Kingston Adds USB Type-C to IronKey Keypad 200 Series

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅15.08.2023 10:28:10
Press Release

Kingston Technology launched the Kingston IronKey Keypad 200C, a hardware-encrypted USB Type-C drive that ensures both security and convenience at your fingertips. Now, users can achieve seamless data protection and effortless compatibility without using adapters when using USB-C-equipped devices.

The Kingston IronKey Keypad 200C (KP200C) offers FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) certified military-grade security in an OS-independent alphanumeric keypad for easy-to-use PIN access. It incorporates XTS-AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption with Brute Force password attack protection and BadUSB protection with digitally signed firmware ensuring an unparalleled level of safeguarding for your valuable data. With the Multi-PIN option (Admin/User), the keypad can be used to set up an easy-to-remember alphanumeric PIN for the Admin or User accounts. Admin can restore a User PIN to provide access to the drive if the User PIN is forgotten.

“Data protection needs are growing as breaches due to Cloud penetrations or storage drive losses become more common. Sensitive data requires the strongest military-grade protection available on hardware-encrypted drives that can be physically secured off the Internet while protecting the data in-transit and at-rest,” said Richard Kanadjian, IronKey global business manager, Kingston. “With the addition of KP200C, our second USB Type-C drive to the IronKey lineup joining the Vault Privacy 50C, we now offer even more flexibility across various platforms and operating systems, empowering users to access data effortlessly regardless of device or system.”

Kingston IronKey Keypad 200C Features

FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) Certified
Kingston IronKey Keypad 200C now meets the new FIPS 140-3 Level 3 military-grade security specifications published by NIST; it has completed certification lab testing and is in the review cycle for final approval by NIST. This is an enhanced version of the FIPS 140-2 Level 3 specifications that further enhances the drive’s security capabilities and tamper-resistance. It includes XTS-AES 256-bit encryption along with Brute Force and BadUSB attack protection with digitally signed firmware. Its circuitry is covered by a layer of special epoxy that makes it virtually impossible to remove components without damaging them; this tough epoxy stops attacks against the semiconductor components.

OS- and Device-Independent
With Kingston IronKey Keypad 200C utilizing a rechargeable battery, the keypad can be used to unlock the drive without using any software, and then plug it into any system that supports a USB Type-C mass storage device. This gives users the most flexibility across different platform types and operating systems.

Multi-PIN Option
Users have the option to set up a User or an Admin/User mode. Admin can be used to restore a User PIN and provide access to the drive should User PIN be forgotten or if the drive is locked after reaching the maximum of 10 User login attempts.

Global and Session Read-Only (Write Protect) Modes
Both Admin and User can set a session-based Read-Only mode to protect the drive from malware on untrusted systems. Admin can also set a Global Read-Only mode that sets the drive in Read-Only mode until reset.

Pricing and Availability
The Kingston IronKey Keypad 200C is available in capacities up to 256GB and is backed by a 3-year warranty with free technical support. The IronKey Keypad 200C is now available on Amazon and Amazon UK, see pricing below.

Kingston Ironkey Keypad 200C USB-C 256GB: $244.99 / £259.88
Kingston Ironkey Keypad 200C USB-C 128GB: $209.99 / £226.68
Kingston Ironkey Keypad 200C USB-C 64GB: $164.99 / £157.63
Kingston Ironkey Keypad 200C USB-C 32GB: $129.99 / £124.42
Kingston Ironkey Keypad 200C USB-C 16GB: $99.99 / £95.96
Kingston Ironkey Keypad 200C USB-C 8GB: $74.99 / £72.24

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