Kingston Unveils DataTraveler 5000 Ultra-Secure Flash Drive

Posted: Jan 28 2010, 9:00am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:06pm CDT, in News | Hardware & Peripherals


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Flash drives have been in the news lately after a hack surfaced that let nefarious types bypass the security on some flash drives that used encryption for protection. Kingston has a few models that were affected by the fault. Kingston today has unveiled a new secure flash drive called the DataTraveler 5000.

Kingston describes the flash drive as ultra-secure and it uses SPYRUS technology with hardware-based 256-bit XTS-AES encryption. The SPYRUS tech also support Suite B cryptography including ECC. Algorithms in the Suite B cryptography are approved by the US government and the DoD for use in multinational sharing of classified and non-classified documents.

The DataTraveler 5000 is offered in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB capacities selling for $111, $185, $231, and $400 respectively. Kingston will also offer it with onboard Malware scanning software.

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