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Apricorn Hardware-Encrypted Aegis Secure Flash Key 3NXC Up to 128GB With USB-C Connector and Onboard Keypad Authentication

256-bit AES XTS hardware encryption, cross-platform compatibility, read-only options, separate admin and user access, data recovery PINs, programmable PIN lengths, and Aegis Configurator compatibility

Apricorn, Inc. has launched the Aegis Secure Key 3NXC with a USB-C connector.

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This makes it a hardware-encrypted flash key that is compatible with the next gen of laptops, smartphones, tablets and hubs, without the need for a separate A-to-C adapter.

The Aegis Secure Key 3NXC is an encrypted flash key with USB 3.2 C-type native connectivity, for the growing remote workforce utilizing devices with USB C ports such as MacBooks and Android devices

Designed and assembled in Poway, CA, it is engineered to meet FIPS 140-2 level 3 validation standards (expected 3Q20)

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Designed with the USB 3.2 ports of the next gen of computers, tablets, smartphones and hubs,i t is the company’s- first hardware-encrypted flash key to be compatible with USB 3.2 C-ports without the aid of a separate A-to C adapter.

Like its predecessor, the Secure Key 3NX, the Secure Key 3NXC line is priced to economically and efficiently protect the data of the expanding global remote workforce while delivering all of the security features found in the Aegis family of secure drives. By offering a range of six storage capacities from 4 to 128GB, it allows the IT admin to align the device capacity with the storage needs of each individual employee, reducing overall cost of deployment. Prices range from $59 to 179.

Kurt Markley, director, sales, Apricorn, says: “Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, remote and mobile working was on the rise. As the global workforce shifted from office to home practically overnight, the demand for our encrypted secure keys skyrocketed, as did the demand for our A-to-C adapters. We accelerated the release of the Aegis Secure Key 3NXC to provide an efficient way of ensuring that employees using MacBooks, iPads and Android devices can securely store and move sensitive data, wherever they’re working.

The Aegis Secure Key 3NXC completes the Secure Key 3NX family, which the company updates to address evolving security threats and business needs for regulated sectors such as defense, finance, government, manufacturing and healthcare. It was created in response to a market that’s moving towards smaller and thinner laptops and tablets that can’t accommodate an USB-A port.

While most computers and laptops still offer both A and C connector ports, the number of those who exclusively committing to type C continues to grow year over year,” says Markley. “USB isn’t just there for peripherals or charging phones anymore, but to power up these machines on that same port. We are developing with this next gen of computers in mind, and at the same time, continuing to manufacture type A devices for those who need them for the foreseeable future.

Standard features shared with the Aegis family include onboard keypad authentication, 256-bit AES XTS hardware encryption, cross-platform compatibility, read-only options, separate admin and user access, data recovery PINs, programmable PIN lengths, and Aegis Configurator compatibility.

The 3NX family offers one  feature that is not available on any other hardware encrypted device: the ability to toggle between Fixed Disk and Removable Media (US Pat. No 10,338,840). FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation which is expected later this year.

Security advantages of firm’s hardware encrypted USB storage devices include:

  • No software involved – nothing to keylog or to hack

  • OS Agnostic-completely cross platform compatible

  • Onboard keypad – all authentication takes place within the device itself

  • All data, passwords and encryption keys are 256-bit encrypted at rest

  • No host computer involved in setup, authentication or encryption

  • Forced Enrollment – no default PINs ensures that data is not put at risk by employees who fail to change the PIN before deployment

  • IP-68 validated vs. water and dust damage.

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