Review – The SecureData Bluetooth 16GB Secure USB. #Tech #SecureData

The SecureData 16GB Secure USB is a Hardware Encrypted USB Flash Drive built with strong and sturdy from a physical side to been Encrypted.   The flash drive looks like an ordinary flash drive but is configured via mobile to allow access once plugged into a Laptop. The flash drive also comes with preinstalled Malware Protection as little point backing up corrupted files.  This model is available in 16GB, 32GB, 64 GB and 128 GB, big enough for data in terms of computer backup files, etc. Recently from the company we checked out the secure drive USB key and secure drive ssd drive 

 

Features:

  •         IP57 Certified: Dust and Waterproof (up to 1m)
  •         OS/Host Independent. Works with any device with a powered USB port
  •         Interior Parts Covered in Epoxy – No intact media removal for hackers
  •         Hardware Encryption – AES256-bit XTS
  •         User Authentication w/ Secure Wireless Mobile App w/ Encrypted BT (iOS/Android)
  •         Remote Wipe, 2 Factor Authentication, FaceID/Touch ID Authentication, Password Retrieval
  •         Admin/User Mode, Read-Only Mode, Time Out Auto-Lock
  •         Remote Management Ready – Learn More
  •         Preloaded with DriveSecurity® ESET Antivirus (1 Year License Included)
  •         3 Year Limited Warranty
  •         4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB options

 

 

 

Setup:

The setup is standard, Scan the QR code from the Quickstart guide, install, (Write down the 8 digit code on the silver part of the USB flash drive). Plugin the USB drive and follow the instructions on screen. 

Once installed using the 8 digit code (written down) and the default code is given in the quick start guide the drive is set up. It is recommended to change the default code via the app, and ensure this new code is kept safe away from the actual flash drive. When setting up full access to the 16Gb data is available on the Flash drive with the option to run the antivirus software stored on the drive.

 

 

Note The option to remote wipe if the flash drive is lost or stolen.

 

Conclusion:

Good practice of backing up personal data is important for individuals but for any business, this is critical whether documents, contacts, contracts, correspondence, accounts, and so on. The loss of data can compromise a company leading to lost profit, damage to reputation, and recovery costs. The dilemma is then how to backup, leaving on site opens the opportunity to fire or flood where all the data is lost or stolen. Removing the data off-site is good practice but the potential of loss or theft of the data has many implications and fines through GDPR if in the wrong hands.  The SecureData 16GB Secure USB device is an ideal option with the data encrypted to a high standard with various levels of security to ensure the data is not compromised if lost.

The use of the device would require careful monitoring if given to an employee, as should the employee leave not on the best of terms the pin code may not be provided.  There is No backdoor if the PIN is forgotten the data is permanently erased after 10 consecutive incorrect PIN entry attempts. This is ideal if lost or stolen whereas a challenge if lost by a staff member.

Following on from software “First, if you didn’t go looking for it, don’t install it. Second, if you installed it, update it. Third, if you no longer need it, get rid of it!” and finally if you need it Back it up,  The SecureData 16GB Secure USB is Military Grade AES256 bit encryption which should the worst happen you are covered.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/SecureData-SecureUSB-Hardware-Encrypted-Compliant/dp/B07LFNY1CP €105

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