Friday, January 29, 2010

Kingston DataTraveler 5000 USB Drive Security Features

Kingston brought a new secured USB drive according to report but if you missed this security features, try to check it below. The DataTraveler 5000 has been introduced by Kingston as one of highly-secured drive supported by IPS 140-2 Level certification with a pending Level 3. Featuring a 256-bit hardware-based encryption with a XTS cipher mode and elliptic curve cryptography or ECC, a U.S. government approved algorithm for Suite B standards.

Kingston DataTraveler 5000

I think this type of encryptions could somehow lead to a disaster, just like what happen to my previous 4GB USB drive from other brands. Right now, I keep on searching for a remedy cause the current available accessible space left in my drive is just 1/3 of the overall size. I try to reformat it again and again but still, the outcome was the same.

But compared to DataTraveler 5000, it is pretty tough in terms of security but what will happen later in time of failure? In addition, it is packed with a Malware scanner application from the company customized software intended for their drive. And it even got a Trade-Agreement Act-complaint or TAA marked and this might be a serious story to consider, right? Try to catch the following features below:
  • A complex password protection, but an enforced one
  • No saving of passwords in the device
  • Supported by SPYRUS Suite B (on-board)
  • Featuring an Elliptic Curve Cryptography
  • With a secured communication channel
  • A digitally signed type of firmware
  • User have the option to enable auto-runs
  • Tampering-free for auto-run data
  • With a customizable Malware scanner
Try to check the rest of its features on the device in-lay card upon buying or you can also catch it on the company website for more.


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