Kingston Digital today announced their latest DataTravelert flash drive, the DataTraveler 5000. This new DataTraveler 5000 is FIPS 140-2 level 2 certified with level 3 pending, and features 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption. It uses XTS cipher mode and also uses elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) algorithms to meet Suite B standards approved by the U.S. government.
Kingston DataTraveler 5000 FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified includes drive locks down after 10 intrusion attempts and encryption key is destroyed, an enforced complex pass protection: password is user set with minimum characteristics to prevent unauthorized access, passwords never stored on device, a hardware designed and assembled in the U.S, a SPYRUS Suite B on Board, an elliptic curve cryptography, a Secure channel communication, digitally signed firmware updates using Suite B SHA-384 and ECDSA P-384.
Kingston DataTraveler5000 can be operate with AutoRun disabled, an enforces tamper-free AutoRun files and fully customizable Malware scanning option. The DataTrtaveler 5000 compatible with USB 2.0 compliant and 1.1. The DT5000 are available in four capacity 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB and it comes in a waterproof and titanium coated stainless steel casing.
[ Via hitechreview ]