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Kingston adds 4GB and 8GB capacities to its DataTraveler 2000 lineup

By John Law - on 16 Aug 2017, 12:14pm

Kingston adds 4GB and 8GB capacities to its DataTraveler 2000 lineup

Kingston recently announced that it has added both 4GB and 8GB capacity options to its DataTraveler 2000 encrypted USB drive family.

The new, smaller capacity will exist alongside the already existing 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models, all of which are built with an alphanumeric keypad for PIN protection, and a 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption. Additionally, the two additions are also FIPS-197 certified. The alphanumeric keypad allows users to lock the drive with either a word or a number combination. If a person fails to key in the correct PIN after 10 tries, the USB drive does a full-drive reset, whereby all existing data on the drive is deleted and a new password is required.

“Lower capacity drives limit the amount of data that can be copied off a network, making it more difficult for large amounts of sensitive data to be transferred to unauthorized parties in the event the drive gets lost or falls into the wrong hands,” Kingston said. “Since most data leaks are the result of employees or others who have authorized access to an organization’s network, the less data that can be copied, the less that can be leaked.”

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