Kanguru - FIPS 140-2 certification|
"FIPS 140-2 Certification is essentially the U.S. and Canadian Governments' seal of approval for a security product," said Nate Cote, Vice President of Product Management at Kanguru Solutions. "By obtaining FIPS Certification we've proven that the KanguruMicro Drive AES is secure enough for storing sensitive data, a key issue facing our security focused customers in the government, military, financial and healthcare markets."
Federal Processing Standards
"Security has been a major concern to government entities as well as others, and we have made it a priority to offer the latest security standards available," continued Nate Cote. Since 2001 the federal government has encouraged US Government agencies dealing with national security systems and information to adopt products that offer Government certified AES protection. According to the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 197, AES is a "symmetric block cipher" that encrypts data into an illegible form called ciphertext making it impossible for outsiders to reach the data.
KanguruMicro Drive AES
In addition to achieving FIPS 140-2 Certification, the KanguruMicro Drive AES also meets Sarbanes Oxley and HIPAA standards. It offers 256-bit AES encryption and is available in Green, Red or Yellow housings for custom security applications. Additionally, it can be programmed with unique identifiers and imprinted with custom logos. The KanguruMicro Drive AES is available in capacities up to 8GB.
A division of Interactive Media Corporation, Kanguru Solutions manufactures high quality, secure and portable computer storage peripherals. Interactive Media Corp. was established in Massachusetts in 1992. Kanguru Solutions was founded in 1992 in Holliston, Massachusetts. The company originally got its start developing and selling interactive kiosks for retail stores in the New England area. The evolution of the company was forever changed when, in the summer of 1993, co-founders Donald Brown and George Moser brainstormed and developed a revolutionary new storage device for PCs. The result was a first of its kind, removable and external hard drive they dubbed the KanguruDisk. Since the development of the KanguruDisk, Kanguru Solutions has expanded its product line to include one of the first multi-interface external hard drives featuring Parallel, USB, PCMCIA/Cardbus and Firewire connectivity! Kanguru Solutions was also one of the first companies to pioneer CD & DVD Duplicators, external CDRWs and was also one of the first manufacturers to bring to market USB Flash Drive Technology.