Kingston Announces New IronKey Vault Privacy 80 External SSDs

Kingston offers a number of portable storage devices focused on privacy and security. Today the company is launching its latest, the new IronKey Vault Privacy 80 External SSD, Kingston’s first operating system independent external SSD with touchscreen display and hardware encryption.

Using the IronKey VP80ES aims to be as easy as using a smartphone, with easy drag-and-drop file transfers. It also has certified encryption, making it ideal for protecting small business owners looking to avoid cyberattacks or security issues.

Along with ease of use and hardware encryption, the VP80ES offers additional features for data protection, such as multi-password option (administrator/user) with PIN/passphrase modes and password rules configurable passwords. With the Admin option, users choose between Numeric PIN or Passphrase modes, set configurable password rules, or enable extensive security options such as maximum number of shared password attempts, minimum length password, alphanumeric password rules, automatic timeout to lock player, random touch. screen layout and Secure-Erase to ensure maximum protection of your important files.

The administrator password can be used to restore data and access if the user password is forgotten. For added peace of mind, the VP80ES’ brute force attack protection encrypts the drive if the administrator and user passwords are entered incorrectly 15 times in a row by default.

The VP80ES comes with a neoprene travel case and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 adapter cables to easily connect to computers and other USB Type-C or Type-A compatible devices. The Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy 80 External SSD will be available in 480GB, 960GB, and 1920GB capacities, each with a three-year warranty.

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