Kingston Digital launches its new encrypted USB key

Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP announces the release of its new encrypted USB flash drive, Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy 50 (VP50), which is FIPS 197 certified and features 256-bit AES hardware encryption in XTS mode for data security.

Kingston’s IronKey Vault Privacy 50 supports Admin, User, and one-time recovery passwords in both complex and passphrase form. This multi-password option strengthens the recovery of access to media data in the event of forgetting one of the passwords. While the traditional Complex mode allows 6-16 character passwords using 3 of 4 character sets, the new Passphrase mode allows users to have a numeric PIN, phrase, list of words or even lyrics of a song ranging from 10 to 64 characters, which is unique to them and which they can memorize. To make entering the password easier, the “eye” symbol can be pressed to show the password as it was entered and thus reduce unsuccessful login attempts.

An Admin can also activate a User profile and one-time recovery password or even reset the User’s password to allow them to restore access to their data. Additionally, the VP50 protects against Brute Force attacks by locking passwords or recovery-once passwords after 10 consecutive invalid entries and crypto-erasing the media if the Admin password is entered incorrectly 10 times from after. Thus, if the data is lost, there is no longer any fear of leakage or breach.

The VP50 can also protect untrusted systems from potential malware, by allowing both the Admin and User to set ‘Read Only’ mode to protect the key from writing. Additionally, the built-in virtual keyboard protects passwords against keyloggers or screen loggers. With Kingston’s Settings Program, businesses can customize and configure the VP50 with a Product Identifier (PID) to integrate with standard Endpoint Management software to meet enterprise IT and cybersecurity requirements. . Small and medium businesses can take advantage of the Admin role to locally manage their keys, such as setting up or resetting employee user or one-time recovery passwords, recovering access to data on locked keys, and comply with laws and regulations when evidence is required. The VP50 is encrypted storage under user control, which makes it more efficient than using the Internet and the Cloud to protect important data.

Kingston’s IronKey Vault Privacy 50 is available in capacities from 8GB to 256GB and is backed by a five-year limited warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

Features and specifics of the Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy 50:

• Hardware-encrypted USB drive for data protection: Important data is protected with FIPS 197-certified XTS-AES 256-bit encryption. Built-in protections against BadUSB and Brute Force attacks.

• Multi-password option for data recovery: Activation of Administrator, User and “One-Time Recovery” passwords. The administrator can reset a user’s password and create a one-time recovery password for them to restore their access to data. Protection against Brute Force attacks locks user or one-time recovery passwords if 10 invalid passwords are entered in a row, and encrypts the key if the Admin password is entered incorrectly 10 times in a row.

• New passphrase mode: User can choose between complex password mode and passphrase mode. These can be a numeric PIN, a phrase with space characters, a list of words, or even song lyrics, all ranging from 10 to 64 characters.

• Additional security features: Reduced failed login attempts and frustration by enabling the “eye” button to view the entered password. Using the virtual keyboard helps protect password entry from keyloggers and screen recorders.

• Double read-only setting (write protection): To prevent malware attacks, it is possible to set a read-only mode forced by the administrator for the user or a read-only mode per session by the administrator or user.

• Leverage Admin role for local management of USB drives, ideal feature for small and medium-sized businesses: Use admin role to locally manage employee user and one-time recovery passwords, recover the access data on locked drives and comply with laws and regulations when forensic analysis is required.

Kingston Digital launches its new encrypted USB key