Maxell Launches Compact, Secure, Extremely Durable USB Drive That Exceeds Government Encryption Standards
|(Woodland Park, New Jersey–January 6, 2011) Maxell Corporation of America introduces its Guardian USB Backup Drive, a USB flash drive with 256-bit AES hardware encryption for complete file security during storage and transport. The 256-bit AES hardware encryption and anodized aluminum housing protect the device even if it is lost or stolen, exceeding the government’s standard level of data protection.|
The Guardian USB is extremely durable, including protection from water, sand, dropping the device and even crushing forces, making it well suited for government applications, as well as for any professional who needs to store sensitive footage.
The Guardian is an ultra-fast, high-performance backup solution, perfect for transferring important files for the professional photographer or videographer. The mandatory 256-bit AES encryption provides a perfect solution when shooting sensitive material, including government or corporate footage that could be detrimental if lost or stolen. Easily portable, the Guardian easily fits in a pants pocket or briefcase.
The Guardian’s straight forward interface requires a user to enter a complex password consisting of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols upon first use. Once the drive is locked, users have eight attempts to unlock the drive before the saved data is completely and securely erased. The drive also allows a user to include contact information in case it is lost.
Maintaining the form factor and affordability of slim USB stick drives, Maxell’s new Guardian USB Backup Drive expands the company’s offering in storage media. The Guardian USB has a read speed of up to 20MB/sec, due to its fast dual-channel NAND flash memory. The Maxell guardian is backed by a lifetime warranty.
The Guardian USB is currently available in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB storage capacities at list prices of $49.99, $54.99 and $69.99, respectively.
Maxell is widely recognized as a major supplier in the data storage media industry and has remained at the forefront of the data recording business, with an emphasis on quality, reliability and innovation. In addition, Maxell continues to develop new products utilizing digital storage formats and technologies.