Apricorn Extends Latest Version of AegisWare™ Firmware and Feature Set to All Models

Every Aegis Secure Device now powered by Apricorn’s unique AegisWare firmware and feature set – offering customizable security controls and a new enhanced chipset that delivers read and write speed increases of up to 80% on select portable devices

POWAY, Calif.--()--Apricorn, the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB storage devices, today announced that the latest version of AegisWare™, Apricorn’s proprietary firmware and feature set, is now standard on all portable and Secure Key encrypted products. In addition to offering customizable security controls, the latest version of AegisWare features a new enhanced chipset that delivers read and write speed increases of up to 80% on select portable devices.

Developed and implemented in Apricorn’s North San Diego facility, AegisWare encompasses the proprietary firmware and feature set that is deployed universally on all eight Apricorn Aegis secure device models. From the Aegis Secure Keys to the large capacity Aegis Desktop models, the feature set and controls are universal from model to model – all of the passwords and commands are entered by way of the device’s onboard keypad, and 100% of the authentication and encryption processes take place within the devices themselves, never involving host software or sharing password or encryption key data with any host computers. Additionally, all have military-grade 256-bit AES XTS encryption and firmware that cannot be updated or modified.

“AegisWare is a unique blend of security features, controls, and product design philosophy that has evolved from a decade of manufacturing secure storage devices, becoming what we have determined to be the safest places for your most sensitive data,” said Mike McCandless, vice president of sales and marketing at Apricorn. “While we share a number of functional similarities with other secure device manufacturers, we differ in what our secure drives do – and don’t do. We have designed our products to circumvent a number of very real security vulnerabilities we have identified, such as Default PINs, that are still commonly found in our competitors’ products. Research shows that the highest incidence of corporate data breach stems from the employee base, so our approach is first and foremost to remove the element of employee error or laziness from the security equation.”

AegisWare features include:

  • Admin Mode for Device Setup
  • Forced Enrollment / No Default PIN Vulnerability
  • Programmable PIN Lengths
  • Programmable Brute Force Attempts Allowed
  • Two Read-Only Modes
  • Data Recovery PINs
  • Unattended Auto Lock
  • Lock Override
  • Self-Destruct PIN
  • Bootable
  • No Backdoors
  • Mass Configurable (using Aegis Configurator™)
  • Malware Immune
  • Enhanced chipset (delivering read and write speed increases of up to 80% on select portable devices)

To learn more about Apricorn and AegisWare, please visit https://www.apricorn.com/

About Apricorn

Headquartered in Poway, California, Apricorn provides secure storage innovations to the most prominent companies in the categories of finance, healthcare, education, and government throughout North America, Canada and EMEA. Apricorn products have become the trusted standard for a myriad of data security strategies worldwide. Founded in 1983, numerous award-winning products have been developed under the Apricorn brand as well as for a number of leading computer manufacturers on an OEM basis.

Contacts

Drew Smith
10Fold for Apricorn
apricorn@10fold.com
(415) 336-1103

Contacts

Drew Smith
10Fold for Apricorn
apricorn@10fold.com
(415) 336-1103