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28th October 2009

iSTORAGE LAUNCHES NEW RANGE OF PIN CODE HARDWARE ENCRYPTED PORTABLE DATA STORAGE DEVICES FOR ULTIMATE DIGITAL SECURITY

iStorage, a leading specialist of portable data storage devices and digital encryption, is launching a new range of innovative portable devices at the Procurex Scotland exhibition, 28-29 October 2009. DigiSAFE DiskCrypt Mobile and diskG* are the first two portable storage devices in the range that enable pin code protection and encryption for unparalleled security and controlled access to corporate files and folders when away from the office.

DigiSAFE DiskCrypt Mobile
DigiSAFE DiskCrypt Mobile is a portable hard drive designed to encrypt data ‘on the fly’ as it is being written to the drive with no performance degradation. This is a simple to use solution for those that require access to confidential data when away from home or the office. Users will benefit from complete peace of mind that if lost, the data on the hard drive is fully protected at all times.

The two factor authentication involves the use of a smartcard that is inserted into the enclosure followed by a PIN number that is entered directly onto a keypad on its front before the data is accessible. This ensures protection from key-loggers as any codes are entered away from the computer’s keyboard. With both USB2.0 and Firewire connectivity, it is fully independent of the operating system and requires no additional software drivers or applications for installation.

iStorage diskG*
diskG* provides portable digital encryption with secure PIN code access in a powerful and compact device. Access to data stored on the diskG* can only be obtained using a PIN code similar to using an ATM. The device features AES 256 bit real time hardware encryption to keep data secure even if the hard drive is removed from the enclosure. With storage capacities of up to 1000GB*, the device can be used for safely transporting data between office and home as well as storing photos, music and video files.

diskG* requires no software installation enabling an immediate and easy setup. Its conveniently integrated USB cable eliminates the need to carry around leads, making it ideal for use with notebooks when taking data on the road. Its low powered, compact, robust design features a 16-point omni-directional shock mounting system to protect the drive from any potential damage. The device allows up to ten unique user IDs and one administrator, providing a secure and cost effective solution for small business.

Real time hardware encryption
Both DigiSAFE DiskCrypt Mobile and diskG* deliver a superior level of data security through real time hardware encryption, which performs its operation ‘on-the-fly’, encrypting and decrypting bytes and sectors of data as it is written or read from the hard drive. This delivers greater performance and speeds compared to software encryption, and as no software is installed, users need not worry about Trojans, viruses and software upgrades.

Key benefits

  • The highest level of security with pin code access and hardware encryption
  • Optimum mobility with integral connectivity in a robust, compact design
  • Simple to install and use with no software or applications needed

Also available soon:
DigiSAFE DeskCrypt is a hardware-based encryption module that is uniquely designed to sit internally between the SATA connector on the motherboard and the hard drive of any PC desktop. It requires no mounting and operates by encrypting and securing every byte of data as it is written onto the hard drive without any loss in disk performance. It requires no additional software drivers or applications for installation and is fully independent of the operating system.

For more information please visit www.istorage-uk.com or call +44 (0) 20 8832-1253

Notes to Editor
*One gigabyte (GB) = one thousand megabytes; accessible capacity will be less and actual capacity
depends on the operating environment and formatting.
**Information from ICO Website

DigiSAFE DiskCrypt Mobile is available now from £151.80 inc. VAT.

diskG* is available now with prices starting from £113.85 inc. VAT.

Technical specifications are available on request.

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 8832-1253.

For further information please contact:
Matt King / James Meredith
Media Safari
T: +44 (0)1225 471202
E: jamesm@mediasafari.co.uk
* Previously known as diskGenie