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Kingston Technology DataTraveler BlackBox USB Flash drive Receives FIPS 140-2 Certification

  • 17 July, 2008 12:00

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<strong>Sydney Australia</strong>–<strong> July 17, 2008</strong> –Kingston
Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products,
today announced the release of its first Federal Information Processing Standard
(FIPS)*-validated USB Flash drive, the DataTraveler BlackBox, available in
2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities. <br/>
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Gaining FIPS 140-2 certification requires a validation process that meets
federal requirements set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST)**, and the Communications Security Establishment of the Government
of Canada. This is critical because many governmental agencies in the United
States and Canada mandate that sensitive “data at rest” (i.e.,
all information not in the network) must be encrypted with the FIPS 140-2
standard. <br/>
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“We are very excited that our DataTraveler BlackBox met all federal
requirements established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST),” said Vaughan Nankivell, Regional Manager- Australia and New
Zealand for Kingston Technology. “This certification, along with other
enhanced security features, makes the DT BlackBox an ideal way to store and
transport confidential documents with the utmost confidence that the data
is secure.” <br/>
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The FIPS Level 2 standard requires the DT BlackBox to run a power-on self
test which verifies that the encryption architecture is functioning each time
it is plugged into a USB port. Beyond the NIST certification, the DataTraveler
BlackBox features 256-bit hardware-based AES encryption via a dedicated processor
which automatically encrypts and decrypts data on the fly. The drive automatically
locks down after ten consecutive failed password attempts, thus helping to
prevent unauthorized access if the drive is lost, stolen or misplaced. <br/>
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*Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards
developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military
government agencies and by government contractors <br/>
** The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory
agency of the United States Department of Commerce. The institute's mission
is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing
measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic
security and improve quality of life.<br/>
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<tr bgcolor="#CCFFFF" bordercolor="#000000">
<td colspan="2" height="20%">
<div align="center"><strong>Kingston DataTraveler BlackBox </strong></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td height="20%" width="26%">Part Number </td>
<td width="74%">Capacity and Features </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td height="20%">DTBB/2GB </td>
<td>DataTraveler BlackBox 2GB </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td height="20%">DTBB/4GB</td>
<td>DataTraveler BlackBox 4GB </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td height="20%">DTBB/8GB </td>
<td>DataTraveler BlackBox 8GB</td>
</tr>
</table>
<strong>Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB Drive Features and Specifications:
</strong><br/>
•Capacities(1): 2GB, 4GB, 8GB <br/>
•Dimensions: 2.76? x 0.88? x 0.44? (70.0mm x 22.4mm x 11.3mm) <br/>
•Speed Rating(2): data transfer rates of 30MB/sec. read and 20MB/sec.
write <br/>
•Enhanced(3): for Windows ReadyBoost on Vista-based systems <br/>
•Compatible Operating Systems: Windows Vista, Windows 2000 (SP4), Windows
XP (SP1 and SP2), Mac OS (10.2x and higher), Linux (2.6 and higher) <br/>
•Operating Temperature: 32º F to 140 º F (0 º C to 60 º
C) <br/>
•Storage Temperature: -4º F to 185º F (-20º C – 85º
C) <br/>
•Easy: plug and play <br/>
•Guaranteed: five-year warranty <br/>
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(1) Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and
thus is not available for data storage. For more information please consult
the Kingston Flash memory guide at: www.kingston.com/flash_memory_guide <br/>
(2) Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage. <br/>
(3) USB 2.0 required for ReadyBoost. <br/>
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<strong>Product Summary </strong><br/>
Manufacturer: Kingston Technology<br/>
Product Name: DataTraveler BlackBox <br/>
RRP for 2GB: AU$189.00, NZ$245.00 <br/>
RRP for 4GB: AU$279.00, NZ$359.00 <br/>
RRP for 8GB: AU$489.00, NZ$635.00 <br/>
Warranty: 5 Yrs <br/>
Website: www.kingston.com/anz <br/>
To view Kingston’s FIPS 140-2 Validation Certificate No. 929, please visit:
<br/>
http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/140crt/140crt929.pdf <br/>
Detailed information about FIPS security levels and procedures can be found
at: <br/>
http://www.csrc.nist.gov/cryptval/140-2.htm <br/>
http://www.csrc.nist.gov/publications/fips/fips140-2/fips1402.pdf <br/>
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<strong>About Kingston Technology Company, Inc. </strong><br/>
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer
of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products
for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs,
mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network
of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California,
Taiwan, China, Malaysia and sales representatives in the United States, Taiwan,
China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Russia, Turkey, and Latin America.
For more information, please visit www.kingston.com/anz <br/>
<br/>
Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology
Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their
respective titleholders. <br/>
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<strong>PR CONTACT </strong><br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: www.gapmarketing.com.au<br/>
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