Sunday, May 1, 2011

Kingston Digital launches secure USB in Middle East

Device is designed for enterprise environments, is tamper-proof, waterproof

The drive is a fully managed version of the company's DataTraveler 4000 and was specifically developed and priced for enterprise deployments.

The FIPS 140-2 validated DT4000-M leverages SafeConsole for Kingston server software from BlockMaster is designed to deliver best-in-class USB protection, flexibility and centralised management control at an affordable cost for organisations across the region.

Kingston Digital says that the cost of data breaches, caused by the loss of USB devices, is rising.

According to the company, research institute, the Ponemon Institute, has released data saying that data breach costs are skyrocketing.

Monetary loss related to mobile devices for US-based organisations surveyed rose 15% year-over-year to $258 per record.

Data from other industry sources show a 400% year-over-year increase in lost USBs during 2010, with 1 in 10 employees losing a USB drive containing corporate information

"Through our own anecdotal research here in the Middle East, we found that similar challenges are arising daily highlighting a significant number of data breaches from USB loss or misuse," said Antoine Harb, business development manager - MEA.

The DT4000-M is designed to secure enterprise data through strong, hardware-based encryption with FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validation for the entire cryptographic module.

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