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Data Encryption

You may have been urged to find encryption services to help protect your organization’s data—but if you are a leader who is unfamiliar with information technology best practices or the technical side of managing data, the phrase “data encryption” might feel like techno jargon or simply like a vague concept without a concrete solution.

But the fact is, data encryption is critical to assuring your leadership team, your customers, your investors, and other valued stakeholders that you prioritize security and that your organization has taken steps aligned with industry best practices to prevent a data breach, leak, or error situation.

At DataLocker, data encryption is not just what we focus on, but what we excel in. And we have made it our mission to provide data encryption solutions that are easy to use and cost-effective (without forgoing military-grade security) to enterprises around the world.

What is data encryption?

Data encryption helps ensure that your information is protected and secured if it falls into the wrong hands—whether intentionally or unintentionally. By encoding your data through encryption, you make it unreadable to any unauthorized users who receive it.

Only authorized users can decrypt the data by using a password or encryption key, which gives them access to the data that has been stored on your hard drive, remote storage, or other information storage platform. This gives you and your leadership team the control to decide when data can be retrieved, where it can be retrieved, and who can retrieve it.

Instead of relying on a simple password, which can be guessed or hacked, or on physical locks and protection, data encryption scrambles your organization’s information, making it strictly inaccessible without the right verification key. Data encryption is the gold standard for protecting your most valuable and most sensitive data.

Why is data encryption important?

Gone are the days when you can store your valuable information under lock and key. In an era of big data, mass storage, and an increasingly remote workforce, data encryption is essential to ensure that only those who are supposed to have access to your information can read, edit, or transfer it.

And particularly in cases where your full staff or team does not have extensive information technology training (which is the case for many organizations), it can be difficult or even impossible to rely on each person taking the initiative and responsibility to properly secure all drives and devices. Plus, no matter how well trained or well intentioned, human error is a fact of life and even a small slip up can quickly put your data—and your organization—at risk.

Data encryption ensures that no matter how or where you have information collected and stored, it is protected from loss, damage, or misuse.

What is the technology behind data encryption?

DataLocker uses military-grade 256-bit encryption standards, which means that there are 1.1579 × 1077 possible keys to decrypt the stored information. How secure is that? The odds of guessing that key are like getting your March Madness bracket completely perfect . . . four times in a row. That is why DataLocker’s encryption technology is used by government and military agencies, legal institutions, the healthcare industry, financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies.

We use those security standards to build innovative products that serve our clients’ hardware, software, and management needs—allowing them to store, share, and secure all of their most important information. As a matter of fact, DataLocker owns more than a dozen patents for the technology we use. And because technology is changing and improving almost constantly, DataLocker stays on the cutting edge of industry best practices and advances in encryption to bring our customers the best solutions of the day.

How can data encryption be used?

DataLocker offers a wide portfolio of innovative products to leverage our data encryption technology. Combining state-of-the-art security with ease of use for our clients and their teams, our encrypted hard drives and encrypted virtual drives provide the storage space you need. And when you need to be able to safely and securely transfer data, our encrypted USB and flash drives and encrypted optical media (including both CDs and DVDs) provide a secure solution for removable media storage. We also want to make it possible to easily and securely manage your encrypted drives from anywhere in the world. With our central management solution and its easy-to-use interface, you can do just that.

These products can help you and your organization secure customer data, patient histories, business plans, financial transactions, employee information, sensitive communication, and more. Data encryption stores your data securely until the right parties are ready to access it at the right time.

How can DataLocker help?

The level of security that DataLocker provides for your data is not reflective of the level of expertise you need to use it. Our motto is Simply Secure because we believe in bringing encryption solutions that can help protect your organization’s data against both targeted attacks and the inherent risks of human error. There is no need to rely on intensive training and complicated processes and procedures when you can rely on DataLocker’s data encryption instead.

We are the leader in the data encryption industry, offering best-in-class data security solutions for organizations large and small who are dedicated to protecting their data from breaches, leaks, and mistakes.

Do not leave your organization open to exposure or a public relations nightmare. Make data encryption services a priority. Ready to learn how DataLocker can support your organization through simply secure data encryption? Contact sales@datalocker.com to request a sample or click here to request an evaluation!

Why Security Is Important

Information is essential to your organization—but so is the flexibility to transfer and share that info across your team and with other important stakeholders. The need for mobility shouldn’t mean leaving your data vulnerable to security issues. And it doesn’t have to with DataLocker’s encrypted USB storage!

