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Aegis Fortress USB 3.0

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Aegis Fortress USB 3.0

Durable on the outside, with FIPS validated HDD encryption on the inside, and pocket-sized portability. Both HDD and high-speed SSD models come in a variety of storage capacities. Software-free Aegis Fortress with 256-bit AES XTS encryption and onboard keypad PIN authentication, and USB 3.1 (3.0) data transfer speeds. Every bit of data is encrypted on the fly and kept encrypted while the drive is idle. The Aegis Fortress runs on Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, and Chrome. It also thrives in environments where software-authenticated encrypted devices can’t work, like embedded systems and equipment with a powered USB port but no keyboard. The firmware is locked down to prevent any modifications, making it impervious to malware attacks such as BadUSB.

On-the-Fly 100% Hardware-Based Encryption | FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Validated Encryption | Software-Free Setup and Operation | Cross-Platform Compatible | Host-Free Onboard Keypad Authentication

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Size: 500 GB – 20 TB SSD

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Why Aegis Fortress USB 3.0

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Featuring AegisWare™

The heart and soul of every Apricorn Secure Device, AegisWare is our patent-protected firmware combined with the industry’s most advanced feature set. Aegis Configurator compatible, the windows-Based App that quickly sets up multiple devices simultaneously.

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FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Inside

NIST FIPS 140 is the cryptography standard program required by the US federal government for the protection of sensitive data. The Aegis Fortress’s FIPS 140-2 Level 2 HDD encryption validation encompasses both the Fortress’s physical tamper-resistant features as well as its identity-based authentication.

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Polymer-Coated Keypad

Drive is unlocked by entering a PIN on the keypad. By excluding the host system from the authentication process, the embedded keypad defeats all hardware and software key logging attempts. The polymer-coated prevents revealing the commonly used buttons.

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Data Recovery PINs

Restores access to drive by requiring user enrollment. It is possible for an admin to re-enrol a device in User Forced Enrollment mode if a User PIN is forgotten. It is possible to generate a new User PIN to replace an old one.

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Separate Admin and User Mode

Admin (Device Configuration) and User Access. Admin and User PINs are separate on the Aegis Fortress L3. The Admin mode controls the device’s universal programmable settings and requires the Admin PIN. The User mode can only read/write, unlock/lock external drives. The admin PIN can also access the drive’s data in User mode.

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Admin & User Forced Enrollment

During setup, a unique PIN must be created. Before using or writing to the Fortress L3, or any other Apricorn secure drive, the admin must create a complex, unique PIN. A second user PIN can be generated to access the device’s data. This PIN can be set up by the admin during initial configuration, or by the intended user prior to using the device.

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IP66 Certification

Dust and Water-Resistant Durable ABS Housing and Membrane Keypad Protecting data goes well beyond encryption. The Aegis Fortress’s resilient design makes it perfect for travel and field applications. It is tamper-evident and well protected against physical damage.

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Two Read-only Modes

Admin control global, all-access settings and User control individual settings. Universal Read Only is set by the admin and can’t be modified or disabled only by admin. The second read-only mode can be set and disabled by a user but can also be enabled or disabled by the admin.

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Brute-Force Defense

Select the number of consecutive invalid PIN attempts permitted (4-20) before crypto-erase. Your data is safeguarded from physical brute force attacks by a programmable “Brute Force Hack Defense Mechanism” that deletes the encryption key after unsuccessful password entries.

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Unattended Auto Lock

Programmable Length of Time of Inactivity Permitted Before Drive Locks Itself. All Aegis Secure Drives will automatically lock once disconnected from a computer’s USB port or the power to that USB port is interrupted or after a pre-programmed period of inactivity.

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Drive Reset Feature

Reset and re-deploy Apricorn devices. Drive reset clears both the User and Admin PINs, destroys data, creates a new randomly generated encryption key, and allows the drive to be reused indefinitely.

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Self-Destruct PIN

When activated it generates a new PIN to ensure data security when the device’s physical security is compromised. it erases the drive’s contents but leaves it in working order and ready to deploy.

Specifications

Power Supply 100% Bus Powered
Buffer Size 8MB
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 1
Average seek time 0.1 ms Access Time
Shock – operating 1500G/0.5ms | Virtually shock and vibration resistant
Dimensions 2.5 in x 3.3 in x 0.55 in | 64.5 mm x 83.5 mm x 14mm
Warranty 3 Year Limited
Approvals FC CE | FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Validated, cert #3944 | IP66
Certification Policies Click here for Security Policies
ECCN / HTS / Cage Code 5A992.c / 8523.51.0000 / 3VYK8
System Requirements Compatible with all Operating Systems, including Windows, Mac and Linux Requires USB port (for maximum speeds must be used with a USB 3.0 port) – Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 One gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes; accessible capacity will be less and actual capacity depends on the operating environment and formatting.
Comments Drive Type: Solid State Drive
Encryption: 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption
Operating Temperature Range: -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C)
Operating Humidity Range: 95% humidity at temperatures under 131°F (55°C)
Vibration: 20G/20-2000Hz
Crush Resistant: to 6500 lbs

Apricorn Products

Apricorn’s portable USB storage devices are unique in the data security field in that they all employ a 100% hardware-centric approach void of software involvement in any of the processes. All authentication and encryption functions take place fully within the devices, and no critical security parameters are ever shared with their host computer.

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