Kingston Digital launches managed government-level secure USB solution priced for enterprises
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Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the DataTraveler 4000-M Managed (DT4000-M) USB Flash drive, a fully managed version of the company’s DataTraveler 4000 product. Specifically developed and priced for enterprise deployments, the FIPS-certified DT4000-M leverages SafeConsole for Kingston server software from BlockMaster to deliver best-in-class USB protection, flexibility and centralized management control at an affordable cost.
The Ponemon Institute (www.ponemon.org) released data last month highlighting that data breach costs are skyrocketing. Specifically, monetary loss related to mobile devices for US-based organizations surveyed rose 15 percent year-over-year to $258 per record. Data from other industry sources show a 400-percent year-over-year increase in lost USBs during 2010, with 1 in 10 employees losing a USB drive containing corporate info. Additionally, a recent survey from BlockMaster (http://www.blockmastersecurity.com/security/majority-of-workers-expose-businesses-to-malware-and-data-loss/) found that 76 percent of workers plug unknown USB drives into their company laptops, exponentially increasing the risk of passing on viruses and malware to their corporate networks.
Encryption can protect data from unauthorized access, but in some cases adds complications that prompt employees to circumvent company-approved drives in favor of consumer drives for ease of use. This scenario unfolded in the case of Cambridgeshire County Council (http://www.blockmastersecurity.com/security/majority-of-workers-expose-businesses-to-malware-and-data-loss/) in February 2011.
Addressing these business, technology and user dynamics, the DT4000-M is the only enterprise-focused drive on the market to meet the requirements of all stakeholders, including:
“Recent data loss statistics and events underscore the critical enterprise need — not just for secure USB drives — but for corporate-wide secure USB drive strategies,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “The DT4000-M provides the right level of security with the right level of cost, flexibility and ease-of-use.”
The DT4000-M complements Kingston’s recently announced DataTraveler Vault Privacy — Managed USB Flash drive in benefitting from the world-class SafeConsole for Kingston server software from BlockMaster, a security leader with the broadest and most mature central management offering on the market. Kingston and BlockMaster will exhibit together at Infosecurity Europe Conference (http://www.infosec.co.uk/page.cfm/Link=687/t=m/goSection=3) in booths F60 and D91.
“Data loss resulting from unsecure and unmanaged USB use has plagued organizations long enough,” said Anders Kjellander, Chief Security Office, BlockMaster. “The DT4000-M is truly impressive. It represents the first time a managed secure FIPS drive is being made available for corporate use at a price point designed to fuel wide and rapid adoption by enterprises. The 100-percent secure and 100-percent managed DT4000-M is a SafeConsoleReady device that will attract a lot of attention.”
The DT4000-M adds another strong platform to the DataTraveler line which comprises the industry’s only secure USB family — ranging from general purpose business use to flexible, managed enterprise offerings as well as platforms for the most secure and rigid government standards. For more information, visit www.kingston.com/asia/flash/secure_usb.asp.
Kingston DataTraveler 4000-M Features and Specifications:
1Minimum quantity required. Performed at the factory.
2Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage
3Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston's Flash Guide at kingston.com/flash_memory_guide.
4First free drive letter after physical devices such as system partition, optical drives, etc., and any other available drive letter.
Kingston USB Flash drives carry a five-year warranty and enjoy free tech support and Kingston’s legendary reliability. For more details, please visit Kingston website: www.kingston.com/asia.
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