Secure USB drives and flash drives can offer your organization the possibility to have both benefits with three key features.

Protection

Protect your organization’s information with the security it requires—and deserves. Hardware security and software security features can both be incorporated in secure USB drives to allow for maximum protection of all your most important information.

DataLocker’s secure USB drives help you avoid putting private information at risk—and putting your organization in the spotlight for the wrong reasons.

Control

Worried about who can gain access to each USB drive, tracking down a misplaced drive, or wondering whether you can lock down lost drives from unauthorized users? Secure USB drives can allow you to do all these things with ease and control—and without giving up the flexibility of mobile data.

DataLocker’s encrypted USB drives and central management system put your organization in the driver’s seat with the ability to perform remote password resets, audit for compliance, and more.

Flexibility

In today’s work environment—friendly to remote employees and reliant on mobile devices of all sorts—the ability to quickly and securely share and transfer data is critical. You can depend on secure USB drives to maintain that flexibility without compromising your most important information.

DataLocker’s USB and flash drives allow your team members to easily share data and to collaborate without putting the whole organization at risk.

DataLocker’s simply secure drives offer a safe solution for remote storage of your organization’s information, protecting sensitive data from loss or unauthorized access—without a big price tag.

Learn more about DataLocker’s encrypted USB storage options or request an evaluation today.

DataLocker Story

DataLocker is driven by just two words: simply secure. Our products and services are designed to make it simple to secure your data without fear of compromise.

We know that your organization has more important things to do than worry about a data leak or a fine for noncompliance with your industry regulators. That is why we have made it our mission to provide easy-to-use, cost-effective, military-grade data encryption solutions to enterprises around the world.

DataLocker is the leader in data encryption technology so that your organization can focus on being the leader in your own industry.

Innovative

While technology may change rapidly, DataLocker is innovating just as quickly, providing cutting-edge and compliance-driven products to ensure that our customers’ security solutions are always one step ahead of changes in the industry.

Although security breaches and data leaks have now become a regular part of our modern news cycle, DataLocker continues to ensure that government, legal, healthcare, financial, military, and other sensitive data remains protected. And as the leading brand in data encryption technology, DataLocker is a frequent presenter at technology and security events, including the world-renowned RSA Conference, to share the latest in the field. In fact, we have more than a dozen patents for the technology used by some of the largest companies in the industry—and nearly just as many patent applications awaiting approval.

DataLocker understands that protecting your data deserves state-of-the-art security, and our portfolio of products give you just that opportunity. Our encrypted hard drives and encrypted virtual drives give you the storage you need so you can rest assured that your information is protected. And because we know that the ability to safely and securely transfer data is just as critical, DataLocker’s encrypted flash drives and encrypted optical media (both CDs and DVDs) allow you and your organization a secure solution for removable media storage.

But we don’t stop there. In order to manage your data across multiple devices and drives, DataLocker has pioneered central management systems that enable your organization’s administrators to control, inventory, and audit your encrypted drives simply and securely. With our central management solutions, you can manage your encrypted drives from anywhere in the world using our easy-to-use interface.

DataLocker also offers the opportunity to automatically scan your data for viruses, worms, trojan horses, and other malware threats—and to automatically remove any viruses found, with reporting on the virus incident to your central management console.

Military-grade

Our devices and management solutions are simple to use—but that does not mean that they are lacking in iron-clad security for all of your endpoints.

DataLocker’s military-grade 256-bit encryption is used in each of our products to secure sensitive data. Our products are compliant with TAA (Trade Agreements Act), and most are also compliant with FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) requirements. Customers who use DataLocker products can feel confident that they will not face the burdens of remediating security problems, facing fines for noncompliance, or dealing with a public relations nightmare because of a data breach.

Do not leave your data vulnerable to chance, to forgetful employees, or to breaches. Choose one of our secure solutions that have been proven to be trustworthy by the organizations who face the most potential for exposure worldwide.

While some companies in the data encryption industry specialize in either hardware or in software, DataLocker provides both services with expertise, ease, and affordability. From storing and monitoring data to encrypting and protecting it, our products are designed to be easy-to-use and cost-effective enterprise solutions for your organization. And unlike some of our competitors’ products, DataLocker’s devices cannot be disabled and do not rely on the hassles of installation: our devices feature automatic hardware encryption.

