Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Kingston Digital Awarded Five-Out-of-Five Stars Rating from SC Magazine in Portable Device Security Review

· DataTraveler 4000-Managed USB Flash Drive Cited for Robust Security and Enterprise Ease of Policy and Device Management

Fountain Valley, CA -- August 23, 2011 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced that its DataTraveler® 4000-Managed (DT4000-M) received the highest rating available ― five stars ― from the prestigious SC Magazine in a review of Portable Security Devices.

The DT4000-M was considered a very secure choice for enterprises due to the USB Flash drive’s full range of features, ease of use, performance, documentation, support and value for the money. “The drive itself uses hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption to protect the data that is stored locally, but the real power comes by way of the console. Here, administrators can set policy for passwords and device use, device locking and auditing files,” the review stated.

In 2010, Kingston® partnered with BlockMaster® to leverage its SafeConsole® management platform to enhance the portfolio of DataTraveler solutions with managed data security and reliability of FIPS 140-2 validated USB Flash drives. The SC Magazine five-star award acknowledges the robustness of the Kingston DT4000-M along with the BlockMaster ‘SafeConsole for Kingston’ management solution.

The DT4000-M offers enterprises an easy way to manage USB Flash drive security and is an excellent value for the money, Peter Stephenson, Technology Editor, SC Magazine, said in the review. The product offers several policy options available and features full-file auditing and forensic capabilities in the event of possible data leakage, he said. “The Kingston-encrypted DataTraveler Flash drives have been a personal favorite for years. This one is no disappointment.”

Managed, secure USBs can serve as the cornerstone of an organization’s security policy procedures, education and enforcement. Kingston’s managed secure USB Flash drives combined with SafeConsole for Kingston software enable enterprises to audit, track and control the data residing on the Flash drives. Administrators can enable specific, managed features, configure password and device policies, remotely reset passwords, activate audit for compliance and other capabilities. The SafeConsole for Kingston server software is accessed through a standard Web browser and includes an option to reflect the corporate directory and the organizational unit structure.

“We’re pleased to receive this top ranking from SC Magazine,” said John Terpening, Secure USB Business Manager, Kingston. “Enterprises spend millions to deploy multi-layered security protections to defend against losing valuable data via hacks and other external forces. Complementing that, they must continue to educate employees and define policies that call for the use of secure and managed USB Flash drives to protect critical data and substantially minimize risk exposure. Kingston makes it easy for organizations to address this issue with a range of solutions at different price points to ensure that data on corporate USBs is secure.”

The family of Kingston/BlockMaster SafeConsole-Ready managed solutions includes:

· DT4000 ― Managed: Designed for high-value corporate deployments and provides FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certification, 100-percent hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption and a centralized management system SafeConsole for Kingston, all at an affordable cost.

· DataTraveler Vault Privacy ― Managed (DTVP-M): Optimal for non-FIPS required, sensitive enterprise environments offering 100-percent hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption, and the SafeConsole for Kingston centralized management system, which is fully customizable to meet an enterprise organization’s needs.

· SafeConsole for Kingston*: DT4000-M and DTVP-M drives require SafeConsole for Kingston management connection at first set up. The management software allows IT administrators control and visibility over the secure drives to safeguard data.

In addition to a full line of secure products, Kingston has access to a long-standing, high volume distribution and supply chain, shipping hundreds of millions of units each year to more than 100 countries worldwide. In a marketplace characterized by a continued shortage of parts, Kingston is able to meet any requirements quickly and cost effectively. Kingston’s secure USB Flash drives are backed by a five-year warranty and 24/7 technical support.

For more detailed information visit www.kingston.com/secure

* Kingston managed secure USB drives and SafeConsole for Kingston sold separately.

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LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/164609?trk=tyah

About Kingston Digital, Inc.

Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com or call 800-337-8410 .

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