Kingston introduces first secure USB Drive

Kingston Technology
Company, Inc. today introduced Kingston DataTraveler Elite – Privacy Edition (DTE Privacy Edition), the world’s first USB Flash drive that secures 100% of data on-the-fly via 128-bit hardware-based AES encryption, ensuring fail-safe security best practices without IT intervention. Offering up to 4GB of secure storage, DTE Privacy Edition is a plug-and-play USB device specifically targeted to meet enterprise-level security and compliance requirements. If the drive is ever lost or stolen, data on the DTE Privacy Edition device remains secure.

DTE privacy4GB angle opena  Kingston introduces first secure USB Drive

In addition to hardware-based encryption, the drive features several other advanced security measures, including a complex password protocol and a mechanism that
locks out would-be attackers after 25 consecutive failed password attempts,
ensuring information is accessible only by authorized users, and thwarting even
“brute force attack” attempts to access data on lost or stolen devices.

Hsinchu, Taiwan – March 20, 2006, Kingston Technology
Company, Inc. today introduced Kingston< DataTraveler
Elite – Privacy Edition (DTE Privacy Edition), the world’s first USB Flash drive
that secures 100% of data on-the-fly via 128-bit hardware-based AES encryption,
ensuring fail-safe security best practices without IT intervention.

Offering up to 4GB of secure storage, DTE Privacy
Edition is a plug-and-play USB device specifically targeted to meet enterprise-level
security and compliance requirements. If the drive is ever lost or stolen, data
on the DTE Privacy Edition device remains secure.

DTE privacy4GB angle open  Kingston introduces first secure USB Drive

In addition to hardware-based encryption, the drive features several other advanced
security measures, including a complex password protocol and a mechanism that
locks out would-be attackers after 25 consecutive failed password attempts,
ensuring information is accessible only by authorized users, and thwarting even
“brute force attack” attempts to access data on lost or stolen devices.

Thanks to their large capacity, portability and simplicity, USB storage devices
have become extremely popular among computer users, and have quickly made their
way into the enterprise. However organizations have been challenged in preventing
the transfer or loss of corporate data contained on these devices. DTE Privacy
Edition is an ideal solution for organizations looking for an efficient, cost-effective
method of securing data.

“Securing mobile data is one of the key challenges IT professionals face today,”
said Dave Lee, Digital Media Product Manager, APAC Business Division,
Kingston. “Many organizations have hundreds
of megabytes of critical information stored on personal drives that are potentially
at risk to loss or theft. With DTE Privacy Edition, enterprises can support
their increasingly mobile workforces with an enterprise-grade storage solution,
and have peace of mind that sensitive information is secure.”

The DTE Privacy Edition drive addresses a major issue companies face today –
enforcement of security policy. While it’s relatively easy to establish security
best practices and policies, the challenge is getting employee to comply. Even
one renegade (or lazy) employee presents a compliance risk. If you have no way
of enforcing security compliance, then your enterprise data is compromised.

The DTE Privacy Edition removes the onus on employees to take steps to secure
data; the drive automatically encrypts data, ensuring best practice, fail-safe
security. The drive is designed to deliver a smooth streamlined end-user experience.
When authorized users access the encrypted files, they are able to view the
data without the need for additional software.

Additionally, DTEP Privacy Edition drives are operable from any computer, and
do not require admin rights. Required by many software programs and a sore spot
for many IT administrators, admin rights refer to membership in the local Administrators
group, which must be granted and set up by the IT administrator.

DTE Privacy Edition is available now through distributors or retailers. The
DTE Privacy Edition runs on Windows 2000 SP4 or higher, and Windows XP operating
systems.

 

Features/Specifications:

  • Capacities* – 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB
  • Dimensions – 2.67″ x 0.829″ x 0.355″
    (67.7mm x 20.8mm x 9.0mm)
  • Operating Temperature – 32º F to 140º F (0º C
    to 60º C)
  • Storage Temperature – -4º F to 185º F (-20º C
    to 85º C)
  • Fast - data transfer rates of up to 24 MB/sec.
    read and up to 14 MB/sec write
  • Convenient – pocket-sized for easy transportability
  • Easy – plug and play into any USB port
  • Guarantee – five-year warranty
  • Customizable – co-logo program available
  • Data Retention – up to 10 years
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