IronKey debuts secure D200 flash drive

Posted on Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 18:46 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
IronKey has introduced the D200, a new USB flash drive for people who demand a high level of data security. The device has a rugged, tamper-evident aluminum enclosure and offers AES 256-bit hardware encryption. According to the company, the flash drive is self-defending against physical, malware and password attacks. The IronKey D200 is available in 1GB to 16GB capacities and offers read speeds of up to 25MB/s and write speeds of up to 17MB/s. Pricing is unknown, but expect to pay a hefty premium over conventional flash drives. Here's a look at the features list:
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption in CBC mode automatically protects files — no software to install; uses the algorithm required by DoD for storing Top Secret data
  • Security Level 3 FIPS 140-2 validated tamper-resistant and tamper-evident design that includes:
    - Hardened epoxy potting compound completely encasing the chips
    - Secure key management – encryption keys are born on the device in the Cryptochip and bound to the device
    - Hard-wired encryption key self-destruct defenses and electromagnetic shielding of the Cryptochip
  • Works on Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS X* and Linux
  • Rugged, hardened device — strong one-piece aluminum case is waterproof to military specifications
  • Active malware defenses protects data and corporate PCs and networks —
    - AutoRun protection – secures against AutoRun worms
    - Read-Only mode – enables the device to be unlocked to read files but prevents malware on untrusted hosts from infecting the drive
    - Trusted Network restriction – prevents the drive from mounting on uncontrolled PCs
    - Optional antivirus/anti-malware scanning cleans the device in the background
  • Remote management software — enterprise-class management capabilities, including remote policy enforcement, remote data destruct, secure device recovery and self-service password recovery
  • Trusted supply chain — research for the IronKey architecture funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; all research and development performed in the USA. Boards built and drives assembled in secure facilities in the USA

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