensitive news, in-depth analyses, case studies, and real-world applications of new products, industry opinion, and the latest trends in the use of mil-spec, rugged and commercial of-the-shelf components. The Military & Aerospace Electronics brand includes the magazine, website (, email newsletters and webcasts.

About The Military & Aerospace Electronics 2017 Innovators Awards program
The Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovation Awards celebrates the most innovative applications of aerospace and defense electronics technology products and systems. Awards are presented to organizations that demonstrate excellence in the use of a product or system. Submissions are accepted from designers and integrators, and users of military and aerospace electronics systems.

About Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters™
Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) is a leading commercial provider of secure sensor and safety-critical processing subsystems. Optimized for customer and mission success, Mercury’s solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., Mercury is pioneering a next-generation defense electronics business model specifically designed to meet the industry’s current and emerging technology needs. To learn more, visit

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Robert McGrail, Director of Corporate Communications
Mercury Systems, Inc.
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