The Next Big Thing in Advanced Data Protection. Software-free, cross-platform compatible, Aegis Configu-rator Compatible, plus a host of high-level security features packed into a USB 3.1 (3.0) flashkey. Military Grade 256-bit AES XTS Hardware Encryption: All data is encrypted on-the-fly with built-in 256-bit AES XTS. Software-Free Design: The Aegis Secure Key is ready to use right out of the box-no software, no drivers, no updates. It can even be utilized where no keyboard is present. Completely cross-platform compatible, the Aegis Secure Key excels virtually anywhere-PCs, MACs, Linux, or any OS with a powered USB port and a storage file system. Configurable: Create custom profiles and mass configure multiple Secure Keys at once with Apricorn's new Configurator / Powered Hub bundle. Embedded Keypad: All PIN entries and controls are performed on the keypad of the Aegis Secure Key. No critical security parameters are ever shared with the host computer. Since there is no host involvement in the key's authentication or operation, the risks of software hacking and key-logging are completely circumvented. Super Tough, Inside and Out: The Aegis Secure Key's rugged, extruded aluminum casing and polymer-coated keypad is resistant to dust and water (IP57 certification pending.) Inside, another layer of protection is added by encasing the inner componentry with a hardened epoxy compound to prevent physical access to the encryption circuitry. Independent User and Admin PINs: The Aegis Secure Key can be configured with independent User and Admin PINs, making it an ideal device for corporate and government deployment. Should the User forget his or her PIN, the drive can still be unlocked with the Admin PIN after which, a new User PIN can then be created. One-Time Recovery PINs:In the event that a User PIN is forgotten, up to 4 one-time use recovery PINs can be programmed to permit access to the drive's data. Auto-Lock: Locks automatically whenever it's unplugged from its powered USB port, and is further programmable to lock after a predetermined period of inactivity. Drive Reset: Allows the drive to be cleared and redeployed. Capable of generating an infinite number of randomly generated encryption keys, The Aegis Secure Key 3z can be reset as many times as desired. Brute-Force Protection: After a predetermined number (programmable; up to 20) of incorrect PIN entry attempts, the Aegis Secure Key will conclude that it is under Brute Force Attack and will respond by performing a crypto-erase - deleting the encryption key which will render all of the key's data useless. Lock-Override Mode: Designated for specific cases in which the key needs to remain unlocked, e.g., during reboot, passing the key through a virtual machine, or other similar situations that would normally prompt the key to automatically lock. When enabled, Lock-Override Mode allows the key to remain unlocked through USB port re-enumeration and will not re-lock until USB power is interrupted. Two Read-Only Modes: Perfect for accessing data on the key in a public setting to protect against USB viruses. Particularly important in forensics, Read-Only Mode is ideal for applications that require data to be preserved in its original, unaltered state and can't be overwritten or modified. The Secure Key 3z has two read-only modes. One is set by the admin in the admin mode and can't be modified or disabled by anyone other than the admin. The second read-only mode can be set and disabled by a user but can also be overridden by the admin as well.