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Encrypted Portable HDD

About Apricorn - The Leader in Portable HDD Encryption

Headquartered in Poway, California, Apricorn provides hardware-based 256-bit encrypted external storage products to companies and organizations that require high-level protection for their data at rest. Since we began in 1983, dozens of award-winning innovations have been developed under the Apricorn brand as well as for a number of leading computer manufacturers on an OEM basis. Apricorn’s unique approach to employing 256-bit internal and portable HDD encryption is particularly valuable for verticals whose data security practices are regulated (e.g., finance, healthcare, education, and insurance.) And for federal, state, and local governments, Apricorn encrypted USB drives and devices set the standard for data security for both North America and the rest of the world. Since every Apricorn Aegis drive is encrypted and authenticated exclusively by way of its own onboard keypad and internal hardware, there is never any software involvement in these critical security parameters. As such, Apricorn device CSPs are never shared with that device's host computer. As we continue to create innovations to defend against today’s threats, as well as to anticipate tomorrow’s, rest assured that your secrets are safe with us.


The Apricorn Advantage: AegisWare™Portable HDD Encryption

The heart and soul of every Apricorn Secure Device, our patent-protected hardware-centric / software-free approach to data security is the best defense against data loss by eliminating the most commonly used attack vectors. This same software-free method also provides complete cross-platform compatibility with any OS or embedded equipment possessing a USB port and file storage system e.g., medical diagnostic devices, military equipment, machinery, etc. From high capacity desktop drives to ultra-portable secure USB thumb drives, Apricorn innovations are the safest places on Earth for your data.

The AegisWare Feature Set:

Aegis Configurator Compatible

Quickly Set Up Multiple Devices Simultaneously Using our Windows-Based App.

Separate Admin and User Mode:

Admin (Device Configuration) Mode and User Access Mode.

Admin Forced Enrollment:

Unique PIN Must be Established at Setup. Eliminates Factory Default PIN Vulnerability commonly found in competitors encrypted devices.

User Forced Enrollment:

Admin Can Program Device at Setup Requiring User to Establish a Unique PIN.

One-Time Use Data Recovery PINs:

Creates State of User Forced Enrollment that Restores Access to Drive.

Two Read-Only Modes:

Global, All Access Settings Controlled by Admin, and User Mode Controlling Individual Settings.

Programmable PIN Lengths:

Admin Designates Minimum and Maximum PIN Lengths (7-16 Characters).

Brute-Force Defense:

Select the Number of Consecutive Invalid PIN Attempts Permitted (4-20) Before Crypto-Erase.

Unattended Auto Lock:

Programmable Length of Time of Inactivity Permitted Before Drive Locks Itself.

Lock Override:

Allows Drive to Remain Unlocked During USB Port Re Enumeration (Virtual Machine, Remote Boot).

Self-Destruct PIN:

When Programmed and Activated, Performs a Crypto-Erase and Becomes New Access PIN.

LED Key Press Indicator:

Option that Visually Confirms Successful Button Presses with Blinking LEDs.

Encrypted Flash Drive


What happens in Aegis, stays in Aegis. With our completely self-contained authentication and encryption processes, all critical security parameters take place within the drive itself, and are never shared with its USB host. Apricorn’s unique approach to ultimate data security and portable HDD encryption is centered on absolute independence from all software and operating systems.

USB Thumb Drive Encryption


Apricorn Aegis secure drives and encrypted USB thumb drives have been rigorously tested and endorsed by some of the most reputable publications in the computing and data security world including PCMag, Wired, PCWorld, Global Security News, SC Magazine, and SSD Review, to name a few. Year after year, Apricorn products continue to set the standard in data security.

Secure Portable HDD


In industries where the protection of client or patient data is regulated such as financial, healthcare, and education, Apricorn secure drives are the trusted choice for the ultimate in data security. With 256-Bit AES encryption and NIST FIPS 140-2 validation up to level 3, Apricorn elevates your data protection above regulatory compliance.

HDD Encryption


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