Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy 50 Encrypted USB launches with Brute Force and BadUSB attack protection
The Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy 50 Series (VP50) USB drives are now available. The gadgets are capable of FIPS 197 certified AES 256-bit hardware encryption in XTA mode. Safeguards against BadUSB and Brute Force password attacks are included, plus the devices are TAA compliant.
Kingston argues that the physical storage provided by the VP 50 is safer than internet or cloud data protection services. There are multiple password options, including Complex and Passphrase modes; Complex mode lets you generate passwords up to 16 characters long using three out of the four-character sets. Passphrase mode is for numeric PINs or phrases up to 64 characters long.
You can set admin, user and one-time recovery passwords, making it easier to retrieve data if you forget your password. If a one-time recovery or user password is entered incorrectly ten times in a row, that person is locked out; ten incorrect admin password entries result in the drive being crypto-erased.
Plus, Read-Only Mode protects you from potential malware. The devices are available in a range of storage sizes from 8 to 256 GB, with a USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface. The maximum data transfer speed for the largest device is 230 Mbps read, and 150 Mbps write.
Kingston suggests that the gadgets are ideal for small and medium businesses. The USB measures 77.9 x 21.9 x 12 mm (~3.1 x 0.9 x 0.5-in) and is compatible with various Windows and macOS devices. You can now buy an 8 GB Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy 50 USB drive for US$51.99