japan pressrelease

25th February 2014

Tokyo based NewGen Technology, Inc. to make unique USB flash and portable hard drives with PIN code access and hardware encryption available in Japan and Asia/Pacific

iStorage, a leading specialist in portable data storage and digital encryption, has announced that their range of award winning products will be available in Japan for the first time via NewGen Technology, inc. The specialist IT consulting company, that will represent iStorage in the Japanese and Asia/Pacific markets, is headed by NewGen’s President and CEO, Hidechika Kawai, as an iStorage Japan Country Director.

Data security compliance and privacy control in the Japanese business environment is critical where major industries such as telecommunications, government, education, healthcare, automotive and manufacturing require high level encryption on portable data devices. iStorage’s datAshur® USB flash drive and diskAshur® & diskAshur DT® portable hard drives all combine a comprehensive range of digital and physical data protection measures. This includes military grade hardware encryption and an alphanumeric keypad for PIN code access providing a robust and compact solution to data security.

Award winning data protection
iStorage products are the world’s most secure and robust encrypted portable data devices and have received numerous accolades and recognition. The datAshur USB flash drive recently received Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 validation as a measure of its excellent security. The validation examined 11 areas of a cryptographic module used by the device’s security system, including physical security, cryptographic key management and design assurance. It is also in the process of receiving accreditation from CESG and Common Criteria, making it the world’s only flash drive to have three accreditations.

Security features of datAshur:

  • Military grade protection – FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified protection
  • AES 256-bit – hardware encryption
  • Alphanumeric keypad – Onboard keypad prevents hardware and software key-logging
  • 7-15 digit PIN code access – Up-to a 15 digit memorable number or word
  • Tamper resistant – Epoxy resin destroys circuit board components if tampered with
  • Robust design – Sealed extruded aluminium casing protects from dust and water
  • Auto-lock – datAshur will auto lock on loss of power or ejection to prevent access

Security features of diskAshur & diskAshur DT:

  • Military grade protection – A high level of FIPS certification
  • AES 256-bit – hardware encryption
  • 6-16 digit PIN code access – Up-to 16-digit password with wear-resistant keypad
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection – Up to 5Gbps, 10-times faster than USB 2.0
  • Brute force self-destruct – Three-pronged approach to prevent brute force attacks
  • Tamper resistant – Epoxy resin destroys circuit board components if tampered with
  • Variable Time Circuit Technology Prevents ‘timing attacks’ on data by hackers

“The iStorage products have great potential in the Japan, the world’s third largest economy by GDP, as data protection has become a very big issue in recent years and it provides a strong solution for corporate compliance” said Hidechika Kawai, President and CEO of NewGen Technology, Inc. “The devices are unique and there is little else available to match the comprehensive security measures that iStorage has built into its compact range of portable data storage products. There is no doubt that iStorage products would be a product of choice for data protection due to its simplicity, and easy to use as well as providing very high level security feature.

Albert Michael, MEAP business development manager at iStorage states, “We look forward to working alongside NewGen Technology Inc. to establish a presence in Japan where we strongly believe there is great potential for iStorage’s products. We hope to maximise this opportunity by working closely with the country representatives to build a strong presence and reputation in our target markets.”

Picture caption:
(Left to right) datashur®, diskAshur® and diskAshur DT® from iStorage, a range of high security storage solutions that include hardware encryption and alphanumeric PIN code access.

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.

About NewGen Technology, Inc
NewGen Technology, Inc. is a Tokyo-based IT consulting firm that provides technology companies with a proven, cost-effective, and low-risk way to successfully enter the Japanese and Asia/Pac markets. NewGen represents companies who are willing to cultivate relationships with key service providers in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, and the rest of Asia. NewGen provides a physical presence and legal entity, if necessary, in Japan and other regions for foreign companies. For more information visit www.newgen.co.jp / +81 (0)3 5791 3500

For further press information and product imagery please contact:
Ben Veal / Holly Wale
Media Safari
T: +44 (0)1225 471202
E:  hollyw@mediasafari.co.uk

Hidechika Kawai
NewGen Technology, Inc
T: 81.3.5791.3500
E: contact@newgen.co.jp