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Kingston launches FIPS 140-2 Level 3 encrypted USB flash drive

Kingston DataTraveler 4000 G2 encrypted USB drive with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation
Kingston DataTraveler 4000 G2
The new DataTraveler 4000 G2 USB flash drive has a titanium coated stainless steel case, uses 256-bit hardware encryption, and has been FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified.
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Kingston announced earlier this week a pair of encrypted USB flash drives that belongs to the notorious DataTraveler family. These new drives are both FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified, protected by hardware 256-bit AES encryption in XTS mode while their case is made using titanium coated stainless steel.

These new DataTraveler drives have similar specs, the main difference being that one of them offers optional SafeConsole management from BlockMaster. According to the official press release, "SafeConsole gives organizations powerful tools including the ability to remotely reset passwords, configure password and device policies and activate audit for compliance."

The DataTraveler 4000 G2 duo launched by Kingston this week has the following highlights: USB 3.0 connectivity, capacities between 4 GB and 64 GB, read speeds up to 250 MB/s and write speeds up to 85 MB/s, as well as five-year warranty with free technical support.

Price and availability have not been announced yet, but they should depend on region and retailer. The official product page already has a "Buy" button, so the DataTraveler G2 should be available soon. For more details, please check the press release below the embedded video.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2015-02- 5 (Update: 2015-02- 5)