Apricorn Partners with Squadra Technologies to
Add Security Console to its Aegis Secure Drives
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Squadra’s Secure Removable Media Manager Adds Centralized Security, Data Tracking and Reporting to Apricorn’s Encrypted Drives
Poway, Calif. Dec 4th, 2013 – Apricorn, (www.apricorn.com) a leader in data security products for business, today announced its partnership with Squadra Technologies to provide enterprise security software to its Aegis Secure USB Drives. Squadra’s Secure Removable Media Manager (SecRMM) is a perfect companion to the Aegis family and prevents sensitive data from being copied to removable media by unauthorized personnel, creating centralized control for administrators that enhance the endpoint security created by Apricorn’s Secure Drives.
“Apricorn’s Aegis Secure Drives have long been known in the data security arena as powerful endpoint security devices. Their 256-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption and embedded keypad or biometric authentication have received FIPS 140-2 Validation and have been employed in many DLP strategies,” said Mike McCandless, VP of Sales and Marketing at Apricorn. “Combining Squadra’s Secure Removable Media Manager into our secure drive product offering simply extends that security. Administrators now have the ability to control how their data is accessed, not only with our drives but across all of their mobile devices.”
Implementing Squadra’s SecRMM console with Apricorn’s Aegis Secure Drives enables organizations to white list devices, track when a file is transferred to a drive or any other removable device, correlate that event to an individual device user, and if necessary take appropriate measures to protect corporate data all while producing an auditable activity report. SecRMM also has the ability to restrict the copying of specific files and folders with pinpoint accuracy. Using pre-defined criteria, including User IDs and Serial Numbers, an IT department is able to easily enhance and enforce their DLP strategy.
Developed to address requirements from the United States government and military, Squadra’s powerful management console offers a slew of security features:
• Detailed forensic data and device tracking for USB devices, smart phones, tablets, external drives, SD cards, CD/DVDs and all removable media
• Comprehensive activity reports and audit logs
• Black Listing and White Listing of Devices - Provides a removable media authorization layer to prevent unauthorized devices from mounting to the network or host
• Pinpoint control of files or folders the end-user can copy, completely customizable using several criteria including User ID, Removable Media Serial Number, Internal ID (VID or PID) or the program used to perform the write operation
• Ability to Create an Enforceable two man policy for sensitive data where at least 2 people must be involved for the removable media write operation to occur – such as authorized personnel and an administrator
• Transparent integration with any hardware / software encryption technology
• Tightly integrated with Microsoft’s Active Directory making removable media security policies very easy to maintain and deploy
• 100% scriptable
“The partnership between Apricorn and Squadra Technologies gives IT and security administrators a perfect combination to deploy removable media while managing exposure of sensitive data,” said Barbara LaMark, CEO of Squadra Technologies.
Licensing and Availability
A free 14-day trial of Squadra’s Secure Removable Media Manager is available for download at Apricorn’s website at:
Single licenses start at $25. Enterprise licenses and volume pricing available.
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Squadra’s Secure Removable Media Manager is fully compatible with Microsoft Operating System.
Apricorn’s Aegis Secure Drives compatible with any standard sized USB port (for optimal speeds use a USB 3.0 port)
Apricorn’s secure drives have become the standard for many data security strategies for some of the most prominent names in the industries of finance, healthcare and government. Founded in 1983, Apricorn has developed numerous award winning products under the Apricorn brand and has been an OEM supplier to a number of leading computer manufacturers. Apricorn is headquartered in Poway, California, and distributes products throughout North America, Canada and Worldwide.
About Squadra Technologies
Squadra Technologies is focused on providing solutions to help organizations be more secure and productive. Our development team has comprehensive knowledge of Systems Management software, particularly Microsoft Operations Manager and Microsoft Configuration Manager, and an extensive background writing computer software, especially on Windows Operating Systems. Squadra Technologies is headquarted in Las Vegas, Nevada. For additional information please visit http://www.squadratechnologies.com
Phone: (562) 221-3079