EDGE Tech Corp, the US-based company that gave us the 32GB USB 2.0 memory stick, has announced the DiskGO Secure Guardian Flash Drive – a storage device that exceeds the government standard for encrypting data with its 256-bit AES hardware encryption.
Not only is the GUARDIAN secure, but it’s fast—featuring dual-channel SLC flash with read speeds of 25MB/s and write speeds of 16MB/s.
The GUARDIAN also comes with an incredibly rugged anodized aluminum housing which withstands elements such as rough treatment, water, dirt and sand. Complex passwords are required for use; adding an additional layer of security.
Encrypting data with the GUARDIAN is 100% mandatory—the only option for storing files is in its encrypted section. An optional contact information feature allows for storage of information such as phone number and email address, in the event the GUARDIAN is misplaced.
Brute force and other malicious password guessing attacks are thwarted by GUARDIAN’s lock down function—encrypted data is completely erased after eight failed password attempts.
The DiskGO Secure Guardian Flash Drive is available in four different models: 1GB ($69.95), 2GB ($99.95), 4GB ($149.95) and 8GB ($249.95).