All of our products are developed and engineered in house, and our research and development team is always busy creating and refining the features that our customers have come to trust and rely upon. Our patented technology sets our products apart and has become the gold standard for data encryption products worldwide. Whether your company seeks the benefits of encrypted jump drives, removable media storage, encrypted optical media, encrypted virtual drives, or device management, DataLocker’s strong patent portfolio provides the foundation for the best data security solutions on the market today.

Simply secure

Companies, government agencies, and organizations who rely on sensitive data rely on us to keep it secure. For more than a decade, we have been providing data encryption and enterprise solutions so that companies like yours can feel confident in the security of your data—and with affordable products that will cost your organization less than a non-encrypted, non-managed solution (or the repercussions of storing and transferring unencrypted data).

Our award-winning cybersecurity products are used by Fortune 500 companies, banking services, military agencies, and more. In fact, nearly three out of four Fortune 100 companies use DataLocker’s security solutions to protect their data—and those are just some of the 250,000 customers we serve across 35 countries.

Founded in 2007, DataLocker has continued to extend our breadth of expertise, enhance our suite of cost-effective product offerings, and expand our position as the leading provider of enterprise encryption solutions through critical partnerships and acquisitions. In 2015, DataLocker acquired BlockMaster and the SafeConsole® management service. And in 2016, we acquired IronKey Enterprise Management Services (EMS) and additional assets while growing our partnership with Kingston, who simultaneously acquired IronKey’s USB technology and assets.

DataLocker is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, just outside of Kansas City. We have been honored with recognition from the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce as a Top Ten Small Business for multiple years and have become a cornerstone of the technology boom that Kansas City has been enjoying in recent years. We also currently have offices in California, Canada, and South Korea to better serve our customers worldwide.

Ready to learn how DataLocker can support your organization through simply secure data encryption? Contact sales@datalocker.com to request a sample or click here to request an evaluation!

DataLocker Difference

No matter the industry you are in, your organization likely relies on sensitive data that helps you reach your customers, serve your clients, and drive your business.

And if you pay attention to the news, you know just how devastating a security incident or leak can be to your organization and its reputation. With stories of data breaches and mishandled information a common part of the news cycle, now is the time to protect your data.

With simply secure drives from DataLocker, you can take the hassle out of protecting sensitive data and ensure that your organization is protected from unauthorized access. Here are the top three benefits for securing your data with DataLocker’s encrypted drives.

1.      Easy to use

Training staff to properly handle sensitive data is not always a surefire way to protect information. In a 2009 study from the Ponemon Institute, a shocking 51% of users stored confidential data on flash drives—and 65% of lost USBs were never even reported to management.

Instead of trying to change the habits of the users, change the drives.

2.      Military grade

While DataLocker’s drives have the convenience of removable storage, they also feature our military-grade 256-bit encryption.

Our patented technology is used by government agencies, military agencies, healthcare organizations, and financial institutions. DataLocker’s simply secure drives are designed to protect even the most sensitive data.

3.      Cost effective

The cost of data remediation after a breach, of fines for noncompliance, or of a public relations fiasco after a security issue can quickly become astronomical. And that’s before you factor in the damage done to your reputation.

Using DataLocker’s simply secure drives protects you, your data, and your brand for a fraction of the cost.

Choosing simply secure drives for your organization can make all the difference when it comes to protecting sensitive data from loss or unauthorized access—without a big price tag or the need for a lot of extra training for your staff.

Learn more about DataLocker’s encrypted storage options or request an evaluation.

Introducing DataLocker Sentry ONE

In an effort to simplify our product line, we have merged our best selling DataLocker Sentry 3 FIPS and Sentry EMS into the Sentry ONE.  The Sentry ONE adds the flexibility of being centrally managed by either SafeConsole or IronKey EMS central management platforms. Utilizing the same 256-bit AES hardware encryption as its predecessors, Sentry ONE delivers ultimate portability, security and convenience. This next generation USB 3.1 GEN 1 drive combines 100% hardware encryption with plug and play simplicity and is available in:

  • Standard Models
  • Managed Models – managed by either SafeConsole or IronKey EMS. (requires a device license – sold separately)

Sentry ONE Features:

