Aegis Fortress - USB 3.0
FIPS 140-2 Encrypted USB 3.0 Hard Drive with PIN Access

Aegis Fortress - USB 3.0

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The highest level of security for your data with the fastest USB 3.0 speeds.
Aegis Fortress FIPS 140-2 Validated Drive, certified and tested to NIST FIPS 140-2 Level 2 requirements

Sporting an easy-to-use keypad that is impervious to dust and grit, super-tough integrated USB 3.0 cable, plus a software-free setup and operation, the Aegis Fortress enables you to access the drive simply and easily with your own unique PIN. With no software updates or ADMIN rights to contend with, this drive is a breeze to implement in corporate environments, and with on-the-fly 256-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption you know your data is safe 24/7.

FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Validated
Tested and Validated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Aegis Fortress is validated to meet the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 specification. FIPS 140-2 validation is the cryptography standard required by the US federal government for protection of sensitive data. It covers 11 areas of its cryptographic security system, including physical security, cryptographic key management and design integrity.

Drives Validated to the FIPS 140-2 specification are required to be used by U.S. government branches as well as civilian companies in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom that contract to the US government.

Additionally governments and public companies worldwide in the education, healthcare, and financial services industries have adopted using FIPS 140-2 validated drives as the regulations requiring their use is continuously expanding. Enterprises that wish to use the strongest encryption available have also adopted using FIPS 140-2 drives as it’s widely known how stringent the testing is to receive this level of certification.

Easy-to-use KeyPad, Software-Free Design and Ability to Work on ANY Operating System makes Corporate Deployment a Breeze
With an easy-to-use keypad design and software-free setup, the Aegis Fortress Secure Drive enables you to access the drive with your own unique PIN. The embedded keypad prevents hardware and software key logging attempts to capture your password entered via the host system.

Utilizes Military Grade FIPS PUB 197 Validated Encryption Algorithm
Featuring 256-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption, the Aegis Fortress seamlessly encrypts all data on the drive on-the-fly, keeping your data safe even if the drive is removed from its enclosure.

Software-Free Design – With no admin rights to contend with
Setup takes just minutes. With no software installation required for setup or operation and the ability to run on any platform, the Aegis Fortress provides stress-free deployment in corporate environments.

Independent Admin and User PINs
The Aegis Fortress can be configured with independent Admin and User PINs. The Administrator Feature allows enrollment of up to five unique User ID’s and one Administrator, making it a useful business collaboration tool. If the User forgets their PIN, the drive can be unlocked using the Admin PIN. With its Forced Enrollment feature, the Aegis Fortress requires you to create your own unique PIN at first use, ensuring a secure PIN from the get go.

Drive Reset Feature
The Aegis Fortress also employs a useful drive reset feature, which can be implemented with a unique command. This clears all PINs and data, and creates a new randomly generated encryption key, enabling the drive to be reset and redeployed as many times as needed.

Auto-lock Feature
The unattended Aegis Fortress can be configured to lock after a pre-determined amount of time of your choosing. Ideal for protecting your data when you’re away from your desk.

Data at Rest protection
All data, PINs, and encryption keys are always encrypted while at rest.

Brute Force Self Destruct Feature
The Aegis Fortress uses a three pronged approach to protect against a Brute Force attack. The first step is to deny access to the drive until the drive can verify the user PIN. After several incorrect attempts the drive will lock itself, requiring the drive to be plugged in again to input a PIN. This feature blocks automated attempts to enter PIN numbers. Lastly, after a predetermined number of failed PIN entries, the Fortress assumes it is being attacked and will destroy the encryption key and lock itself, rendering the data useless and requiring a total reset to redeploy the drive.

Sealed from Physical Attacks by Tough Epoxy Coating
In addition to encrypting all of the PINs, data and the encryption key itself, the Aegis Fortress adds another barrier between your data and a hacker. The encryption chip and circuitry of the Aegis Fortress are completely protected by a super tough epoxy compound, which is virtually impossible to remove without causing permanent damage to the electronics. This barrier prevents a potential hacker from accessing the encryption circuitry and launching a variety of potential attacks.

VTC (Variable Timing Circuit) Technology
Protection against hacker attempts doesn’t stop with Brute Force. Incorporated into the Aegis Fortress' electronics is Apricorn’s Variable Time Circuit (VTC) technology, working to thwart “timing attacks” aimed at accessing the drive by studying the behavior and infiltrating the Padlock’s electronics.

Wear-Resistant Key Pad - IP56 Certified Water & Dust Resistant
Designed with protection in mind, the entire Aegis Fortress family incorporates ‘wear-resistant’ keypads to hide key usage and avoid tipping off a potential hacker to the commonly used keys.

Compact, Rugged Design
Perfect for taking your data on the road, the Aegis Fortress' low powered design is perfect for using with notebooks and taking your data on the road. Perfectly pocketable, the Aegis Fortress compact, robust design features a convenient integrated USB cable; eliminating the need to carry around cords and allows you to be connected at the flick of a fingertip.

Super fast USB 3.0 Connection – Data transfer speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0
With USB 3.0 data transfer rates up to ten times faster than traditional USB 2.0 drives, the Aegis Fortress' superfast performance is comparable to that of your computer’s internal drive, enabling you transfer large files in seconds and quickly back up an entire system. The Aegis Fortress is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 ports.

 

Specifications

Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0 - up to 5 Gbps
Power Supply 100% Bus Powered
Buffersize 8MB
Interface Super Speed USB 3.0 (Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1)
RPM 5400
Average seek time 12 ms
Shock - non operating 1000G 1ms
Shock - operating 300G 2ms
Dimensions 19mm X 84.5mm X 120mm (0.75” X 3.3” X 4.7”) Weight: 6.2oz.
Warranty 3 year limited
Approvals FC CE | FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Validated
Certification Policies Click here for Security Policies
System Requirements Compatible with all Operating Systems, including Windows, Mac and Linux Requires USB port
Comments One gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes; accessible capacity will be less and actual capacity depends on the operating environment and formatting.

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Aegis Padlock Fortress Datasheet
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Aegis Padlock Fortress Manual
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Faqs

Aegis Fortress - USB 3.0

FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Validated

Onboard keypad protects against hardware
and software key logging attacks

Military Grade FIPS PUB 197 Validated Encryption

Hardware-based 256-bit AES-XTS encryption
seamlessly encrypts all data on-the-fly, protecting
the data even if the drive is removed from it's casing

Super Speed USB 3.0 Interface;
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 ports

Administrator Password facilitates setup and
admin access prior to end-user deployment

Brute Force Self Destruct Feature

Variable Timing Circuit Technology

Software-Free Design.
No Admin Rights or Software Updates

Wear-Resistant Key Pad

IP56 Certified as Water and Dust Resistant

Interior Electronics Protected by Hardened Epoxy Coating

Bus powered from Standard USB Port

Integrated USB 3.0 cable

Shock and Vibration Resistant

Worry-free 3 year warranty

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