Fountain Valley, CA—Kingston Digital, Inc., the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, added 4 gigabyte as well as 8GB capacity sizes to its family of DataTraveler 2000 encrypted USB flash drives.
The smaller capacities join the existing 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models. Also, they are all FIPS-197 certified. All DataTraveler 2000 drives offer 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption and PIN protection with access through an onboard alphanumeric keypad.
In addition, the drives are OS independent (compatible with any device with a USB 2.0 or 3.1 Gen 1 port. As a result, they are deployable in work environments where multiple devices and operating systems are used. Moreover, no software or hardware drivers are needed.
“Lower capacity drives limit the amount of data that can be copied off a network. This makes it more difficult for large amounts of sensitive data to be transferred to unauthorized parties in the event the drive gets lost or falls into the wrong hands,” said Ken Campbell, encrypted USB business manager, Kingston.
“Since most data leaks are the result of employees or others who have authorized access to an organization’s network, the less data that can be copied, the less that can be leaked.”
DataTraveler 2000’s alphanumeric keypad permits users to lock the drive with a word or number combination for PIN protection. A full-drive reset occurs after 10 invalid log-in attempts to lessen a brute force intrusion. When that happens, the existing data is deleted and a new password is required.
For additional security, an auto-lock feature is activated when the drive is removed from the host device even if not properly shut down before ejection.
Kingston USB Drive Capacities
With the 4GB and 8GB capacity sizes to the DataTraveler 2000 line, Kingston has broadened its range of solutions:
• IronKey S1000 (standard or managed) is “the ultimate security encrypted USB glash drive.” This drive is designed to meet the strictest standards and demanding data-protection needs of sensitive military, government and enterprise information. Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.
• IronKey D300 (standard or managed) includes an advanced level of encryption and tamper-evident security. The drive is designed to build on the features that made IronKey respected in safeguarding sensitive information. Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.
• DataTraveler 4000G2 (management ready) offers affordable business-grade security to safeguard 100% of confidential data. Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.
• DataTraveler Vault Privacy (standard or managed) provides affordable business-grade security to protect 100% of data stored. It is also available with optional antivirus protection. Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.
Finally, DataTraveler 2000, as well as Kingston’s full line of encrypted DataTraveler and IronKey USBs, is backed by a five-year warranty and free technical support. kingston.com