  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption
  • FIPS 140-2 level 3 validated (FIPS CERT #2929)
  • Built-in brute-force protection disables and wipes data after 10 incorrect login attempts
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 – Backward compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Available capacities 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB
  • Easy asset tracking with human and machine readable external serial number

Centrally Managed by either SafeConsole or IronKey EMS:

  • Enforce policies such as password rules, remotely reset passwords, switch endpoints into read-only mode, or remotely wipe in case of loss or theft.
  • Monitor all your encrypted endpoints from one location including username, device type, serial number, status and more.
  • See a complete audit trail for each device, including connections, login attempts and even file activity with SafeConsole.
  • Analyze activity on your encrypted endpoints. Third Party SIEM integration is optionally available with SafeConsole

Datalocker products are TAA Compliant – proudly made in the USA.

DataLocker Introduces Industry’s First Encrypted Keypad Flash Drive Featuring an OLED Display at RSA Conference 2018

DataLocker, Inc., a leading provider of encryption solutions, today launched the industry’s first platform and operating system independent encrypted keypad flash drive featuring a built in OLED display at the RSA Conference 2018 in San Francisco.  The DataLocker Sentry® K300 encrypted flash drive provides users with 256-bit AES encryption, an alpha-numeric keypad, enhanced security features, and up to 128GB capacity, all developed around DataLocker’s “Simply Secure” design principles.

The Sentry K300 is the industry’s only platform-independent and OS agnostic keypad flash drive which incorporates an OLED display and represents the next generation of encrypted data storage products. In addition to the display’s true alpha-numeric password-based authentication, the Sentry K300 offers users a full featured visual based menu driven system to easily change passwords, set password policy and enable other security features without needing to consult a user manual. The Sentry K300 utilizes mSSD flash memory to offer unparalleled speed and performance.

“The Sentry K300 is, in many ways, a compact version of DataLocker’s flagship secure storage solutions that used alpha-numeric keypads for secure access to data,” said Jay Kim, CEO, DataLocker.  “This drive is ideal for security conscious users who require a bootable, lightning fast storage device for BYOD environments. As a secure storage device, the K300 can be used with any computing device which supports USB storage.”

The Sentry K300 requires no software or special drivers and easily works with Windows, Linux, Mac, Android phones and tablets, Chromebooks, and embedded systems that can use USB mass storage. The K300 has its own power supply and can be used as a bootable device running Windows to Go, Ubuntu Linux, or local operating systems. The Sentry K300 offers User and Admin roles, Read Only Mode, an Admin configurable password policy, an auto-lock feature, and rapid secure wipe in case the drive is lost or stolen.  The Sentry K300 is designed to be managed by SafeConsole®, DataLocker’s flagship central management platform.

The Sentry K300 will be available late Q2 2018.  For more information on the Sentry K300, go to datalocker.com.

How Organizations Benefit from Centrally Managed Secure USB Drives

According to research, 76% workers plug unknown USB drives into their company PCs, compromising their network security and introducing malware into the system. Besides, almost 20% of 1,000 UK office workers interviewed also revealed that they have lost unsecure USB drives containing sensitive business information. These statistics point towards the susceptibility of our sensitive data in USB drives to leakage and theft.
Hence, it only makes sense to secure data in the USB drives through secure, centrally managed systems. While secure USB automatically and instantly protects all stored data on the USB drive, SafeConsole central USB management enables complete control over the organization’s SafeConsoleReady Devices.

Organizational Benefits of Centrally Managed Secure USB Drives

Here is how organizations can use secure centrally managed USB drives to protect sensitive information:

  • Centrally managed USB drives ensure the security and availability of stored data for users, be it organizations or administrators.
  • They help USB drives evolve into a complete portable computing platform.
  • Enable users to share specific information, rather than all data present on the USB, with intended users.
  • They protect users from unintended USB malware during file sharing.
  • It is the best means of secure file sharing over the internet, especially where putting in place secure emailing may be difficult.
  • Enable organizations to comply with the safety and accountability standards, even for devices present outside the network perimeter or are offline. This is achieved by activating the device’s complete audit capacities for file changes and device actions.
  • Enable organizations to issue portable virtual workspaces for employees on their USB devices, in essence managed thumbtops – this offers a cost-effective and offers secure work environment for users within the protected workspace.
  • Central USB management also helps organizations improve their control over their private data and limits device wastage with detailed inventory of all managed devices.