Kingston today announced the release of the two latest hardware-encrypted storage lineups, IronKey Vault Privacy 80 External SSD (VP80ES) and IronKey Vault Privacy 50 (VP50). These are used for enterprise users who are looking for data security.
The Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy 80 External SSD (VP80ES) is Kingston’s first OS-independent external SSD with touchscreen and hardware-encryption for data protection. Using IronKey VP80ES is as innate as unlocking a smartphone and simple drag & drop file transfers. With the intuitive color touchscreen and FIPS 197 certified with XTS-AES 256-bit encryption, the drive is designed to protect data while also being user-friendly, ideal for safeguarding against Brute Force attacks and BadUSB with digitally signed firmware for users from small-to-medium businesses (SMB) to content creators. Its military-grade security measures make it significantly superior to using the internet and Cloud services for securing important company information, documents, or high-resolution images and videos.
Along with its ease of use and hardware encryption, VP80ES offers additional features for data protection, like Multi-Password (Admin/User) Option with PIN/Passphrase modes and Configurable Password Rules. With the Admin option, choose between numeric PIN or Passphrase modes, set Configurable Password Rules, or enable extended security options like the maximum number of shared password attempts, minimum password length of 6-64 characters, alphanumeric password rules, auto-timeout to lock drive, randomize touch-screen layout and Secure-Erase to ensure maximum protection of your essential files. The Admin password can be used to restore data and access should the User password be forgotten. For additional peace of mind, VP80ES’ Brute Force attack protection crypto-erases the drive if the Admin and User passwords are entered incorrectly 15 times1 in a row by default.
The external SSD is bundled with a neoprene travel case and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 adapter cables to easily connect to USB Type-C®2 or Type-A supporting computers and other devices, making it the perfect companion that enables portable productivity and convenience when you need to secure data and content on-the-go.
The IronKey Vault Privacy 80 External SSD is available in 480GB, 960GB, and 1,920GB capacities and backed with three years limited warranty.
The new encrypted USB drive, IronKey Vault Privacy 50 (VP50) comes with FIPS 197 certification and AES 256-bit hardware-encryption in XTS mode for data security. VP50 supports Admin, User, and One-Time Recovery
passwords with Complex or Passphrase modes, and this multi-password option enhances the ability to recover access to data on the drive should one of the passwords be forgotten. The new passphrase mode gives users the ability to have a numeric PIN, sentence, list of words, or even lyrics from 10 to 64 characters long that are unique, yet memorable to them.
Admin can also enable a User and a One-Time Recovery password or reset the User password to restore data access. In addition, VP50 protects against Brute Force attacks by locking out User or One-Time Recovery passwords upon 10 invalid entries in a row and crypto-erases the drive if the Admin password is entered incorrectly 10 times in a row. So, while data is lost, there’s no fear of a breach.
VP50 also protects against potential malware on untrusted systems, by both Admin and User setting Read-Only mode to write-protect the drive; additionally, the built-in virtual keyboard shields passwords from keyloggers or screen-loggers. Organizations can customize and configure VP50 with a Product ID (PID) for integration with standard Endpoint Management software to meet corporate IT and cybersecurity requirements through Kingston’s Customization Program. Small and Medium Businesses can take advantage of the Admin role to locally manage their drives, e.g. use Admin to configure or reset employee User or One-Time Recovery passwords, recover data access on locked drives, and comply with laws and regulations when forensics is required. VP50 is encrypted storage under the user’s physical control, making it superior to using the internet and Cloud services to safeguard important data.
The Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy comes in capacities from 8GB to 256GB and is backed by a limited five-year warranty.