IronKey Unveils 8GB Version of Secure USB Drive

May 2, 2008 – 5:11 AM

IronKey Inc., maker of the world’s most secure flash drive, announced today availability of the
8GB-capacity of its IronKey secure USB devices. IronKey brings unprecedented mobile data convenience and security to individuals and organizations with its rugged, waterproof and tamper resistant USB drives that include always-on hardware encryption, strong authentication, portable applications and ultra-fast memory. IronKey’s cross platform capability and remote policy enforcement enable IT to rapidly deploy in heterogeneous environments with complete control.

The 8GB model is the latest version in the IronKey product line that currently includes 1GB, 2GB and 4GB options. All IronKey devices are easy to use, and there is no need to install software or drivers. All user data on an IronKey is encrypted with high-speed military-grade hardware encryption. Unlike software-based encryption, this always-on protection cannot be disabled, and is protected against cold-boot and brute force attacks. If a thief tries to break into an IronKey and exceeds a policy-determined number of failed login attempts, the IronKey Cryptochip will lock out the encryption functions and securely erase all the encrypted data with its patent-pending Flash Trash technology.

“Our virtual desktop customers have been eagerly awaiting IronKey 8GB drives because they are deploying large Windows desktops which rapidly wear out ordinary flash drives and most importantly need to be secured,” said John Jefferies, vice president of product marketing at IronKey. “Running virtual desktops from flash drives demands high performance with superior reliability which is why customers are choosing to deliver mobile desktops and business continuity solutions on IronKey.”

IronKey devices offer a suite of applications and services, including portable Firefox, IronKey Password Manager, RSA SecurID and a Secure Sessions service. Policy settings allow IronKey administrators to turn these applications off or on as desired. The combination of security applications and services along with hardware-based encryption on the IronKey deliver unmatched security for the drives, and protection of the data stored on them.

The 8GB version is available now for $299. For more information or to purchase, visit

Press Release

You must be logged in to post a comment.