When needing to transfer files from work to home, most of us just grab a flash drive for easy transfer and transport, but is this really safe?

Take a moment and think about what happens when you do this. Most companies have invested in some level of I.T. security. So while at work, that file lives on a secure server, protected by firewalls, 2-factor authentication, and password protected folders. As soon as you place that file on a flash drive, it leaves that protected environment, leaving it vulnerable to anyone who gets their hands on that flash drive.

You see most flash drives are just that, cheap and easy ways to transfer files, but offer no “real” level of protection. We have all lost a flash drive, and what if your Quickbooks Company File was on that drive.

When needing to transfer files from work to home, most of us just grab a flash drive for easy transfer and transport, but is this really safe?

Take a moment and think about what happens when you do this. Most companies have invested in some level of I.T. security. So while at work, that file lives on a secure server, protected by firewalls, 2-factor authentication, and password protected folders. As soon as you place that file on a flash drive, it leaves that protected environment, leaving it vulnerable to anyone who gets their hands on that flash drive.

You see most flash drives are just that, cheap and easy ways to transfer files, but offer no “real” level of protection. We have all lost a flash drive, and what if your Quickbooks Company File was on that drive?

Protecting your important files is essential in today’s landscape, and we have the perfect solution for you. The Aegis Secure Key is an encrypted flash drive with an alphanumeric keypad used for password protection. This means that a password of 7-15 digits has to be typed in before the files can be accessed. The drive remains accessible as long as power is going to it, but once removed from USB power, the lock turns back on!

For those who are more tech savvy, you may be thinking, that’s great but what about hackers that just open the case and access the files directly? The internal components of the Aegis Secure Key are covered in a super tough epoxy, making it virtually impossible to remove without damaging the internal components and rendering the drive useless.

Features of the Aegis Secure Key include:

-FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated

-On-The-Fly Military grade Full-disk AES 256-bit CBC Hardware Encryption

-PIN activated 7-15 digits – Alphanumeric keypad uses a memorable number or word for your PIN

-Dust and water resistant – IP57 Certified

-No software or drivers involved

-OS and platform independent – compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux and embedded systems

In addition to the flash drive, the Aegis Padlock is an external USB 3.0 hard drive that bolsters a very similar feature set to the flash drive, for your larger files.

Having a secure flash drive to transfer files is the “key” to making sure your files stay safe, even when you are traveling with them.

If you are interested in becoming a client of Clever Ducks for business IT services, please call 805.543.1930 or tell us how to contact you in the form below.

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We love helping people with computer problems. In fact, we’re certified in it. Our team thrives on ever-changing technology and focuses on supporting business computer networks. Based in San Luis Obispo, since 1992, we serve the Central Coast of California, including San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Nipomo and Santa Maria.