Flash Drives secure data for consumer and SMB users.
October 30, 2006 -
Measuring 3.06 x 0.9 x 0.47 in., DataTraveler® Secure and DataTraveler® Secure - Privacy Edition USB 2.0 flash drives provide access control and data protection via 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption. Units have up to 4 GB storage capacity and read and write speeds of 24 Mbps and 10 Mbps respectively. Titanium-coated SS waterproof casing conforms to IEC 60529 IPX8 standard. MyDataZone access security software for Windows and My Traveler file management software are included.
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|Original Press release |
Kingston Technology Co., Inc.
17600 Newhope St.
Fountain Valley, CA, 92708
New Kingston DataTraveler USB Drives Offer 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption, Waterproof Data Protection
Enhanced DataTravelers Safely Secure Data for Consumer/SMB, Enterprise Users
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 11 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today introduced a new line of rugged, waterproof USB 2.0 Flash drives featuring industry-leading hardware-based encryption to safeguard critical data.
Joining the Kingston® DataTraveler® family are DataTraveler Secure and DataTraveler Secure - Privacy Edition drives. Ideal for consumer and small to medium-size business (SMB) users, DataTraveler Secure USB drives are shipping immediately while the DataTraveler Secure - Privacy Edition drives, designed to support enterprise-level customers, will be available in January 2007.
Capable of withstanding harsh operating conditions, the new DataTraveler Secure and DataTraveler Secure - Privacy Edition USB drives feature titanium-coated stainless steel casings that are waterproof rated and conform to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60529 IPX8 standard to protect against water damage to depths up to four feet.
Access control and data protection are provided via 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) hardware-based encryption that enables information to be encrypted and decrypted by authorized users, without the need for special software. Performing at the top of their class with 24 MB/sec read and 10 MB/sec write speeds, the DataTraveler Secure and DataTraveler Secure - Privacy Edition drives are available in capacities up to 4 GB.
"Kingston continues to deliver a wide range of USB Flash drives to protect user data," said Mark Akoubian, product manager, Kingston. "DataTraveler Secure drives ensure data integrity under extreme conditions, without sacrificing performance. With hardware encryption and a complex password protocol the Kingston DataTraveler Secure -Privacy Edition will be the only 100% private USB drive on the market," continued Akoubian.
Secure for Consumers and SMBs
Designed to protect sensitive data on Windows-based systems, the Kingston DataTraveler Secure comes with MyDataZone software that lets users apply password access control for a private data storage area on the USB drive. If ever lost or stolen, this advanced encryption continues to protect data in the drive's privacy zone. For ease of use and personalization, the DataTraveler Secure includes My Traveler software to help users manage content, set language preferences and synchronize files with a host device.
Secure - Privacy for the Enterprise
To meet specific enterprise-level security and compliance requirements, Kingston's DataTraveler Secure - Privacy Edition drives feature advanced security measures, including a complex password protocol which locks out potential attacks after ten consecutive failed password attempts.
Kingston DataTraveler Secure Specifications
Dimensions: 3.06" x 0.9" x 0.47" (77.9mm x 22.2mm x 12.05mm)
Casing: titanium-coated stainless steel
Capacities: 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB*
Compliant: designed to USB 2.0 specifications
Operating Temperature: 32 Degrees F to 140 Degrees F(0 Degrees C to 60 Degrees C)
Storage Temperature: -4 Degrees F to 185 Degrees F(-20 Degrees C to 85 Degrees C)
Compatibility: Win 2000 SP4 or higher, Win XP SP1 and above
Secure: uses 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption (privacy zone)
Waterproof: protected against water damage
Fast: data transfer rates of up to 24 MB/sec read and up to 10 MB/sec write
Enhanced: for Windows® Vista ReadyBoost(TM)
Safeguarded: includes MyDataZone access security software for Windows
Easy to Use: plug and play into any USB port; includes My Traveler file management software
Guaranteed: five-year warranty
Kingston DataTraveler Secure - Privacy Specifications
All of the above, plus full privacy with 100% of stored data protected by 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption.
Kingston DataTraveler Secure
Part Number MSRP (U.S. only)
Kingston DataTraveler Secure - Privacy Edition
Part Number Available
DTSP/512 January 2007
DTSP/1GB January 2007
DTSP/2GB January 2007
DTSP/4GB January 2007
About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Russia, Australia, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call (800) 337-8410 or visit www.kingston.com
Source: Kingston Technology Company
* Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston's Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.
Kingston Technology Company
Web site: http://www.kingston.com/