datAshur Flash Drive – iStorage Solution
The iStorage datAshur provides the world’s most secure, easy to use and affordable USB flash drive, and uses PIN code access combined with military grade AES 256-bit hardware encryption. The device includes a rechargeable battery, so the user can key in a 7-15 digit PIN code on its own keypad, and then connect the drive to the USB port.
datAshur encrypts all data in real-time with its own on-board hardware encryption engine. The data safe from unauthorized access or if your datAshur is misplaced or stolen. The datAshur drives automatically lock when unplugged from the computer or when power to the port is turned off.
datAshur runs straight out of the box. It does not require installation of any software or drivers and is compatible with PCs, MACs, Linux and embedded systems. datAshur has drag and drop encryption with plug and play ease, and can use any standard backup software.
The datAshur can be runs with independent User and Admin Personal Identification Numbers (PIN), allowing usage in both the private sector and public sector. If the User forgets their PIN, the drive can be unlocked using the Admin PIN, which will then clear the old User PIN, and allow the User to set a new PIN.
The datAshur also employs a drive reset feature which clears both User and Admin PINs, destroys the existing data, then creates a new randomly generated encryption key and allows the reuse of the drive.
The datAshur will generate an infinite number of randomly generated encryption keys, allowing the user to reset the drive whenever they want.
The iStorage datAshur is unlocked for use using the on-board keypad and not a PC keyboard, and because of this, it’s not vulnerable to software/hardware based hacking by key-logging or other brute force types of attacks. The datAshur protects sensitive data with a “Brute Force Hack Defense Mechanism”, which deletes the encryption key and destroys all stored data whenever the incorrect PIN is entered a total of 10 consecutive times.
Features at a glance:
- Capacities of 4GB, 8GB & 16GB
- PIN code using 7-15 digits with Alphanumeric keypad Allows for a memorable number or word)
- Military type Full-disk AES 256-bit CBC Hardware Encryption
- Crypto-parameters protected by SHA-256 hashing
- Dust and water resistant with a durable aluminum case
- Tamper evident / resistant
- Supports Admin and User independent PINs
- Auto-lock on removal
- A reset destroys data and recovers use of drive
- OS and platform independent and compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux and embedded systems
- No software or drivers required
- Works with any USB/USB On-The-Go devices
- Brute Force Hack Defence Mechanism
- Customization available – contact USArchive for more information
- 3-Year warranty
Why choose datashur?
Did you know that millions of flash drives are lost or stolen every year and this figure is rising. Have you ever considered the impact of losing your non-encrypted USB flash drive? Your data would be at the mercy of anyone who stumbles across it.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) now has the power to fine businesses and government bodies up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act. This includes the loss of an unencrypted USB flash drive that contains client data. The ICO has been very clear in advising businesses and government bodies to encrypt all data that workers access, they also recognise that data which is encrypted and lost or stolen is not vulnerable to compromise.
Loss of confidential data can have a devastating effect on both businesses and consumers. It could lead to a hefty fine, the downfall of a business, embarrassment, job losses and adverse media attention. The iStorage datashur can protect you against all of this.
The datashur is an investment that will last for years. Its rugged, extruded aluminium, water proof casing is tamper evident and protects it against physical damage. The internal drive components are also sealed with a tamper proof coating.