• USB 3.0 Solid State Flash Drive
• Capacities up to 240GB*
• FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified – Cert. No. 2431
• FIPS PUB 197 certified
• IP58 certified – water/dust resistant
• Bootable drive
• XTS-AES 256-bit Hardware encryption – no software required
• OS & Platform independent
What is datAshur SSD®?
With software-free operation, cross-platform compatibility, USB 3.0 speed, increased capacities of up to 240GB, plus a host of high-level security features that you’d never expect to find in a flash drive, datAshur SSD brings a world of advanced data security to your fingertips. This easy to use USB 3.0 flash drive incorporates PIN access with military grade 256-bit AES hardware encryption.
Read Only Mode
Administrator mode allows the setup of a ‘Read Only’ user mode so that data can only be read from datAshur SSD protecting the data from accidental deletion and changes to the file’s content.
What is Boot Delay Feature?
Use datAshur SSD as a bootable USB flash drive without the need for any configuration. datAshur SSD drives are equipped with a 10 second uninterrupted boot delay in order to accommodate power cycling during a host boot process.
FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated - certificate number 2431
The datashur SSD has been certified as FIPS 140-2 Level 3 having undergone the process of validation to meet the U.S. government standards for information technology and computer security. NIST FIPS 140 is the cryptography standard program required by the US federal government for protection of sensitive data.
The datAshur SSD’s FIPS 140-2 validation covers 11 areas of its cryptographic security system, including physical security, cryptographic key management and design integrity. Available in four levels, the datAshur SSD’s FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification encompasses both the datAshur SSD’s physical tamper-resistant features as well as its identity-based authentication. View the FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certificate here.
Utilises Military Grade 256-bit AES XTS Hardware Encryption
All data on the datAshur SSD is encrypted on-the-fly with the built-in XTS-AES 256-bit hardware encryption.
Onboard Alphanumeric Keypad – Prevents Hardware and Software Key Logging
Using a rechargeable battery, the datAshur SSD enables the user to unlock the drive with a 7-16 digit PIN BEFORE connecting to the USB port on your computer, tablet or mobile device. The embedded keypad prevents hardware and software key logging attempts to capture your password entered via the host system.
With no admin rights to contend with, the datAshur SSD is a breeze to implement.
Independent User and Admin PINs
The datAshur SSD can be configured with independent User and Admin PINs, making it ideal for corporate and government deployment. If the User forgets their PIN, the drive can be unlocked using the Admin PIN which can then clear the forgotten User PIN and allow for the User to set a new PIN.
Drive Reset Feature
The datAshur SSD also includes a drive reset feature which clears both User and Admin PINs, destroys the data, creates a new randomly generated encryption key and allows the drive to be reused. The datAshur SSD is capable of generating an infinite number of randomly generated encryption keys, allowing the user to reset the drive as often as required.
Dust and Water Resistant Durable Aluminium Housing - IP58 Certification
Protecting data goes well beyond encryption. Tough enough to go anywhere, the datAshur SSD's resilient design makes it perfect for travel and field applications. With its rugged, extruded aluminium crush-resistant casing, the datAshur SSD is tamper evident and well-protected against physical damage.
The Ingress Protection (IP) rating is an international standard that tests electrical products against two main environmental factors, liquids and dust. The testing is done independently by a 3rd party and involves two separate tests. In order to receive the certification, the datAshur SSD was subjected to a dust chamber for 8 hours and submerged in a water tank at 1 meter for 30 minutes, after which the datAshur SSD was tested for functionality, and inspected for water and dust in its electronics.
Sealed from Physical Attacks by Tough Epoxy Coating
The internal drive components are completely protected by a super tough epoxy compound, making it virtually impossible to remove without causing permanent damage to the electronics. This barrier prevents a potential hacker from accessing the encryption circuitry and launching a variety of potential attacks.
Brute Force Self Destruct Feature
As the datAshur SSD is unlocked using its own keypad and not via a keyboard, it is not vulnerable to software/hardware based key-loggers or brute force attacks. In addition, the datAshur SSD further protects your data with a programmable “Brute Force Hack Defence Mechanism” which deletes the encryption key and destroys all stored data if the incorrect PIN is entered up to a total of 20 consecutive times.
Unattended Auto Lock Feature
The datAshur SSD automatically locks once you unplug the drive from your computer's USB port or power to the USB port is turned off or after a pre-programmed period of inactivity
Wear Resistant Key Pad
Designed with protection in mind, the entire iStorage family incorporates ‘wear resistant keypads’ to hide key usage and avoid tipping off a potential hacker to the commonly used keys.
Lock Override Mode
Designated for specific cases in which the datAshur SSD needs to remain unlocked through USB port re-enumeration such as during reboot, or passing through a virtual machine. With the toughness and security you'd expect from iStorage, the datAshur SSD brings new features, speed, and storage capacities that you'd never expect in a flash drive.
What is the difference between software and hardware encryption?
• Complex passwords can be cracked easily and quickly with a Brute Force Attack.
• Simple password cracking software is readily available on the internet, often free of charge.
• Software encryption is vulnerable to key loggers – where every key pressed is logged in either a software or hardware key logger.
• Software encryption can be corrupted by viruses.
• Software encryption is much slower when compared to hardware encryption.
• Software encryption needs to be installed on each computer that the external storage device is used on.
• Software encryption shares computers resources to encrypt data with other programs on the computer, making it only as safe as your computer.
• The datAshur SSD cannot be brute force attacked.
• The datAshur SSD is not vulnerable to keyloggers as the PIN is entered on the unit rather than the keyboard.
• The datAshur SSD does not require any software and can be used on Windows, MAC, Linux, Chrome, Android, Thin Clients and Embedded Systems.
• Encryption is performed in real-time thus there is no speed degradation.
• No software or drivers are required.