Enhance Your Personal Security Protection with Kingston’s Latest Hardware Encrypted USB Drives
Kingston has announced a few new items on the block to spice up secure USB flash drive access for those looking to protect their data offsite while transporting it.
The new IronKey Vault Privacy 50 and Vault Privacy 80 series start the list, but both serve their range of customers in a bit different ways. For the Vault Privacy 50, it’s basically an encrypted USB drive with FIPS 197 certification and AES 256-bit hardware encryption in XTS mode to deter any level of basic hacking. modes with the latter offers several means of authentication such as numeric PIN, phrase, word list or even lyrics from 10 to 64 characters. To protect against unauthorized access, lockout occurs on 10 invalid entries in a row and cryptographic wipe engages if the same is done for the admin password. For large-scale deployment, IT administrators can add a Product ID to track, manage, and reset each unique unit as needed. Plus, read-only mode and virtual keyboard add more protection against things like keyloggers and the like.
On the other hand, the Vault Privacy 80 is Kingston’s first OS-independent external SSD, complete with touchscreen and one-time hardware encryption. Using the same FIPS 197 certified with XTS-AES 256-bit encryption, it has all the protection features as the previous VP50 plus it can protect against brute force and BadUSB attacks with digitally signed firmware so that everything user who frequent cloud services can feel safe uploading sensitive information to VP80 player. For cryptographic lockout and wipe protection, the limit is increased to 15 from 10. Additionally, it comes with a neoprene travel case and 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 adapter cables to easily connect to computers via USB-C or USB. -A. In terms of capacity, there are 480GB, 960GB, and 1920GB variants to choose from.
For the average person who isn’t so high on security, the new DataTraveler microDuo 3C provides dual USB-C and USB-A connection in its compact form factor with 256GB capacity to offer plug-and-play connectivity wide and easy. Running up to 200MB/s read over USB 3.2 Gen 1 protocol, transfer your files quickly between all smartphones, tablets and computers. For the DataTraveler Micro, it only has USB-A but everything else is identical to the microDuo 3C but housed in a premium metal case.
These new Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy and DataTraveler series products are available for purchase today.