AES Encrypted USB2.0 Gets FIPS Certification

By | June 29, 2006

Kanguru Solutions has announced their KanguruMicro Drive AES has completed Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 140-2) Certification testing. FIPS 140-2, a rigorous federal security accreditation program completed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, sets the standard for encryption algorithms intended for use in protecting sensitive information.

Kanguru Solutions is the first company to complete FIPS 140-2 certification for USB2.0 flash drives offering software based Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) protection. The company expects the FIPS 140-2 Validation will help its strong base of government and/or military customers, as well as others, meet increasing security requirements.

“FIPS 140-2 Certification is essentially the U.S. and Canadian Governments’ seal of approval for a security product,” said Nate Cote, Vice President of Product Management at Kanguru Solutions. “By obtaining FIPS Certification we’ve proven that the KanguruMicro Drive AES is secure enough for storing sensitive data, a key issue facing our security focused customers in the government, military, financial and healthcare markets.”

In addition to achieving FIPS 140-2 Certification, the KanguruMicro Drive AES also meets Sarbanes Oxley and HIPAA standards. The KanguruMicro Drive AES, offers 256-bit AES encryption and is available in Green, Red or Yellow housings for custom security applications. Additionally, it can be programmed with unique identifiers and imprinted with custom logos. The KanguruMicro Drive AES is available in capacities ranging from 128MB to 8GB.

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