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CipherShield Dual Keys FIPS 140-2 256-bit AES USB 2.0/eSATA Hardware Encrypted External RAID Desktop Hard Drive
Available In Price Model
4TB 899.99 CSE-4T-U2KKB
6TB 999.99 CSE-6T-U2KKB

Overview

CipherShield Dual Keys Encrypted External Hard Drive safeguards and protects classified information when they are too important to be left in the hand of one individual. To gain access to the drive, authentication will be based on two unique Cipher Keys. It requires both keys to be plugged in all the time while working with the drive. It is like getting a safe deposit box that takes two keys to open. It is suitable for group setting where more than one individual are working on highly confidential projects. i.e. blueprints for company’s next new products, top secret programs, highly confidential legal cases, sensitive customer records and financial information.

CipherShield design features a chip embedded in the access key which matches the AES encryption module on the controller board. The drive will automatically lock down its content once the key is unplugged, or power is shut off. And without the access key, data will not be seen or accessed in the event of theft or loss of the external drive. Data stored on the hard drive are safeguarded by hardware-based National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) certified industrial strength AES (Advanced Encryption standard) cryptographic engine. The advantage of hardware encryption over software encryption is that you need not be concerned about Trojans/viruses or software upgrades, which results in a decrease of total cost of ownership. Since CipherShield encrypts data independent of the operating system; removing the drive and connecting it directly to the SATA BUS will not defeat the encryption. Unit is bundled with two keys and registration is required for key duplication.

Feature

  • Large capacity with RAID 0 striping for faster transfer
  • Provides maximum protection with access requirement of two keys
  • Bundled with two sets of unique CipherKeys – a total of 4 keys
  • NIST FIPS 140-2 compliant AES hardware encryption with 256-bit encryption
  • Conforms to HIPPA regulation regarding patient privacy and to Sarbanes-Oxley regarding corporate financial and accounting practice
  • CipherShield Smart Insert technology with CipherKey to authenticate the drive
  • FDE (Full Disk Encryption) encrypt whole drive
  • Real time “on-the-fly” encryption without any performance degradation
  • Faster, easier to use, and provide a better security than software encryption
  • Operates independently to the OS: does not require separate drivers
  • Encryption key is on the removable hardware key; can be removed and stored away to prevent unauthorized access
  • Plug and play; no complicated installation
  • Transfer rate:
    • USB 2.0: Up to 480 Mbits/s
  • Drive: Pre-formatted NTFS SATA Drive (can be reformatted for Mac or Linux)

Specifications

System Requirement

  • eSATA port with AHCI mode to support hot-plug
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed port
  • Compatible to USB 3.0 port but will run at USB 2.0 transfer speed
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
  • Windows Server 2012, 2008, 2003. Does not work with 2000 Server
  • Linux
  • Larger than 2TB requires GPT support; does not support Windows XP

Package Content

  • CipherShield AES Encrypted External Drive
  • 4 Cipherkeys
  • USB 2.0 A to B cable
  • eSATA cable
  • Power adapter
  • User manual