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Kingston Secure USB

USB sticks are great for moving files from here to there. But without careful vigilance, organizations end up with devices floating around carrying untold numbers of files. Solving this problem is the DataTraveler Vault Privacy series of secure USB sticks from Kingston. All data on the drive is protected with AES-256 hardware encryption in a two-layer system with no unencrypted zone. For the enterprise, a management option links with a browser-based central management console to handle keys and passwords and password-setting policies for age, complexity and failure lockout. The console also can perform remote password reset and generate reports for security auditing purposes. Inserting the drive in a Mac or Windows PC launches an auto-run routine for entering a password. If successful, a second drive is mounted that contains the secured data. If not, the encrypted data is never visible. Depending on an organization's security policies, authentication can be granted locally or challenged by a central server. The drives are also waterproof and guaranteed for five years. Street pricing starts at around $33 for 8 GB.