Aegis Secure Key 3.0 Brings a World of Advanced Data Protection Easy to use FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated USB 3.0 flash drive with on-the-fly AES hardware encryption and secure PIN accessWith software-free operation, cross-platform compatibility, USB 3.0 speed, increased capacities of up to 480GB, plus a host of high-level security features that you'd never expect to find in a flashkey, Apricorn's Aegis Secure Key 3.0 brings a world of advanced data security to your fingertips. This easy to use USB 3.0 flash drive incorporates PIN access with military grade 256-bit AES hardware encryption.FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated to meet the U.S. government standards for information technology and computer security. NIST FIPS 140 is the cryptography standard program required by the US federal government for protection of sensitive data. The Aegis Secure Key's FIPS 140-2 validation covers 11 areas of its cryptographic security system, including physical security, cryptographic key management and design integrity. Available in four levels, the Aegis Secure Key's FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation encompasses both the Aegis Secure Key's physical tamper-resistant features as well as its identity-based authentication. Utilizes Military Grade 256-bit AES XTS Hardware EncryptionAll data on the Aegis Secure Key is encrypted on the fly with the built-in 256-bit AES XTS hardware encryption. Onboard Alphanumeric Keypad - Prevents Hardware and Software Key LoggingUsing a rechargeable battery, the Aegis Secure Key enables the user to unlock the drive with a 7-16 digit PIN BEFORE connecting to the USB port on your computer, tablet or mobile device. The embedded keypad prevents hardware and software key logging attempts to capture your password entered via the host system. Software-Free Design - With no admin rights to contend with, the Aegis Secure Key is a breeze to implement Independent User and Admin PINsThe Aegis Secure Key can be configured with independent User and Admin PINs, making it ideal for corporate and government deployment. If the User forgets their PIN, the drive can be unlocked using the Admin PIN which can then clear the forgotten User PIN and allow for the User to set a new PIN. Drive Reset FeatureThe Aegis Secure Key also includes a drive reset feature which clears both User and Admin PINs, destroys the data, creates a new randomly generated encryption key and allows the drive to be reused. The Aegis Secure Key is capable of generating an infinite number of randomly generated encryption keys, allowing the user to reset the drive as often as required. Dust and Water Resistant Durable Aluminum Housing - IP58 CertifiedProtecting data goes well beyond encryption. Tough enough to go anywhere, the Aegis Secure Key 3.0's resilient design makes it perfect for travel and field applications. With its rugged, extruded aluminum crush-resistant casing, the Aegis Secure Key 3.0 is tamper evident and well-protected against physical damage. The Ingress Protection (IP) rating is an international standard that tests electrical products against two main environmental factors, liquids and dust. The testing is done independently by a 3rd party and involves two separate tests. In order to receive the certification, the Aegis Secure Key was subjected to a dust chamber for 8 hours and submerged in a water tank at 1 meter for 30 minutes, after which the Secure Key was tested for functionality, and inspected for water and dust in its electronics.