Kingston releases encrypted USB with keypad access

Kingston released the DataTraveler 2000 encrypted USB 3.0 Flash drive, which offers hardware encryption and PIN protection with access through an onboard alphanumeric keypad. It’s available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities and is backed by a three-year warranty


The device is designed for global security IT professionals, SMBs and corporate end users who require electronic data protection.

DataTraveler 2000 is easily deployable in a work environment where multiple devices and operating systems are in use as the drive is OS independent and features hardware-based, full disk AES 256-bit data encryption in XTS mode. Encryption is done on the drive and no software or hardware drivers are needed.

The device’s alphanumeric keypad allows users to lock the drive with a word or number combination for easy-to-use PIN protection. For additional security, its auto-lock feature is activated when the drive is removed from the host device and the encryption key and password are deleted after 10 invalid login attempts to thwart brute force intrusions.

DataTraveler 2000 is built with durability in mind as an aluminum cover protects the drive from everyday elements such as water and dust.

DataTraveler 2000 is using Datalock Technology licensed from ClevX, LLC. The two companies have worked together for many years as ClevX’s innovative security and mobility solutions can be found on other Kingston encrypted USB Flash drives.