Apricorn Flash Key Receives FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validation

Apricorn’s industry-first USB 3.2 encrypted flash key with C-type connector is awarded the highest level of FIPS validation for portable data storage devices designed for use in harsh environments By DA Reporter / 29 Jun 2021

The Aegis Secure Key 3NXC from Apricorn has been awarded FIPS 140-2 level 3 validation (certification #3943) by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), certifying the device’s use in industries and institutions operating with stringent data security regulations. The Aegis Secure Key 3NXC is the only USB-C hardware-encrypted flash drive to carry FIPS validation.

This level of certification serves to authorize a device’s use in industries and institutions such as defense, healthcare, finance, and legal; both nationally and globally, in compliance with stringent data security regulations such as HIPAA, FERPA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and GDPR. 

The Aegis Secure Key 3NXC is the only hardware-encrypted flash key that is compatible with USB-C without the need for a separate A-to-C adapter.

The Secure Key 3NXC is part of Apricorn’s 3NX series, which all come standard with AegisWare, Apricorn’s proprietary firmware and feature set developed to address security threats and business needs. 

All internal componentry is protected from physical tampering with a layer of hardened epoxy, and locked-down firmware brings immunity to malware attacks.

The 3NX family is the only hardware encrypted device that provides the ability to toggle between Fixed Disk and Removable Media (U.S. Pat. No 10,338,840).

There is no software involved in the Apricorn hardware encrypted USB storage devices, and there nothing to keylog or to hack. You can backup and restore your OS offline, and the devices are OS Agnostic; completely cross platform compatible.

The devices have an onboard keypad, therefore all authentication takes place within the device itself, and all data, passwords and encryption keys are 256-bit encrypted at rest. No default PINs ensures that data is not put at risk by failure to change the PIN before deployment. 

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