The fusion of hardware encryption, PIN access and USB 3.0

Apricorn expanded their Aegis Secure Drives to the desktop environment with a new desktop edition, the Aegis Padlock.

Sporting a spacious capacity of up to 3 TB with a Super Speed USB 3.0 interface, the Aegis Padlock DT not only provides immense storage and lightning fast access speeds, but also protects its data with AES-XTS hardware encryption and secure PIN access.

Protection from unauthorized access:

Alphanumeric keypad for secure access – The Aegis Padlock DT uses an onboard keypad to unlock the drive with a unique 6-16 digit PIN. The embedded keypad prevents hardware or software malware attempts to capture your password entered via the host system.

Military grade hardware encryption – All data on the drive is protected in real-time using your choice of AES-XTS 128-bit or 256-bit hardware encryption. Encryption keys and PINs are never exposed to the host system and are protected using SHA-256 hashing cryptographic algorithm.

Auto-lock – The unattended Aegis Padlock DT can be configured to lock after a pre-determined amount of time of your choosing. Ideal for protecting your data when you’re away from your desk.

Brute Force Defense Mechanism – Protecting against automated attempts to crack the drive’s PIN, the Aegis Padlock DT uses a three pronged approach to protect itself from hackers; after denying access to incorrect PINs 5 times, the DT requires the drive to be disconnected and reconnected to the USB port. Once the maximum number of failed attempts has been reached the Aegis Padlock DT deletes the encryption key rendering all stored data useless and requiring a complete reset of the Aegis Padlock DT in order to redeploy the drive.

Simple to deploy and manage in corporate environments, the Aegis Padlock DT can be configured with independent Admin and User PINs. If the user forgets their PIN, the drive can be unlocked using the Admin PIN. The Aegis Padlock DT also employs a useful drive reset feature, which can be implemented with a unique command. This clears all PINs and data, and creates a new randomly generated encryption key, enabling the drive to be reset and redeployed as many times as needed.

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