iStorage Introduces Cutting-Edge USB Type-C Hardware Encrypted Flash Drive with PIN Protection

Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 06:32 pm

iStorage, a renowned global leader in encrypted portable data storage devices and cloud encryption solutions, has unveiled its latest addition to the successful datAshur range—an encrypted flash drive. The new datAshur PRO+C, featuring a Type-C interface, is the world’s first flash drive pending validation under the new FIPS 140-3 Level 3 scheme, which ensures exceptional data security.

The user-friendly datAshur PRO+C from iStorage is a USB 3.2 (Gen 1) Type-C flash drive that combines high-speed data transfer, user convenience, and top-level security measures. It utilises PIN protection and hardware encryption, providing military-grade data safeguarding. Available in capacities ranging from 32GB to 512GB, this innovative device includes a USB Type-C to Type-A adapter, ensuring compatibility with evolving USB interfaces.

The FIPS certification, recognised globally, serves as a testament to the stringent testing procedures and encryption standards adhered to by iStorage. This certification program sets the benchmark for US government data security. The FIPS 140-3 standard guarantees specific security thresholds, with the latest certification incorporating requirements for physical tamper-resistance and identity-based authentication.

The advanced security features of the datAshur PRO+C ensure comprehensive data protection and maximum security at all times. Equipped with a rechargeable battery, users can enter an 8-15 digit PIN using the onboard keypad before connecting the drive to a USB port. The datAshur PRO+C remains inaccessible without the user’s unique PIN, providing peace of mind even if the drive is lost or stolen.

With independent user and admin PINs, the drive is ideal for corporate and government use. In the event that a user forgets their PIN, the admin PIN can unlock the drive, allowing the user to set a new PIN.

The datAshur PRO+C is also designed to defend against brute force attacks. After 10 consecutive incorrect attempts at the user PIN, the user PIN is deleted. However, all data remains on the device and can only be accessed by entering the admin PIN. If the admin PIN is entered incorrectly 10 times, the PIN, encryption key, and data will be permanently lost, and the drive will revert to factory default settings.

John Michael, Founder & CEO of iStorage, stated, “The new datAshur PRO+C flash drive from iStorage brings the advantages of the Type-C interface, including faster transfer speeds, higher capacity, and improved device interoperability. Through its pending FIPS certification, it strengthens organisational security posture.”

Organisations of all sizes are urged to reevaluate their cybersecurity practices due to factors such as the shift to remote and hybrid working, increasing ransomware attacks, and stricter privacy and data regulations like the new NIS 2 Directive. Implementing secure encryption during information transfer and ensuring regular data backups can mitigate the risk of data breaches and maintain business continuity.

The datAshur PRO+C flash drive features a rugged extruded aluminum sleeve that is dust and water-resistant (pending IP68) and crush-resistant, providing physical protection for the drive while ensuring data security. Customisation options, such as logos, names, telephone numbers, and email addresses, are available for all iStorage products, including the new datAshur PRO+C.

To witness the unveiling of the new datAshur PRO+C flash drive, visit iStorage’s stand [S70] at Infosec 2023 (20-22nd June – ExCel London). For a free 30-day evaluation from the iStorage product range, visit:

The new iStorage datAshur PRO+C flash drive is cross-platform compatible and requires no additional software. It offers backward compatibility and achieves USB 3.2 (Gen1) data transfer speeds of up to 310MB/s (Read) and 246MB/s (Write). Prices start at £99.00 Ex VAT.

For further information about iStorage, please contact:

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T: +44 (0) 1285 700715 | E:

Tina Symeon, Marketing Manager, iStorage

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