Earlier this year, we’ve reported that Kingston intends to produce a line of secure USB flash drives via its acquisition of IronKey. Today, Kingston’s acquisition has borne fruit, as the company has announced that the IronKey D300 and the IronKey D300 Managed has been released to the market.
Both the IronKey D300 and IronKey D300 Managed are highly secure USB flash drives as both devices are FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified, and comes with 256-bit AES hardware encryption in XTS mode. Software isn’t the only thing that is secure as both flash drives sport a zinc casing, is waterproof to 4 feet, and the interior components are encased in a tamper-evident epoxy seal for physical security.
With the IronKey D300, Kingston has employed a digitally signed firmware on the flash drive, making it immune to the BadUSB malware. Complex password protocol with minimum characteristics is enforced to prevent unauthorized access, and encryption and decryption is done on the drive without leaving any traces on the host system. Should someone attempt to brute force the flash drive, the IronKey D300 will automatically lock down reformat itself after 10 invalid password attempts.
For the Ironkey D300 Managed, IronKey EMS by DataLocker is necessary to use the flash drive. IronKey EMS is a flexible management solution that can operated through the cloud or on permise. It also enforces drive-specific policies such as password strength and ret limits, allowing administrators to remotely disable lost or stolen drives, recover lost passwords and more.
Both flash drives are available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities. The drives themselves are backed with a five-year warranty, as well as free technical support.