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Kingston Technology Launches the Industry’s First Fully Secure USB Flash Drive for Business Users

Added: (Thu Mar 16 2006)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Kingston Technology, the world’s leading independent memory manufacturer, today announced the launch of its Kingston DataTraveler Elite – Privacy Edition (DTE Privacy Edition), the industry’s first USB Flash drive that secures 100% privacy of data on-the-fly via 128-bit hardware-based AES encryption, ensuring fail-safe security without IT intervention.

Offering 4GB of secure storage, DTE Privacy Edition is a plug-and-play USB device specifically targeted to meet the multi-level security and compliance requirements of today's businesses. If the drive is ever lost or stolen, data will remain fully secure.

In addition to hardware-based AES encryption, the drive features several other advanced security measures including, a complex password protocol and a mechanism that locks after 25 consecutive failed password attempts. This will ensure that information is accessible only by authorised users and blocking "brute force attack" attempts to access data on lost or stolen devices.

Thanks to their large capacity, portability and simplicity, USB storage devices have become extremely popular among computer users, in particular, amongst business users. Companies are constantly challenged in preventing the transfer and loss of data, and the Kingston DTE Privacy Edition is an ideal solution for businesses looking for an efficient, cost-effective method of securing data.

"Securing data whilst on the move is one of the key challenges IT professionals face today," said Jim Selby, Product Marketing Manager EMEA, Kingston Technology. "Many companies have hundreds of megabytes of critical information stored on personal drives that are potentially at risk to loss or theft. With the DTE Privacy Edition, businesses can support their increasingly mobile workforces with a high capacity storage solution and have peace of mind that sensitive information is secure."

The DTE Privacy Edition drive addresses a major issue faced by companies today - enforcing a security policy. While it is relatively easy to establish security 'best practice' policies, the challenge is getting employees to compile. Just one renegade (or lazy) employee presents a compliance risk. If you have no way of enforcing security compliance, then your company data is compromised.

The DTE Privacy Edition removes the onus on employees to take steps to secure data; the drive automatically encrypts data, ensuring best practice, fail-safe security. The drive is designed to deliver a smooth streamlined end-user experience. When authorised users access the encrypted files, they are able to view the data without the need for additional software.

Additionally, the DTE Privacy Edition drives are operable from any computer and do not require admin rights. Required by many software programs and a sore spot for many IT administrators, admin rights refer to membership in the local Administrators group, which must be granted and set up by the IT administrator.

Kingston DataTraveler Elite Privacy

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NB: Prices subject to change.






The DTE Privacy Edition runs on Windows 2000 SP4 or higher and Windows XP operating systems, and is available now at www.kingston.com/uk or through retailers.


Capacities* - 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB
Dimensions - 2.67" x 0.829" x 0.355" (67.7mm x 20.8mm x 9.0mm)
Operating Temperature - 32º F to 140º F (0º C to 60º C)
Storage Temperature - -4º F to 185º F (-20º C to 85º C)
Fast - data transfer rates of up to 24 MB/sec. read and up to 14 MB/sec write
Convenient - pocket-sized for easy transportability
Easy - plug and play into any USB port
Guarantee - five-year warranty
Customisable - co-logo program available
Data Retention - up to 10 years

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About Kingston Technology

Founded in 1987, Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory and digital media products. Kingston Technology operates manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, Taiwan, China and Fountain Valley, Calif. Kingston’s back-end processing facility supports memory test and logistics. Kingston Technology supports all memory processing functions from receipt of wafer to completed module. Kingston serves a network of distributors, OEMs, and retail customers in more than 3,000 locations worldwide.

For more information on Kingston Technology, please visit: www.kingston.com/uk.

For further information, review requests or images, please contact:
Anne McCreary or Liz Chapman
Fresh Communications
Tel: 020 7739 7744
Email: anne@freshcommunications.com or

Brigitte Haas
Kingston Technology
Tel: 01932 738813
Fax: 01932 738811
Email: bhaas@kingston-technology.com

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