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Secure 18 Terabytes’ Worth of Data With iStorage’s PIN Authenticated, Hardware Encrypted HDD

Press Release: October 12, 2020

iStorage announces the launch of the world’s first and only PIN authenticated, hardware encrypted hard drive with a capacity of 18TB incorporating a Common Criteria EAL 4+ Ready Secure Microcontroller

London, 12th October 2020 – iStorage, the award-winning and trusted global leader of hardware encrypted data storage and cloud encryption devices, is proud to announce the launch of the  diskAshur DT², which is now available in an 18TB capacity.

The diskAshur DT² USB 3.1 HDD is a PIN-authenticated, hardware encrypted portable hard drive that securely encrypts, stores and protects data to military standards. It is the world’s first and only NCSC CPA, FIPS 140-2, NLNCSA BSPA and NATO restricted certified encrypted desktop HDD.

This launch appropriately comes at a time when many organisations have experienced a significant rise in ransomware attacks. Encrypting and keeping a safe offline back-up of valuable, confidential information is highly recommended. Using AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption and PIN authentication, the diskAshur DT² is the only solution available today to secure up to a whopping 18TB worth of valuable data with a dedicated on-board secure microprocessor that is Common Criteria EAL 4+ ready and to have all four industry leading government certifications.

Securely back up high volumes of data

To avoid losing access to important information during a ransomware attack, organisations should securely store offline back-ups of valuable data onto an encrypted hard-disk drive. Using a PIN-protected HDD will secure the data even if the drive is lost or stolen. Now available in 18TB capacity, organisations can benefit from iStorage’s unprecedented security whilst storing a larger volume of data, ensuring compliance with data security and confidentiality laws, such as GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, SOX and others.

The diskAshur DT² uniquely incorporates a Common Criteria EAL4+ ready secure microprocessor, which employs built-in physical protection mechanisms designed to defend against external tamper, bypass attacks and more. The drive is only accessible by entering a unique 7-15-character password on the on-board keypad, preventing unauthorised access to the data stored on the drive.

The brute force attack protection feature safely erases all data and credentials when such attack is detected. The Drive Reset feature reverts the drive to the factory default settings, deleting the password, encryption key and data, thus protecting your organisations’ priceless data.

Additional key features include:

  • OS & platform independent
  • Works on any device with a USB port
  • FIPS PUB 197 validated encryption algorithm
  • Read-only (write protect) & read/write
  • Super speed USB 3.1
  • Epoxy coated wear resistant keypad
  • Self-destruct feature
  • Unattended auto lock
  • IP56 certified (dust and waterproof)
  • Tamper proof and evident design
  • Available capacities: 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/14/16/18 TB

The diskAshur DT² 18TB drive is the perfect solution for those wanting to securely protect or back up their confidential data. For more information on the diskAshur DT², please visit istorage-uk.com/product/diskashur-dt2/.

Want to give the diskAshur DT² a try without any obligation? Fill out the form to request a free 30-day evaluation: https://istorage-uk.com/request-a-free-evaluation/


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About iStorage

iStorage is the trusted global leader in providing the most secure data storage solutions. We deliver the most innovative and easy-to-use products to securely store and protect data to military specified encryption levels. We ensure that all users of iStorage products are fully protected against data leakage and comply to data protection regulations and directives. iStorage products have been successfully awarded government certifications, such as FIPS 140-2 Level 2/3, NCSC CPA, NLNCSA BSPA/Dep-V and NATO Restricted. Our hardware encrypted USB flash, hard disk and solid-state drives and cloud encryption module are protected by PIN or biometric authentication, and are trusted by government, military and multinational corporations, as well as consumers, in over 50 countries.

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