Higher Standard Hardware Encrypted Storage From Kingston

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅03.10.2011 16:32:17


Sunbury-on-Thames – September 28, 2011 -- Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the Kingston DataTraveler® 6000 (DT6000) USB Flash drive, which protects sensitive data with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 validation and 100-percent encryption. For financial service organisations and government agencies that need the strongest data protection in mobile storage devices, the DT6000 meets data-at-rest regulations and is the most secure USB Flash drive available on the market.

The Kingston® DT6000 utilises patented Secured by Spyrus™ technology which supports 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption using XTS block cipher mode. XTS is the latest generation technology that provides much stronger protection than other block cipher modes such as CBC and ECB modes. The DT6000 also uses ‘military-grade’ elliptic curve cryptography (ECC), which is recommended by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) as part of its Suite B set of cryptographic algorithms.

Organisations spend millions of dollars annually on network security to thwart hackers and other outsider threats. Frequent news stories show that security breaches associated with USB drives are more often the result of negligence (lost drives) and a lack of security policy, education and enforcement rather than malicious intent. In other words, having an unencrypted USB drive is a potential data breach in one’s pocket.

“While enterprises and government agencies need to be able to provide remote and mobile employees access to sensitive and confidential data, establishing security policies and deploying USB products that prevent data loss is as important and immediate as an organisation’s network security,” said Jim Selby, Manager – European Product Marketing, Kingston Digital Europe®.. “Using non-secure USB drives makes organisations vulnerable to data loss and breaches that can affect the company’s credibility with its employees, customers and partners. The DT6000 is the most secure USB Flash drive available and will meet the most stringent corporate or government requirements.”

While other companies concentrate on security around cloud-based services, Kingston keeps its focus on the hardware security side. Our longstanding relationships with controller and NAND Flash suppliers as well as global distribution capabilities ensure a steady supply of products to meet customer needs. Evaluation samples are readily available to potential customers.

Along with the DT6000, Kingston has an extensive family of secure DataTraveler USB Flash drives to match the security needs for all levels of enterprises:

DataTraveler 4000 ― Managed (DT4000-M): Awarded highest rating of 5 out of 5 in SC Magazine’s Portable Security Devices group test (June 2011). Designed for high-value corporate deployments, the DT4000-Managed provides FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validation and is centrally managed, all at an affordable cost. Kingston partnered with BlockMaster® to provide SafeConsole® for Kingston, enforcing full USB management control over the drive.

DataTraveler 4000: Same features as DT4000-M but not managed.
DataTraveler Vault Privacy ― Managed (DTVP-M): Optimal for sensitive enterprise environments with 256-bit AES encryption and the SafeConsole for Kingston central management system, which is fully customisable to meet an enterprise organisation’s needs.
DataTraveler Vault Privacy (DTVP): Same features as DTVP-M but not managed.

Kingston DataTraveler 6000 Features and Specifications:

FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated
Ultra-Strong Security Architecture
- Drive locks down after 10 intrusion attempts and encryption key is destroyed
- No passwords stored on device or host
- Hardware designed and assembled in the U.S.
- United States National Security Agency Suite B set of cryptographic on Board™
- Elliptic curve cryptography
- Secure channel communication
- signed firmware updates using Suite B SHA-384 and ECDSA P-384
- DT6000 can operate with AutoRun disabled
- Enforces tamper-free AutoRun files
- Cryptography made in the U.S.
Enforced Complex Password: Password is user-set with a minimum of three of the four characteristics (lowercase, uppercase, characters and numbers) required to prevent unauthorised access
Full Privacy: 100 percent of stored data is protected by 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) hardware-based encryption in XTS mode ― master key recreated at logon
Customisable: preload content, full security policy customisation, casing options
Tamper-Proof Physical Security Barrier
Waterproof: protected against water damage
Guaranteed : five-year warranty with 24/7 customer support
Ruggedised: titanium-coated stainless steel casing

Dimensions: 3.06" x 0.9" x 0.47" (77.9mm x 22mm x 12.05mm)
Speed: up to 11MB/s read, 5MB/s write
Capacities4: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB
Compatibility: designed to USB 2.0 specifications
Operating Temperature: 32ºF to 140ºF (0ºC to 60ºC)
Storage Temperature: -4ºF to 185ºF (-20ºC to 85ºC)
Minimum System Requirements:
- USB 2.0 compliant and 1.1 compatible
- Two (2) free consecutive letters required for use

Variants and Pricing:

DT6000/2GB - DataTraveler 6000 2GB Secure USB - MSRP £58

DT6000/4GB - DataTraveler 6000 4GB Secure USB - MSRP £72

DT6000/8GB - DataTraveler 6000 8GB Secure USB - MSRP £89

DT6000/16GB - DataTraveler 6000 16GB Secure USB - MSRP £155

Kingston’s secure USB Flash drives are backed by a five-year warranty and 24/7 technical support. For more detailed information visit http://www.kingston.com/ukroot/flash/secure.asp

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