November 13, 2013 | San Diego, CA | Press Releases

ESET Helps Protect Portable Data for Enterprises in New Kingston Digital Secure USB Flash Drive

First to Market Hardware Encrypted USB Offers Affordable Enterprise-Grade Security

ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection with a record of 10 consecutive years winning the prestigious VB100 awards with the company’s flagship ESET NOD32® security products, today announced ClevX DriveSecurity™ powered by ESET, is included in the DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 Anti-Virus USB Flash drive and, launched by Kingston Digital, Inc.  ClevX DriveSecurity is a powerful portable USB antivirus utility (no installation required) that prevents malware such as viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, rootkits, adware and other Internet-borne threats from spreading via portable drives.

“Removable media continues to be widely used across all industry sectors especially by remote workers,” said Andrew Lee, CEO, ESET North America. “Despite the safeguard options available in today’s portable devices, we continue to see unfortunate events involving lost or stolen USB Flash drives resulting in large security leaks. With Kingston’s latest DTVP 3.0 secure USBs, corporations can choose to further safeguard sensitive data on these Flash drives with ESET antivirus also preventing possible infection to the host PC and network.”

DTVP 3.0 provides 100-percent hardware-based encryption of confidential information and is also available with ClevX DriveSecurity™, powered by ESET antivirus protection designed to be easy to deploy and easy to use in the corporate environments. The antivirus engine utilizes ESET’s NOD32® proactive award-winning, behavioral based antimalware technology, which protects corporate end-users wherever they work or plug in. The DTVP 3.0 is the latest in the evolution of the partnership announced in December 2012 between ESET, Kingston Digital and ClevX.

With the growing mobile environment of businesses, organizations must put security policies in place and educate their employees about data safety so that sensitive information cannot fall into the wrong hands. Kingston’s DataTraveler® Vault Privacy 3.0 USB Flash drive provides affordable business-grade security with 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption using XTS block cipher mode, which offers stronger protection than CBC and ECB modes. It is the first-to-market hardware-encrypted secure USB Flash drive with USB 3.0 performance.

Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 Anti-Virus
Features and Specifications:

  • Read-Only Access Mode: when selected, access files in Read-only Mode to avoid potential Malware risks
  • Enforced Password Protection: complex password is user set with minimum characteristics to prevent unauthorized access
  • Secure: drive locks down and reformats after 10 intrusion attempts
  • Easy to Use: no admin rights or application installation required
  • Antivirus Portable, no admin rights or installation required. Pre-installed and pre-activated 5-yr ESET license matching the product warranty.
  • Customizable: preload content, password length, maximum number of password attempts and internal/external serialization numbering
  • TAA Compliant
  • Business-Grade Security: 100 percent of stored data is protected by hardware-based, 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) in XTS mode
  • Durable Design: resilient protection for data in a waterproof aluminum casing
  • USB 3.0: latest USB standard guarantees backwards compatibility with USB 2.0
  • Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
  • Guaranteed: 5-year warranty with free technical support

For more information, visit http://www.eset.com/us/partners/clevx/ or http://www.kingston.com/us/usb/encrypted_security#dtvp30.

About ESET
ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning ESET NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 26 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 80th VB100 award in June 2013, ESET NOD32 technology holds the record number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. In addition, ESET NOD32 technology holds the longest consecutive string of the VB100 awards of any AV vendor. ESET has also received a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other testing organizations and reviews. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security®, ESET Cyber Security® (solution for Mac), ESET® Mobile Security and IT Security for Business are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Jena (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia) and an extensive partner network for more than 180 countries. More information is available at the ESET Press Center.