diskAshur Pro launch

12th February 2014

New diskAshur Pro® the latest addition to products family.
Even more secure than ever.

diskAshur PRO and diskAshur PRO SSD launched with US data security benchmark FIPS 140-2 level 2 certification for ultimate data security

iStorage, a leading specialist in secure portable data storage and encryption, has launched two new products into the global market. diskAshur PRO and diskAshur PRO SSD are both FIPS 140-2 level 2 certified, certificate number 1970. Whilst delivering portable and rugged data protection with integrated super speed USB 3.0 connectivity, the two new products enable rapid and secure access via a unique PIN code for ultimate peace of mind.

Considered a benchmark in US government data security, FIPS 140-2 is a critical and globally recognised metric that demonstrates a technology device has passed a stringent set of rigorous testing procedures and meets the highest standard set for encryption algorithms and data protection. The standard examines 11 areas of a cryptographic module used by a device’s security system, including physical security, cryptographic key management and design assurance.

diskAshur PRO

The dust and water resistant diskAshur PRO hard disk drive is available in 500GB, 1TB and 1.5TB capacities. Its rugged casing and tamper-resistant epoxy-coated circuitry offers protection from physical attacks and hides key usage to avoid tipping off a potential hacker to commonly used keys. The addition of a new ‘shift’ key also increases the number of possible PIN combinations, securing data even further.

diskAshur PRO SSD

The solid-state drive version of iStorage’s diskAshur PRO has no moving mechanical components and stores data in memory chips meaning it is extremely rugged. Like the diskAshur PRO, its software free design means it provides a rapid set up time along with the ability to run on any platform. The device allows for up to four unique user IDs and one administrator, making it a useful business collaboration tool.

“The information security standard certification FIPS 140-2 is a vital measure of data protection at a time when cyber security still ranks as one of the most prominent issues. It will reassure organisations from government to finance and healthcare of all sizes around the world of the robust level of protection offered by iStorage’s security devices,” said John Michael, CEO at iStorage. “Companies need to do more to ensure data is secure at all times and FIPS confirms that our new range of storage devices has been subjected to a rigorous set of tests by a certified third-party laboratory.”

Security features across the new range

  • FIPS 140-2 Level 2certified-US federal government standard for sensitive data
  • 7-16 digit PIN code access –Up-to 16-digit password with wear-resistant keypad
  • Military grade encryption –AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption
  • Brute force self-destruct– Three-pronged approach to prevent brute force attacks
  • Data at rest protection-Always encrypted while at rest
  • Auto lock feature-unattended drive can lock and Self Destruct PIN
  • Drive reset– Clears all PINs and data on command

The iStorage range of products also includes other FIPS certified products including the datAshur ultra secure USB flash drive which is certified to FIPS 140-2 Level 3.

For further information on iStorage’s range of data storage solutions please visit www.istorage-uk.com or call +44 (0)20 8991 6260

About iStorage

iStorage provides high performance and ultra secure portable data storage and security products to users who need to protect their data held on PCs, Macs and portable devices. The founders of iStorage are pioneers in their field and hold several patents, both granted and pending, on a range of related data storage and security products. With a strong belief in careful product selection and unrivalled customer service, iStorage continues to deliver market leading innovations in portable data storage and digital encryption technology. Further information can be found on www.istorage-uk.com or by contacting info@istorage-uk.com / +44 (0)20 8991 6260.


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