256-bit Hardware AES encryption on a USB Type-C pen drive for US$59? Meet the Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3NXC for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android
Apricorn recently announced the Aegis Secure Key 3NXC, claimed to be the world’s first USB Type-C pen drive with 256-bit hardware AES encryption. The entry-level variant of the Aegis Secure Key 3NXC comes in at US$59 for 4GB of storage. The top-end 128GB variant sells for a steep US$179.
As a pure hardware solution, the Aegis Secure Key 3NXC works on just about any device with a USB Type-C port, regardless of operating system. This means that security-oriented users can use a 3NXC with their Windows 10 PC as well as their Android smartphone.
As COVID-19 related lockdowns continue across the world, remote working remains extremely vital. In this situation, secure USB storage helps workers to securely move their data from on-premise devices to offsite locations without having to use potentially vulnerable cloud solutions.
The Aegis Secure Key 3NXC is very large for a 4GB USB Type-C pen drive. However, that large profile let Apricorn fit a full numeric keypad onto the drive, with support for programmable PIN length. Apricorn is selling the encrypted pen drive right now over on their website.