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Kingston Technology has announced the Kingston DataTraveler 6000 USB flash drive, a drive suitable for financial organisations and government agencies thanks to its encryption and Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 Level 3 protection.

Kingston Technology has announced the Kingston DataTraveler 6000 (DT6000) USB Flash drive, which protects sensitive data with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 validation and 100-percent encryption. This device is suitable for financial service organisations and government agencies that need the strongest data protection in mobile storage devices. The DT6000 meets data-at-rest regulations and is the most secure USB Flash drive available on the market.

Organisations spend millions annually on network security to thwart hackers and other outsider threats. Frequent news stories show that security breaches associated with USB drives are more often the result of negligence (lost drives) and a lack of security policy, education and enforcement rather than malicious intent. In other words, having an unencrypted USB drive is a potential data breach in one’s pocket.

The Kingston¬Æ DT6000 utilises patented Secured by Spyrus technology which supports 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption using XTS block cipher mode. XTS is the latest generation technology that provides much stronger protection than other block cipher modes such as CBC and ECB modes. The DT6000 also uses ‚military-grade’ elliptic curve cryptography (ECC), which is recommended by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) as part of its Suite B set of cryptographic algorithms.

‚While enterprises and government agencies need to be able to provide remote and mobile employees access to sensitive and confidential data, establishing security policies and deploying USB products that prevent data loss is as important and immediate as an organisation’s network security,‚ said Grant Rau, business development manager Kingston Technology South Africa. ‚Using non-secure USB drives makes organisations vulnerable to data loss and breaches that can affect the company’s credibility with its employees, customers and partners. The DT6000 is the most secure USB Flash drive available and will meet the most stringent corporate or government requirements.‚

While other companies concentrate on security around cloud-based services, Kingston keeps its focus on the hardware security side. Kingston’s longstanding relationships with controller and NAND Flash suppliers, as well as global distribution capabilities ensure a steady supply of products to meet customer needs. Along with the DT6000, Kingston has an extensive family of secure DataTraveler USB Flash drives to match the security needs for all levels of enterprises:

· DataTraveler 4000: Designed for high-value corporate deployments, the DT4000 provides FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validation, at an affordable cost.

· DataTraveler Vault Privacy (DTVP): Optimal for sensitive enterprise environments with 256-bit AES encryption.

Kingston’s secure USB Flash drives are backed by a five-year warranty and 24/7 technical support. For more detailed information visit

Kingston DataTraveler 6000 Features and Specifications:

· FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated

· Ultra-Strong Security Architecture

· Drive locks down after 10 intrusion attempts and encryption key is destroyed

· No passwords stored on device or host

· Hardware designed and assembled in the U.S.

· United States National Security Agency Suite B set of cryptographic on Board

· Elliptic curve cryptography

· Secure channel communication

· Digitally signed firmware updates using Suite B SHA-384 and ECDSA P-384

· DT6000 can operate with AutoRun disabled

· Enforces tamper-free AutoRun files

· Cryptography made in the U.S.

· Enforced Complex Password: Password is user-set with a minimum of three of the four characteristics (lowercase, uppercase, characters and numbers) required to prevent unauthorised access

· Full Privacy: 100 percent of stored data is protected by 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) hardware-based encryption in XTS mode ― master key recreated at logon

· Customisable: preload content, full security policy customisation, casing options

· Tamper-Proof Physical Security Barrier

· Waterproof: protected against water damage

· Guaranteed : five-year warranty with 24/7 customer support

· Ruggedised: titanium-coated stainless steel casing

¬∑ Dimensions: 3.06″ x 0.9″” x 0.47″” (77.9mm x 22mm x 12.05mm)

· Speed: up to 11MB/s read, 5MB/s write

· Capacities: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB

· Compatibility: designed to USB 2.0 specifications

· Operating Temperature: 32ºF to 140ºF (0ºC to 60ºC)

· Storage Temperature: -4ºF to 185ºF (-20ºC to 85ºC)

· Minimum System Requirements:

· USB 2.0 compliant and 1.1 compatible

· Two (2) free consecutive letters required for use

Kingston DataTraveler 6000 USB Flash Drive

Part Number

Capacity and Features



DataTraveler 6000 2GB Secure USB



DataTraveler 6000 4GB Secure USB



DataTraveler 6000 8GB Secure USB



DataTraveler 6000 16GB Secure USB


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