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Kingston pushes secure solutions for USB flash drives

Kingston USB secure protection

In a fight against security and privacy breach when someone loses a USB flash drive with sensitive information, Kingston releases a few USB drives with built-in protection against such breach. Ranging from a high end to entry level degree of data protection, you can browse the one that suits your needs the most: Kingston DataTraveler 5000, Privacy Edition, Locker, or the Locker+.

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Sydney, Australia: July 12 2010 –  The transfer of sensitive data via a USB Flash drive can pose an enormous risk for personal users and organizations alike. If the personal drive lacks a data protection function than any private information stored on the USB can easily be accessed by anyone who may come across it.

The loss of a USB drive, reported in Hong Kong news recently, highlighted the quintessential importance of data protection. A clerk at the School of General Nursing of Kowloon Hospital stored the personal data of around 300 student nurses in a personal USB Flash drive for daily contact purposes. On the evening of June 12, the clerk found she lost the USB drive at a LRT station.

The Nursing School was faced with the task of informing and apologising to all pupil nurses concerned. Kowloon Hospital is investigating the incident and will take the appropriate disciplinary actions for the concerned clerk. After this case, Kowloon Hospital has reminded all crew that they must strictly follow the guidelines on personal data protection and all data must be stored in encrypted storage devices.

Simple mistakes such as these can happen at any organisation at any place across the world and just as easily confidential and personal information could become available to anybody, anywhere, who finds it.

For keeping your important data safe, Kingston has presented secure solutions that are tailored to your needs, from high-end to entry level, including DataTraveler 5000, DataTraveler Vault-Privacy Edition, DataTraveler Locker+, and DataTraveler Locker. For more information on Kingston’s secure drives product family, visit www.kingston.com/anz.

DataTraveler 5000


Kingston DataTraveler 5000

  • FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Certified
  • Digitally signed firmware updates using Suite B SHA-384 and ECDSA P-384
  • Full Privacy – 100 percent of stored data is protected by 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) hardware-based encryption
  • Ruggedized – waterproof and titanium-coated stainless steel casing
  • Guaranteed – five-year warranty with free customer support
  • RRP: 16GB DataTraveler 5000 :   AU $434, NZ $534

DataTraveler Vault – Privacy Edition

Kingston USB drive Privacy Edition

  • Full Encryption – 100 percent of stored data is protected by hardware-based, 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
  • Fast – data transfer rates of up to 24 MB/sec. read and up to 10 MB/sec.
  • Secure – drive locks down and reformats after 10 intrusion attempts
  • Guaranteed – five-year warranty with free customer support
  • Waterproof – protects against water damage
  • RRP: 32GB DataTraveler Vault – Privacy Edition: AU $982, NZ $1,208


DataTraveler Locker+

Kingston USB DataTraveler Locker+

  • Full Encryption – 100 percent of stored data is protected by hardware-based, 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
  • Secure — drive locks down and reformats after 10 intrusion attempts.
  • Enforced password protection — complex password issuer set with minimum characteristics to prevent unauthorized access
  • Guaranteed — five-year warranty and free tech support
  • RRP: 32GB DataTraveler Locker+: AU $220, NZ $271


DataTraveler Locker

Kingston USB DataTraveler Locker

  • Two partitions – public or encrypted zone access (includes DT Encryptor security software for Windows to access encrypted zone); zone size user customizable.
  • Secure (Privacy Zone) – drive locks down and reformats after 10 intrusion attempts.
  • Customizable – Co-Logo program available
  • Guaranteed – five-year warranty and free tech support
  • RRP: 16GB Datatraveler Locker: AU $125, NZ $154

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