The Original: Aegis Secure Key 2.0
The first Aegis Secure Key, still going strong with FIPS validated data security and a simplified feature package. No frills, just the necessities like Software-Free, 100% hardware-based 256-bit AES CBC encryption, onboard keypad PIN authentication, and USB 2.0 data transfer speeds. All Data is encrypted on the fly and the device’s PINs and Data remain encrypted while the drive is at rest. Completely cross-platform compatible and OS agnostic; All Apricorn Secure Drives work with Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, Chrome, embedded systems, or equipment in possession of a powered USB port and storage file system. All internal componentry is protected from physical tampering with a layer of hardened epoxy.
Separate Admin and User Mode:
Admin (Device Configuration) Mode and User Access Mode.
The Aegis Secure Key supports independent Admin and User PINs. The Admin mode controls the universal programmable settings of the device and can only be accessed with the Admin PIN. The User mode is limited to basic external drive functions like read /write, unlock / lock, etc. The data on the drive can also be accessed with the admin PIN in the User mode.
Polymer-Coated Wear-Resistant Onboard Keypad:
Drive is Unlocked by Entering a PIN on Keypad and not the Host Computer’s Keyboard.
Until the device is unlocked via its keypad, it remains invisible to the host. The embedded keypad circumvents all hardware and software key logging attempts to capture passwords by excluding the host system from the authentication process. Polymer-coated buttons are wear-resistant and designed to not reveal most commonly used buttons.
Select the Number of Consecutive Invalid PIN Attempts Permitted (4-20) Before Crypto-Erase.
All Aegis Secure Drives are unlocked (authenticated) by entering a PIN on their own onboard keypad. Since the PIN is not entered using the host computer’s keyboard, they are not vulnerable to software or hardware-based key-loggers or software-based brute force attacks. However, if the device comes under a physical brute force attack, your data is protected with a programmable “Brute Force Hack Defense Mechanism” which, if the programmed number (between 4 and 20) of consecutive incorrect password entries has been attempted, the device will delete its own encryption key and destroy the ability to decrypt its stored data.
Drive Reset Feature:
All Apricorn Devices can be Reset and Redeployed Over and Over.
Drive reset clears both the User and Admin PINs, destroys the data, creates a new randomly generated encryption key and allows the drive to be reused repeatedly, with an infinite number of randomly generated encryption keys, allowing the admn and or user to reset the drive as often as is needed.
FIPS 140-2 Level 3
Meets the U.S. government standards for information technology and computer security. NIST FIPS 140 is the cryptography standard program required by the US federal government for protection of sensitive data.
The Aegis Secure Key’s FIPS 140-2 validation covers 11 areas of its cryptographic security system, including physical security, cryptographic key management and design integrity. Available in four levels, the Aegis Secure Key’s FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation encompasses both the Aegis Secure Key’s physical tamper-resistant features as well as its identity-based authentication.
Dust and Water Resistant
Durable Aluminum Housing
Protecting data goes well beyond encryption. Tough enough to go anywhere, the Aegis Secure Key’s resilient design makes it perfect for travel and field applications. With its rugged, extruded aluminum crush-resistant casing, the Aegis Secure Key is tamper evident and well-protected against physical damage.