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High-speed USB flash drive carries FIPS validation

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Lexar Media Inc. recently introduced Lexar JumpDrive Solo Vault, a FIPS validated USB personal storage device. The high-speed USB flash drive is a standalone portable drive that offers advanced 256bit AES encryption with Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 Level 1 (FIPS 140-2) certified security software that requires no centralized management. The complete out-of-the-box solution offers tamper-proof data security, which is ideal for organizations working with sensitive materials, such as health care and insurance institutions, government agencies, and banks as well as small- to medium-sized businesses.

Securing critical data
Lexar JumpDrive Solo Vault employs one of the world's most secure and proven software encryption algorithms. Notably, the device's standards-based 256bit AES encryption is distinguished with FIPS 140-2 certification, the definitive testing standard for any hardware used by the U.S. military, as well as other departments and agencies of the federal government. All FIPS 140-2 certified memory devices must adhere to a rigorous set of standards.

Among the many security features of this USB personal storage device are advancements such as idle time-out, up to 32byte password size, and a FIPS-approved algorithm for securely deleting files, ensuring that data can never be traced back. The software is copy-protected to maintain data integrity and safeguard against unauthorized copy attempts or brute-force attacks. Even when data from the drive is legitimately transferred entirely into a similar device, it will not be accessible without a password. As an added security benefit, advanced data protection and authentication features allow users to reset their passwords at any time, without fear of losing valuable data.

Tabb Compton, senior enterprise sales manager, Lexar Media, said: "It's popular that data security continues to be a major concern for both government agencies and the private sector. With its advanced, tested security technologies and high-speed performance, Lexar JumpDrive Solo Vault is an ideal solution for the security and value requirements demanded by forward-thinking organizations."

Easy plug-and-play performance
The high-quality protection provided by this storage device is achieved seamlessly. Because the drive requires no administrative rights, no application installation and no centralized management, users enjoy a simple and straightforward method for storing critical data safely and securely. A true plug-and-play solution, its robust security options and features are activated as soon as the drive is connected. For businesses looking to deploy USB encryption without expensive administrative overhead, the drive provides immediate, convenient security, superior storage and high-speed efficiency. As an added benefit, Lexar JumpDrive Solo Vault supports built-in compression to boost capacity, allowing users to carry up to twice the physical drive space.

Faster speed for maximum efficiency
Along with security, speed is one of the most important and sought after features for enterprise USB flash drive users. With its impressive read/write speed rating, Lexar JumpDrive Solo Vault allows users to quickly, securely and efficiently transfer very large files such as video clips and images. It is available in 2Gbyte and 4Gbyte capacities. The 4Gbyte version features 30MBps minimum sustained read speed capability and 21MBps minimum sustained write speed capability, while the 2Gbyte version features 24MBps minimum sustained read speed capability and 18MBps minimum sustained write speed capability.

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