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iStorage Unveils Cutting-Edge USB Type-C Flash Drive with PIN Protection and Hardware Encryption

iStorage, a globally trusted leader in secure portable data storage devices and cloud encryption solutions, has introduced a new addition to its successful datAshur range—a state-of-the-art encrypted flash drive. The datAshur PRO+C, equipped with a Type-C interface, stands as the world’s first and only flash drive awaiting validation from the new FIPS 140-3 Level 3 scheme, ensuring robust data security.

The user-friendly datAshur PRO+C from iStorage is a USB 3.2 (Gen 1) Type-C flash drive that combines high-speed performance, ease of use, and top-level security measures. It employs PIN protection and hardware encryption to safeguard data to military-grade standards. Available in various capacities ranging from 32GB to 512GB, this innovative device also includes a USB Type-C to Type-A adapter, allowing users to adapt to evolving USB interfaces seamlessly.

The FIPS certification, globally recognised for its stringent testing procedures, demonstrates compliance with the highest standards for encryption algorithms and data protection. It serves as a benchmark for data security in the US government. The FIPS 140-3 standard ensures that hardware meets specific security thresholds, with the latest certification adding requirements for physical tamper-resistance and identity-based authentication.

The advanced security features of the drive provide complete data security and ensure maximum data protection at all times. The drive is equipped with a rechargeable battery, enabling users to enter an 8-15 digit PIN using the on-board keypad before connecting it to a USB port. Without the user’s unique PIN, the datAshur PRO+C remains inaccessible, providing peace of mind in case of loss or theft.

The datAshur PRO+C is designed with independent user and admin PINs, making it ideal for corporate and government use. In the event that a user forgets their PIN, the drive can be unlocked using the admin PIN, allowing the user to set a new PIN.

Moreover, the datAshur PRO+C is programmed to protect against brute force attacks. If the user enters the PIN incorrectly ten consecutive times, the user PIN will be deleted. All data will remain on the device but can only be accessed by entering the admin PIN. However, if the admin PIN is entered incorrectly ten times, the PIN, encryption key, and data will be irreversibly lost, and the device will revert to factory default settings.

John Michael, Founder & CEO of iStorage, stated, “The new datAshur PRO+C flash drive from iStorage combines the benefits of the Type-C interface, including faster transfer speeds, higher capacity, and better device interoperability. Pending FIPS certification further fortifies its security credentials.”

Given the rise in remote and hybrid working, the increasing sophistication and frequency of ransomware attacks, and greater privacy and data regulation, such as the new NIS 2 Directive, organisations of all sizes have compelling reasons to reevaluate their cybersecurity processes and procedures. Implementing secure encryption, particularly during information transfer and sharing, and regular backups of company files help reduce the risk of data breaches and maintain business continuity.

The design of the datAshur PRO+C flash drive features a rugged extruded aluminium sleeve, making it dust and water-resistant to IP68 (pending) and crush-resistant, ensuring data security even in physically demanding environments. All iStorage products, including the new datAshur PRO+C, can be customised with logos, names, telephone numbers, and email addresses.

Infosec 2023 (20-22nd June – ExCel London): Visit iStorage’s stand [S70] at Infosec 2023 to be among the first to see the new datAshur PRO+C flash drive.

For further information about iStorage, please contact:

Media Safari

T: +44 (0) 1285 700715 | E:

Tina Symeon, Marketing Manager, iStorage

T: +44 (0) 20 8991 6260 | E:

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The new iStorage datAshur PRO+C flash drive is cross-platform compatible, requiring no additional software. It offers backward compatibility with USB 3.2 (Gen 1) data transfer speeds of up to 310MB/s (Read) and 246MB/s (Write). Prices for the drive start at £99.00 Ex VAT.

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