The external storage drive SSD IronKey Vault Privacy 80 External from Kingston Technology Europe, a branch of Kingston Technology Company, comes with ‘hardware’ encryption for data protection and a touch screen.
The encrypted product line of the American firm continues to grow. On this occasion, the company announced the debut of its first external SSD that is independent of the operating system, as the company noted in a statement to Europa Press.
The IronKey Vault Privacy 80 External is the name of this new Kingston SSD. With a color touch screen, 250 Mb/s read and write speeds, and FIPS 197 certification with 256-bit XTS-AES encryption, it’s built for data security and convenience of use.
This drive, according to Kingston, is “excellent” for “protection against brute force and badUSB assaults,” the latter of which are attacks carried out with ‘hacking’ devices disguised as USB sticks. There are also military-grade security features.
Additional security features include a multiple password option (admin/user), PIN and pass modes, and configurable password rules in the IronKey Vault Privacy 80 External.
From the Admin option, the user will have access to additional security choices. You can set the maximum number of password attempts, the minimum length (from 6 to 64 characters), the alphanumeric password rules, the automatic lockout timeout, and the random touch screen layout using them. Secure-Erase, which commands the SSD to remove all stored data, will also be available to you.
If the user password is lost, the administrator password can be used to recover data and access. By default, Attack Protection wipes the drive cryptographically if the admin and user passwords are input incorrectly 15 times in a row.
The user can utilize the PIN pad to unlock this SSD just like they would on a mobile device, according to Kignston. In this way, the ‘eye’ button allows you to view the password input, reducing failed login attempts.
To connect to PCs and other USB Type-C or Type-A compatible devices, the terminal comes with a neoprene travel case and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 adaptor cables.
The Kingston IronKey Vault 80 External SSD comes in three sizes: 480GB, 960GB, and 1920GB. A three-year limited warranty and free technical support are also included.