New USB drives offer “military grade security” for enterprises.
Kingston, makers of consumer flash memory, today announced a new DataTraveler series aimed at providing USB security solution for businesses. The DataTraveler 4000 and DataTraveler Vault promises “FIPS 140-2, military grade” security to protect data from most pain-in-the-chip viruses.
The major features include:
- DT4000: brings military-grade encryption to corporations such as finance and healthcare, which require high-level protection for sensitive information. The DT4000 is FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated for the entire cryptographic module – not just the security processor as with some other solutions. The DT4000 will also be available as a centrally-managed drive later this year.
- DTVPM: offers corporate customers centralized control of all USB activity. Leveraging the world-class SafeConsole server software from BlockMaster, a company with the broadest and most mature management offering on the market, the DTVPM solution offers advanced features including password control, device state management, file audit log and file restrictor options to control what file types may be saved to the drive.
“Managed secure USB drives are a necessity within many professional organizations,” said Anders Kjellander, Chief Security Officer at BlockMaster. “The financial, legal and truly practical benefits of getting in control of USB drive usage are driving this movement. BlockMaster’s strong relationship with a global leader as Kingston will make managed secure USB drives highly available to customers.”
“Kingston is known the world over as the memory company of choice among the Fortune 500. Our expertise in high-level encryption standards, worldwide access to controllers and NAND Flash combined with tremendous purchasing power and distribution channels allow us to extend our heritage further into the corporate space with our secure USB offerings,” said Antoine Harb, Business Development Manager – MEA, Kingston. “In addition to the DT4000, our relationship with a software security leader like BlockMaster gives our global customer base a back-end, centralized management solution for portable data peace of mind and protection.”