iStorage has announced the launch of their new range of USB 3.1 Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and Solid State Drives (SSD), consisting of the diskAshur, diskAshur SSD, diskAshur PRO, diskAshur PRO SSD and the diskAshur DT, all of which are designed, developed and assembled in the UK.
The new drives feature Enhanced Dual Generating Encryption (EDGE) technology, which the company says makes these the most secure HDD/SSD and desktop drives currently on the market.
The EDGE Security feature is a dedicated hardware based secure microprocessor (Common Criteria EAL4+ ready), which employs built-in physical protection mechanisms designed to defend against external tamper, bypass laser attacks and fault injections. Unlike other solutions, all the drives within this range react to automated hacking attempts by entering the deadlock frozen state, which renders all such attacks as useless.
With software free set up and operation, the diskAshur range is platform/device independent and works across all operating systems including all versions of MS Windows, Apple Mac OS, Linux, Android, Chrome, Thin Clients, Zero Clients and embedded systems.
The diskAshur USB 3.1 portable hard drive and SSD is aimed for the end user looking for an easy to use secure solution for storing all their data. Elegantly designed and available in four different colours (Phantom Black, Ocean Blue, Fiery Red and Racing Green) and with capacity options from 128GB to 2TB. The diskAshur features an ultra smooth fascia that doubles up as shock-absorbers, is water and dust resistant (IP 56 certified) and supplied with a stylish and sturdy travel case. The contemporary design also features an integrated cable which can be conveniently stored away when not in use.
The diskAshur PRO USB 3.1 portable hard drive is available in a graphite housing. Designed for the more demanding user, the diskAshur PRO portable hard drive and the diskAshur PRO SSD are designed to be FIPS 140-2 Level 3, NCSC CPA Foundation Level, Common Criteria and NLNCSA government certified, water and dust resistant (IP 56 certified). The diskAshur PRO is available in capacities of up to 2TB (HDD) and 1TB (SSD) and is supplied with a protective carry case.
In addition to incorporating a secure microprocessor, encrypting the data and the encryption key, the diskAshur PRO adds another barrier between your data and a hacker, with all of the components completely covered by a layer of super tough epoxy resin which is impossible to be removed without causing permanent damage to the components. The barrier prevents a potential hacker from accessing the critical components and launching a variety of attacks. The tamper evident design of the diskAshur PRO will also provide visible evidence if attempted tampering has occurred.
For those that require a high capacity solution, the diskAshur DT hard drive may be the answer. Designed for those that need maximum security, protection and storage, this desktop drive is designed to be FIPS 140-2 Level 2, NCSC CPA Foundation Level, Common Criteria and NLNCSA certified and is available in capacities ranging from 1TB up to 8TB.
In addition to EDGE technology, the diskAshur range includes the following common features: