SOURCE: SPYRUS, Inc.

SPYRUS, Inc.

February 24, 2014 03:00 ET

SPYRUS Introduces the PocketVault P-384E -- the World's Only Encrypting USB Storage Drive With Unlimited Expandable Memory Capacity

A Unique Patented Design Breakthrough Featuring Removable Secure MicroSD Memory Cards

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2014) -  SPYRUS today announced the PocketVault P-384E, introducing a dramatic change in the encrypting USB storage device industry. Protected by U.S. Patent 6,003,135 and foreign patents, the P-384E enables multiple removable Secured by SPYRUS™ microSD cards to be used with a single SPYRUS encrypting USB drive, enabling virtually infinite memory capacity. This exclusive SPYRUS design results in the lowest total cost of ownership for any secure USB memory drive by virtue of sharing the single encrypting USB drive among as many microSD cards as a user requires.

Another exclusive feature is the data-at-rest security provided by the PHYSICAL media separation of different types of data sets such as health records, financial records, and business data, with each set of data securely stored in its own physical microSD card. Absolutely no data movement or contamination through an electronic memory partition is even possible. To further enhance P-384E security, each Secured by SPYRUS microSD card can have its own logon password to enable encryption and decryption specific to that card. Data on each microSD is cryptographically paired with its USB drive and can be decrypted only by the same USB drive. The P-384E user can optionally select a read-only mode of protection upon logon, which protects any stored data on the microSD card from being corrupted by malware from untrusted computers.

"The PocketVault P-384E is the only expandable encrypting storage system and is a true disruptive design change in the world of encrypting USB storage drives," said Tom Dickens, SPYRUS COO. "The unique capabilities enabled by our patented product design extend the lifetime of user and enterprise investments for increasingly mobile ecosystems without compromising the strength of data security protection." He explained, "All this has been achieved while preserving all of the enhanced Made-in U.S.A. cryptographic facilities that make the Windows/Mac/Linux multiplatform PocketVault P-384 USB product line the strongest commercial encrypting drives available anywhere."

For the first time, if you run out of data storage capacity you can simply purchase additional Secured by SPYRUS microSD cards instead of buying a new USB storage device. For an enterprise, the P-384E represents the lowest cost per gigabyte for memory as the needs for portable peripheral storage grow with the adoption of hybrid cloud computing and BYOD environments. 

The PocketVault P-384E protects the transport of enterprise sensitive data with powerful SPYRUS cryptographic technology. The P-384E uses the latest XTS-AES 256-bit mode for full disk encryption instead of the older, weaker AES-CBC encryption mode used by competing products. The P-384E implements next-generation elliptic curve cryptography, adopted by the US government for both unclassified and most classified information types.

Key generation, key storage, and key management functions are executed completely within the FIPS 140-2 Level 3 epoxy-sealed boundaries of the SPYRUS Rosetta Micro hardware security module that is embedded within the P-384E drive. Moreover, as in other SPYRUS encrypting products, passwords do not exist on the drive in any form and are reconstituted for each logon process to unlock the drive, making them unsusceptible to attacks. All this core functionality is implemented within the USB security device and is applied to all data on each Secured by SPYRUS microSD.

About SPYRUS, Inc.

SPYRUS delivers innovative encryption solutions that offer the strongest protection for data in motion, data at rest and data at work. For over 20 years, SPYRUS has delivered leading hardware-based encryption, authentication, and digital content security products to government, financial, and health care enterprises. To prevent the insertion of untrusted components, patented Secured by SPYRUS™ security technology is proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA to meet FIPS 140-2 Level 3 standards. SPYRUS has collaborated closely with Microsoft to deliver the first certified hardware encrypted portable platform for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Window 8.1. SPYRUS is headquartered in San Jose, California. See www.spyruswtg.com for more information.

SPYRUS, the SPYRUS logo, Secured by SPYRUS, and PocketVault are either registered trademarks or trademarks of SPYRUS, Inc., in the U.S. and/or other jurisdictions. All other company, organization, and product names are trademarks of their respective organizations.