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Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3z review

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We all need to secure the data we own, and the Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3z offers a memory stick that enables the user to safely carry around their data.

It is slightly longer than a normal thumb drive, —approximately 3.2 inches long, 0.75 inches wide, and 0.37 inches thick.

IT incorporates onboard PIN authentication with 256-bit AES XTS hardware encryption. The Drive is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated which certifies 11 areas of cryptographic security including physical security, cryptographic key management and design integrity.

The Aegis Secure Key 3Z is designed to work with the Aegis Configurator which enables the creation and application of security policy and configuration settings automatically and en masse through a Windows UI rather than manually by device along with securely loading files onto the drive during set up.

It is software-free and OS agonistic so it works with any system. The drive has a rechargeable battery which allows it to be authenticated and unlocked before it’s ever connected to its host. This onboard authentication circumvents all keylogger software/malware attacks. None of the User’s critical security parameters are ever shared with the host.

The Drive can be configured with independent User and Admin PINs, making it ideal for corporate and government deployment. If the User forgets their PIN, the Admin can reset it for them without wiping out the contents on the drive.

Aegis Secure Key further protects the data with a programmable “Brute Force Hack Mechanism” which deletes the encryption key and destroys the data if an incorrect PIN is entered more than the programmable limit is set to allow.

Secure Key 3Z has many new features including user forced enrolment, two read-only modes, lock override which keeps it unlocked through USB re-enumeration / reboot, one-time recovery PINs, user forced enrolment and programmable PIN lengths.

For any business, or even consumer, that take their data anywhere then a device like the Aegis Secure Key 3z is a very wise outlay.

The Aegis Secure Key 3z is available immediately in a variety of sizes, including 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB from around £65. It is available through Apricorn’s channel partners, most online retailers and at www.apricorn.com.