The Kanguru FlashTrust™ USB3.0 flash drive with physical write protect switch is the world’s first unencrypted, USB 3.0 flash drive with onboard, secure firmware to protect against the potential risk of malicious firmware-based attacks.
With its RSA-2048 bit, digitally signed and secured firmware, the Kanguru FlashTrust offers consumers and organizations the same level of trusted secure firmware protection typically reserved for encrypted, high-end flash drives to unencrypted USB device users.
The Kanguru FlashTrust™ USB 3.0 flash drive is the world’s first unencrypted, USB 3.0 flash drive with onboard, trusted secure firmware (RSA-2048 bit) to protect against any potential risk of malicious attacks like "BadUSB". The digitally-signed, trusted firmware offers consumers and organizations the same level of secure firmware protection typically reserved for encrypted, high-end flash drives to unencrypted USB device users.
- Digitally Signed Trusted Secure Firmware
- SuperSpeed USB3.0 (Maintains Compatibility with USB2.0)
- Physical Write-Protect Switch
- Windows “Ready Boost” Compatible
- High-Strength Aluminum Design
- Custom Engraving Available
Why Might I Want a "Secure Firmware" Flash Drive?
In August of 2014, security researchers revealed a potential threat to USB technology known as “badUSB” at a Black Hat event, arguing that any USB device including a webcam, a computer mouse, a keyboard or a flash drive from an untrusted source could potentially be tampered and manipulated by a savvy hacker that could then be used to deliver harmful malware to a computer network. Although it would be a very difficult thing to do, organizations might choose to be proactive in implementing solutions that will help alleviate this potential threat. The new Kanguru FlashTrust Secure Firmware flash drive is designed for those customers and organizations that, while still concerned about security and physical quality, may not require the specific usage scenarios or additional costs of hardware encrypted solutions.
Compliant with NIST Requirements for Implementation
The Kanguru FlashTrust is designed in compliance with NIST requirements for implementation of a digitally signed device firmware. With its RSA-2048 bit, digitally signed and secured firmware, the Kanguru FlashTrust offers consumers and organizations the same level of secure firmware protection typically reserved for encrypted, high-end flash drives to unencrypted USB device users. Any attempt at changing the customized, onboard device firmware with an unauthorized, malicious version is impossible. Furthermore, there are self-tests run at startup of the cryptographic module which handles the firmware security within the USB drive itself that ensure the integrity of the original firmware. If the self-test fails, the device will not operate.
|Model Number||WP-KFT3 Series|
|Capacities||8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB|
|Interface||USB3.0 (maintains compatibility with USB2.0)|
|READ SPEEDs|| 8GB = up to 140 MB/sec
16GB = up to 250 MB/sec
32GB = up to 250 MB/sec
64GB = up to 250 MB/sec
128GB= up to 260 MB/sec
|Write SpeedS||8GB = up to 25 MB/sec
16GB = up to 45 MB/sec
32GB = up to 45 MB/sec
64GB = up to 85 MB/sec
128GB = up to 150 MB/sec
|Write Cycles||10,000 write cycles / block|
|Data Retention||10 yrs or more|
|Special features||Digitally-Signed, Secure Firmware
SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Physical Write Protect Switch
|Operating Temperature||0°C to +70°C|
|Storage Temperature||-25°C to +85°C|
|OS Compatibility||- Windows 10
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows XP*
- Windows Vista
- Windows 2008
- Windows 2003
- MacOS X 10.5+ (Intel Based)
- Linux Ubuntu 10+
- Red Hat 5+
- Open SUSE11+
|Dimensions||77.21mm L x 19.44mm W x 8.96mm H
3.039" L x 0.765" W x 0.352" H