Kingston Helps Companies Secure Data With New Flash Drive

Kingston is helping companies secure mobile data with its new DataTraveler Locker+ USB Flash drive. This new flash drive encrypts 100% of the contents using 256-bit hardware-based AES encryption. Access to the drive's contents requires a complex password. Brute force attacks against the drive are reduced since the drive locks down and reformats after 10 incorrect attempts. The new DataTraveler Locker+ is available in capacities up to 32GB. Kingston also offers the DataTraveler Locker which allows for both a public and an encrypted zone.

Kingston Digital Ships Secure, Affordable USB Flash Drive

DataTraveler Locker+ Allows Portable Security at Lower Cost

Fountain Valley, CA -- November 17, 2009 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of the DataTraveler® Locker+ USB Flash drive. The DataTraveler Locker+ allows companies of any size to secure mobile data with the ease and confidence of knowing that their data is encrypted and safe. The DataTraveler Locker+ also comes at a lower cost in times of shrinking IT budgets, making it ideal for budget-conscious companies.

"Kingston created this drive to address the rise in data loss and theft which has been a growing problem with expensive consequences. This device gives companies a solution that is not only affordable but provides peace of mind in securing mobile data," said Mark Akoubian, business manager, Secure USB Products, Kingston®. "The DataTraveler Locker+ encrypts 100 percent of the contents and is available at a price point that is very attractive for all entities looking to comply with corporate security policies."

Data on the Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ is secured with 256-bit hardware-based AES encryption. Access to the drive's contents is through a simple to use interface requiring a complex password. The likelihood of successful brute force attacks on the DataTraveler Locker+ is reduced as the drive locks down and reformats after 10 incorrect password attempts.

The 100 percent encrypted DataTraveler Locker+ ships in up to 32GB capacity. For companies in need of a partitionable area on the USB drive for public sharing (e.g., within an office setting), Kingston offers the DataTraveler Locker which allows both a public and encrypted zone. Kingston also ships the DataTraveler Vault – Privacy Edition for enterprise and government customers requiring a speedier, more robust Flash drive. It is also waterproof and Trade Agreements Act-compliant. For more information visit

Compatibility Table
Operating System
File Transfer
Windows® 7**
Windows Vista® (SP1, SP2)**
Windows XP (SP1, SP2, SP3)
Windows 2000 (SP4)
Mac OS X v.10.4 – v.10.6

Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ USB Flash Drive
Part Number
Capacity and Features
MSRP (U.S. only).
DataTraveler Locker+ 4GB
$ 36.00
DataTraveler Locker+ 8GB
$ 50.00
DataTraveler Locker+ 16GB
$ 100.00
DataTraveler Locker+ 32GB
$ 200.00

DataTraveler Locker+ Features and Specifications:
  • Full Encryption: 100 percent of stored data is protected by 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption
  • Secure: drive locks down and reformats after 10 intrusion attempts
  • Enforced password protection: complex password is user set with minimum characteristics to prevent unauthorized access
  • Easy to use: no admin rights or application installation required
  • Guaranteed: five-year warranty with 24/7 customer support
  • Dimensions: 2.58" x 0.71" x 0.41" (65.76mm x 17.98mm x 10.7mm)
  • Capacities*: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
  • Compatibility: designed to USB 2.0 specifications
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°to 85°C)
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    • USB 2.0 compliant and 1.1 compatible
    • Two (2) free consecutive drive letters required for use†
* Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston's Flash Memory Guide at

** Does not support ReadyBoost™.

† First free drive letters after physical devices such as system partition, optical drives, etc.

Via:  Kingston
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