Kingston has this week unveiled a new addition to their range of USB flash drives with the launch of the IronKey D300 and IronKey D300 Managed and encrypted USB flash drives.
The new drives have been created to offer FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certified, 256-bit AES-XTS Hardware-based Encryption and as you might have guessed have been specifically created to provide a way of safeguarding sensitive information.
The IronKey D300 range of USB drives provide fast USB 3.0 data transfer rates and are available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities. Kingston explains a little more about the USB drives capabilities and functionality :
IronKey D300 is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified, with 256-bit AES hardware encryption in XTS mode. The drive’s exterior is made with a zinc casing and waterproof to 4 feet while the interior components are encased in a tamper-evident epoxy seal for physical security. IronKey D300 employs digitally signed firmware, making it immune to the BadUSB malware, and it enforces complex password protocol* with minimum characteristics to prevent unauthorized access. Encryption and decryption is done on the drive with no trace left on the host system and the drive locks down and reformats after 10 invalid attempts, to protect against brute force attacks.
IronKey D300 managed requires IronKey EMS by DataLocker®** which allows central management of drive access and usage across thousands of drives. IronKey EMS is a flexible management solution as it can be either cloud-based or on premises. It enforces drive-specific policies such as password strength and retry limits, and lets administrators remotely disable lost or stolen drives, recover lost passwords and more. Kingston and DataLocker have been close partners working together on managed encrypted solutions.
For more information on the IronKey D300 range jump over to the Kingston press release which was rolled out earlier today over at the Business Wire website via the link below.