Kingston is a well-established brand in the field of computer hardware, with lots of offerings for consumers, enthusiasts, as well as professional users. This means that their portfolio often features unique product lines that are designed for specific use cases, and feature requirements. In addition to whatever makes them unique, these prosumer products also feature robust build quality and exceptional performance, since they have to deliver consistent performance in high workload conditions. Today’s featured product is no different.
Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, is a flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., and they recently announced the release of the newest addition to their encrypted lineup, the IronKey Vault Privacy 80 External SSD (VP80ES). This is Kingston’s first OS-independent external SSD with touch-screen and hardware-encryption for data protection.
The special drive features a FIPS 197 certification with XTS-AES 256-bit encryption, thus making it ideal to safeguard against Brute Force attacks and BadUSB with digitally signed firmware for users. Its military-grade security measures make it greatly superior over the internet and Cloud services for securing important company information, documents, or high-res images and videos.
Along with its ease of use and hardware encryption, VP80ES offers additional features for data protection, like Multi-Password (Admin/User) option, with PIN/Passphrase modes and Configurable Password Rules. Users can enable extended security options like; maximum number of shared password attempts, minimum password length of 6-64 characters, alphanumeric password rules, auto-timeout to lock drive, randomise touch-screen layout and Secure-Erase to ensure maximum protection of your important files.
The Admin password can be used to restore data and access should the User password be forgotten. Even if you forget the password, you can use the PIN pad to unlock VP80ES, just as you would on a mobile device. For additional peace of mind, VP80ES’ Brute Force attack protection crypto-erases the drive if the Admin and User passwords are entered incorrectly 15 times in a row by default.
In addition to being so highly secured, the VP80ES is also designed to be user-friendly. The touch interface is as innate as unlocking a smartphone, with a simple drag & drop function for file transfers. For people on-the-go, VP80ES is bundled with a neoprene travel case and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 adapter cables to easily connect to USB Type-C or Type-A supporting computers and other devices.
You can get the Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy 80 External SSD in 480GB, 960GB, and 1920GB capacities. The storage is backed by a limited three-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. Thus, making it the perfect companion that enables portable productivity and convenience when you need secured data and content on-the-go.