The Kanguru Defender Elite passes FIPS 140-2 Certification
Kanguru Solutions is trying to entice organizations such as the Department of Defense (DOD) who have recently banned flash drive use by their employees for carrying sensitive information. The ban extended for 15 motnhs and has recently been “partially” lifted.
FIPS 140-2 is a rigorous federal security accreditation program, a standard for the encryption used for protecting sensitive government information. It’s managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and FIPS is required for encryption related products within the DOD. The Kanguru Defender Elite has just achieved FIPS 140-2 certification, meeting Sarbanes Oxley and HIPAA standards, and using 256-bit AES hardware encryption and remote management.
Other security features include a limit on password attempts, master password support, restricted IP range/domain support, tamper resistant designs, anti-virus/malware protection, and no administrative rights required for use.
Prices range from $49.95 for a 1GB model, up to $599.95 for a 128GB unit. The best deal seems to be with the 64GB for $349.95 and they are all available from Kanguru’s website.