In the Enterprise sector, when employees use their own Flash drives to travel with data and take work home, your company is at risk. Unprotected data on an unsecured Flash drive can lead to devastating consequences – lost reputations, lost profits, lost jobs; in short, all the horrors you read about in the daily news. Secure data on a DataTraveler drive and rest assured it’s protected.  The Kingston DataTraveler 5000 waterproof USB flash drive  is FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified with Level 3 pending, and features 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption.

The flash drive uses XTS cipher mode and also uses elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) algorithms to meet Suite B standards approved by the U.S. government. It supports hardware-based 256-bit AES-XTS and Suite B cryptography, including ECC. Suite B algorithms were specifically selected and approved by the U.S. government and the Department of Defense for use in multinational data sharing environments including both classified and unclassified applications.

FIPS 140-2 certification requires a validation process that meets federal requirements set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This is critical because many governmental agencies in the United States mandate that sensitive “data at rest” (i.e., all information not in the network) must be encrypted with the FIPS 140-2 standard.  Level 2 means the DataTraveler 5000 has a tamper-evident construction which acts to notify any users if their drive has been tampered with. It also has a power-on self test that verifies the encryption mechanism is running properly each time the drive is plugged into a USB port.

So, you no longer worry your sensitive data exposed to the public when you lost it or drop into the water.  The DataTraveler 5000 is available in 2, 4, 8 and 16GB capacities.