Lately, producers of data storage supports seem to be busy in a constant race towards the highest possible level of security for their USB drive products.
In all this, consumers are indeed reaping the benefit of this constant improvement, especially if they need to make sure that their data is travelling in the safest possible way.
Under the security point of view, the new Kanguru Defender Elite Safe USB driver seems to be pushing forward the limits in this particular field, as it is compatible with the extremely high standards set by the US Department of Defense, and even exceeds them in some aspects.
Furthermore, it has been awarded with the FIPS 140-2 certification, thanks to its 256-bit AES-type hardware encryption, compatible with hi security standards such as HIPAA and Sarbanes Oxley. The FIPS 140-2 certification, assigned by the National Institute of Standards and Certification, is the minimum requisite to apply for tenders to become suppliers of the US Government institutions.
In fact, recently the Department of Defense had banned its employees from using USB drives for data transfers, as deemed not completely secure; this ban has been partially lifted for some products, including Defender Elite.
Among its several features and functions, we can list the limited number of password attempts, the possibility to have access limited only to certain IP addresses, and an advanced antivirus and antimalware protection.
Available in formats ranging from 1 to 128 Gb, its price can reach up to 600 dollars, certainly a high price, but certainly reasonable when it comes to national security issues.