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Apricorn Expands on its Hardware-Encrypted Aegis Padlock SSD Series

Apricorn Expands on its Hardware-Encrypted Aegis Padlock SSD Series


The compact Padlock SSD expands to include 1 and 2TB capacities, Aegis Configurator compatibility


POWAY, CA - February 13, 2018 - Apricorn, the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives, today announced the release of the 1 and 2TB versions of the Aegis Padlock SSD portable drives. Like all Apricorn secure drives, these new models are completely software-free, Aegis Configurator compatible, and cross-platform compatible including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, and Chrome.


Apricorn’s software-free approach ensures that:

 1. 100% of the data is hardware-encrypted, and

2. 100% of the authentication process is executed within the device’s embedded encryption system by way of its onboard keypad. 

No critical security parameters such as PINs or encryption keys are shared with the host.  Additionally, software-free / self-contained authentication and encryption make the Aegis line of secure drives compatible with virtually any OS as well as unique applications such as embedded systems and instrumentation without a keyboard.


Rugged, compact, and SSD fast, the Aegis Padlock SSD USB 3.0 Solid State Drive’s encryption module is FIPS 140-2 level 2 validated, IP56 certified resistant against water and dust, equipped with a crush-resistant aluminum enclosure, built-in USB 3.0 cable, and five storage capacities ranging from 120GB up to 2TB. 


“The Aegis Padlock SSD is one of our most popular devices for those needing a tough, rugged, fast drive, which now comes in one and two TB capacities and is Aegis Configurator compatible.” said Mike McCandless, VP of Sales and Marketing. “It’s smaller than a deck of cards and stands up to field abuse, and really shines in extreme temperatures and harsh conditions.”


These devices provide a simple and secure method for transporting sensitive data outside the firewall or storing off line, and help companies in regulated industries adhere to their respective compliance mandates including finance, government, power & energy, legal and healthcare.

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About Apricorn

Headquatered in Poway, California, Apricorn provides secure storage innovations to the most prominent companies in the categories of finance, healthcare, education, and government throughout North America, Canada and EMEA. Apricorn products have become the trusted standard for a myriad of data security strategies worldwide. Founded in 1983, numerous award-winning products have been developed under the Apricorn brand as well as for a number of leading computer manufacturers on an OEM basis.