Portable USB flash drives are small and handy, which is why nearly all organisations use them. Still, they often slip through the cracks when it comes to data protection. Those organisations that are aware of security risks prefer hardware-encrypted USB storage. In addition, they frequently issue security guidelines and policies, such as how complex passwords must be, which files can be saved on the drive and where such drives are permitted. Still, enforcing these policies is virtually impossible.
That’s where DataLocker SafeConsole, a central USB device management solution, can help. It raises security by a notch wherever USB storage devices are used, while also reducing management overhead.
A free trial version is available for customers requiring more than ten SafeConsole/PortBlocker licences.
A free English-language webinar is offered to customers requiring more than 100 SafeConsole/PortBlocker licences.
Kingston’s DataTraveler® Vault Privacy 3.0 provides affordable business-grade security with 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption in XTS mode. It protects 100 per cent of stored data and enforces complex password protection with minimum characteristics to prevent unauthorised access. For additional peace of mind, the drive locks down and reformats after 10 intrusion attempts.
Kingston’s DataTraveler® 4000 G2 offers affordable business-grade security with 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption in XTS mode, to safeguard 100 per cent of confidential data. For added peace of mind, the drive enforces complex password protection and locks down and reformats after 10 intrusion attempts,
In order to protect sensitive data, Kingston IronKey™ D300 USB stick uses an ultra-modern security standard that builds on functionalities that form the foundation of IronKey’s excellent reputation. It’s FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified, with 256-bit AES hardware encryption in XTS mode. An important pillar for security standards, corporate regulations, and trusted data loss prevention (DLP) methods. An important element of complying with industry standards and global policy – like the GDPR.
In addition to the basic model qualities, the S1000 enterprise version offers central administration of drive access and usage across thousands of IronKey enterprise drives with the intuitive, easy to use, secure online interface. Using an activated licence and available IronKey EMS by DataLocker, the drive works with either cloud-based or on-premises servers to remotely enforce password and access policies, allow users to recover lost passwords and even let administrators repurpose drives no longer in use.
The importance of USB flash drives is frequently underestimated, as demonstrated by reports that, after finding a USB stick containing sensitive data about Heathrow Airport, a man was able to open the files at a local library. In fact, the incident is still a frequent topic of discussion. It gives key insight into how companies communicate important information and whether their data exchange and management strategy requires an overhaul.
Take control of your USB ports with PortBlocker, which allows only authorised drives and gives you the option of blocking USB ports. Unauthorised drives are rejected and recorded in compliance reports to document any and all attempts to use a third-party drive.