Think of it as the ultimate security tool. The IronKey Enterprise S250 USB 3.0 Flash Drive will protect your data in ways you never thought possible. Nowadays people will load up all of their private information and images, along with some work documents on your USB Flash Drive. Since they’re so portable, easy, and convenient, people also assume that any of these devices will also keep their information safe at the same time.
But that would be a mistake. Ordinary flash drives should only be used as a temporary storage option. You should also never put anything on these devices that you can’t afford to lose or be seen by the public eye. If you must use USB flash drives though, and you really need to keep your data top secret and secure at all times, then there is one solution that would work perfectly.
The IronKey Enterprise S250 is definitely not your everyday USB flash drive. The technology on this device is actually quite impressive, utilizing some of the strongest encryption available, with FIPS 140-2 level 3 certification meeting all requirements for use by U.S. federal agencies. Also physically constructed for durability to military specifications, its metal casing prevents the flash drive from being crushed, even under extremely high pressure, and it can even handle 16Gs of force.
The metal casing itself is filled with an epoxy-based potting compound to seal in all components against moisture and tampering, surrounds and completely encases the chips and circuitry. This makes it virtually impossible for anyone to remove the memory in an attempt to access the data by removing the chips and placing them on another USB device, or any device for that matter. Any such attempt would incite permanent damage to the chips, rendering the stored data completely unreadable.
In addition, the IronKey USB Drive implements tamper-reaction technology in the firmware. The Cryptochip defends itself against power analysis, temperature, and probing attacks. It will self-destruct by erasing the data and keys when it detects any of these types of attacks. If all of this is still not enough to satisfy your security needs (what are you a super spy?) then the IronKey also incorporates a thin-film metal shielding around the onboard memory. This electromagnetic shielding provides another layer of defense against tampering by protecting against invasive attacks such as electronic scanning of the memory contents.
To top things off, the device’s metal casing is laser engraved with a unique serial number, making sure someone can’t swap out a physical duplicate when you aren’t looking. IronKey drives are built to stand up to continuous use on the road. Dual-channel SLC flash memory delivers exceptional performance and longevity, 10 to 20 times the average memory lifespan of a traditional flash drive, and are compatible with all major operating systems, including Windows (8/7/Vista/XP), Mac (OS X 10.5 and up), and Linux (2.6 and up).
While all the security features of this drive are, honestly, amazing, I would still urge you to exercise due caution based on the sensitivity of the information you load up on your drive. It’s good to have an option as elegantly designed, and expertly implemented in a product such as this.