Thursday, January 18th 2018

Kingston features the IronKey at CES - Encryption on the Go

Kingston at CES 2018 showed off their IronKey brand, which they acquired in 2016 from Imation Corp., and some more of their storage solutions for privacy-focused users (or just someone who doesn't want anyone to go around snooping on what isn't their business, really). Take the IronKey D300, for example, which is a USB 3.0-toting, privacy-focused data vault, as Kingston puts it - and we'd say the amount of technologies at use here are more than enough to justify that.

There's business-grade security thanks to the usage of a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified, 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption in XTS mode, which protects 100 percent of data stored and enforces complex password protection. Additionally, the drive locks down and reformats after 10 intrusion attempts, while also featuring digitally signed firmware, making it immune to BadUSBEncryption. All decryption is done on the drive, with no trace left on the host system. Kingston says the drive "stands up to even the most demanding situations as it is manufactured with a zinc casing and a tamper-evident epoxy seal to provide physical security, and is also waterproof up to 4 feet (conforming to IEC60529 IXP8).
"We are honored to have our IronKey D300 encrypted USB drive be recognized with a Platinum Award for the Best Data Storage Security Solution in the 'ASTORS' competition," said Ken Campbell, Flash business manager, Kingston. "As the need arises to transport confidential data and information with a growing remote/mobile workforce and business travelers, it is imperative that risks and threats from loss, theft or stolen digital devices are mitigated. Kingston's IronKey D300 is now recognized as the best solution for protecting sensitive data."

The Kingston IronKey D300 is available in capacities ranging from 4 GB all the way up to 128 GB.

Sources: Kingston, Kingston Data Vault
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4 Comments on Kingston features the IronKey at CES - Encryption on the Go

#1
CrAsHnBuRnXp
But I need a price

:laugh: 64GB IronKey D300 Encrypted USB 3.0 is $328 but on promo for $234. They can keep it.
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jsfitz54
So, you plug this in and then use the tiny keypad, on the back port of the motherboard with a mirror and a pencil all while you are upside down and backwards?
Someone explain how this works.
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syrup
It won an 'ASTORS competition' award?

One of my local news outlets recently investigated so-called 'vanity awards' (dubious industry awards that companies can effectively buy for marketing purposes), and I wonder if this is another example. The website of the organisation behind the award, American Security Today, seems to have that whiff about it.
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GC_PaNzerFIN
jsfitz54
So, you plug this in and then use the tiny keypad, on the back port of the motherboard with a mirror and a pencil all while you are upside down and backwards?
Someone explain how this works.
Obviously, you would not plug it on the back of motherboard. It is that simple. This is not a real problem for anyone.
You would plug it to keyboard with USB pass through, case front panel, side of display or external usb hub etc.

Why are YOU plugging your USB sticks still on the back of the motherboard when in 2018 you have all these super user-friendly ways to do it?
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