Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Kingston reveals DataTraveler Secure flash drives

updated 03:25 pm EDT, Wed October 11, 2006

DataTraveler Secure

Every business traveler is concerned about safeguarding private business data when away from work; not every removable drive is capacious or secure enough to be trusted with that information. Kingston addressed both problems today by releasing two new DataTraveler USB flash drive lines. The DataTraveler Secure adds password protection with 256-bit AES encryption to any files stored on a special section of the drive. This security method is strict enough to also prevent brute-force cracking: if ten successive failed passwords are entered, the DataTraveler Secure locks the information outright. An upcoming Privacy Edition of the drive will be even tougher to break, using hardware encryption instead of software and protecting data with a more complex password routine. All models are waterproof to four feet and will work with Windows Vista's ReadyBoost to serve as a temporary cache for the future OS. Ordinary DataTraveler Secure models are shipping now with prices ranging from $33 for 512MB to $244 for 4GB. The Privacy Edition will arrive in January at the same capacities for an unspecified price.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Patriot Supersonic Rage XT 128GB USB drive

USB thumb drives are getting larger by the day, their growth speeding along with the availability and expansion of memory chips. But h ...

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News