What is datAshur PRO+C?
The iStorage datAshur PRO+C is a user-friendly USB 3.2 (Gen 1) Type-C flash drive that combines ease of use with top-level security measures. It employs PIN protection and hardware encryption (AES-XTS 256-bit) to safeguard your data to military-grade standards.
Available in various capacities ranging from 32GB to 512GB, this innovative device ensures your information remains secure. Additionally, the datAshur PRO+C holds the distinction of being the world’s sole flash drive awaiting validation for FIPS 140-3 Level 3 certification.
The drive’s advanced security features provide complete data security and guarantees maximum protection of your data at all times. Built into the drive is a rechargeable battery, allowing the user to enter an 8-15-digit-PIN via the on-board keypad before connecting the device to a USB port. The datAshur PRO+C cannot be accessed without the user’s unique PIN, giving users peace of mind that their data is safe from prying eyes if their drive is lost or stolen, as without the PIN, there’s no way IN!
The design of the datAshur PRO+C flash drive includes a rugged extruded aluminium sleeve that is dust and water resistant to IP68 (pending) rating, and crush resistant that protects your drive from physical damage whilst keeping your data ultra-secure.
Use it straight out of the box, the datAshur PRO+C does not require any software or drivers to be installed and is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome, Android, Thin Clients, and Embedded Systems. The datAshur PRO delivers drag and drop encryption, plug and play simplicity and can be used with any software. In plain and simple terms, without the PIN, there’s no way in!
Why choose datAshur PRO+C?
Did you know that millions of flash drives are lost or stolen every year and this figure is rising. Have you ever considered the impact of losing your non-encrypted USB flash drive? Your data would be at the mercy of anyone who stumbles across it.
Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) now has the power to fine businesses and government bodies up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act. This includes the loss of an unencrypted USB flash drive that contains client data. The ICO has been very clear in advising businesses and government bodies to encrypt all data that workers access, they also recognise that data which is encrypted and lost or stolen is not vulnerable to compromise.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The European Union will soon have the power to fine companies €100 million or 2% of their annual turnover if they are found to be in breach of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The forthcoming legislation compels anyone who holds data on EU Citizens to implement adequate security measures to protect data from loss or theft.
Loss of confidential data can have a devastating effect on both businesses and consumers. It could lead to a hefty fine, the downfall of a business, embarrassment, job losses and adverse media attention. The iStorage datAshur PRO+C can protect you against all of this.
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 PRO+C cannot be brute force attacked
The datAshur PRO+C is not vulnerable to keyloggers as the PIN is entered on the unit rather than the keyboard
The datAshur PRO+C does not require any software and can be used on any 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