The All-New USB
Whatever your sector, storing digital information is an essential aspect of any day-to-day business life; whether saving client details, producing supplier databases or securing contracts. If you deal with sensitive data at work, ensuring that confidential information is well looked after can be stressful – after all, you’d be to blame should it end up in the wrong hands. Luckily, rapid technological changes have made it easier than ever to protect private data, particularly with the creation of the All-New USB – a gadget that should have come straight out of a James Bond film. This incredible data storage device is filled to the brim with security features which make it the ‘Fort Knox’ of portable data storage:
Remote Data Deletion
The biggest concern for most organisations working with mobile data storage is that should the device get lost, the information could be open for anyone to view. Although the USB has several techniques to avoid this, the most appealing feature is that at any point all the data can be remotely killed – even without an internet connection. With the input of Remote data delete, it will bring you piece of mind if you were to lose your USB device.
Secure Access with Located Based Locking
When uninvited viewers are a threat to your data, the All-New USB is the ideal solution to data privacy. It uses Security Guardian technology which allows the USB owner to manage and control the data from anywhere on the planet, without even being connected to a laptop or web connection. It also features high-tech GPS locking systems; this means a location can be set and only within this region can a user access the information.
If your mobile data hasn’t been backed up onto a permanent hard drive, the availability to use remote turn off is ideal. This locks your data, preserving your information but disconnecting it from the ability to sync with a computer. No one will be able to access or edit your information until you unlock it again.
Need to deploy data on the move? Forget sending confidential information by email and simply update their USB with further files via Cloud based management. This means you can share important documents within an instant without actually having to plug in the USB at your end. This functionality used a Security Guardian Console on the Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform but it can also be hosted on your own secure business network if required.
Incredible storage space
To top it off, this futuristic USB is not lacking in storage space either with a whopping 250gb available to safely store business, or personal, data. It’s easy to forget that just a few years ago a storage space of this size would have been significantly more expensive and yet have none of the aforementioned security measures.
With the typical USB stick offering little in the way of security, it’s no wonder that many companies opt for more substantial back-up devices for portable data storage. However this new USB design will lead the way to further USB developments meaning that USB devices are a truly safe way to get your digital info from A to B.
This article is brought to you from ExactTrak, a leading supplier of secure USB sticks, dedicated to taking mobile data security seriously.
I was recently approached by a friend in need of a USB flash drive storage solution which didn’t require carrying additional hardware. Crazy I know considering the size of some of the USB devices available today.
I knew my friend was an Apple fan much like myself, so the most obvious choice was to use his iPhone as a storage device.
Now – out of the box this isn’t normally possible, with most file storage being controlled by iTunes.
However, along with help from Macroplant’s iPhone explorer this is easily done. iPhone Explorer is a tiny little application available for both Mac OS X and Windows, enabling full ‘drag-drop’ functionality to the iPhone’s storage card.
Although this offers a perfect solution for a user with access to the App on each PC, don’t be fooled into thinking this could be used to ‘rip’ all your friends music off their device. For that you would need either Pod to PC or Pod to Mac.
Using iPhone Explorer you get to see all the files stored deep down in the depth’s of the iPhone…You know, all those one’s normal users shouldn’t go near! Not only can you use your device as a USB Pen Drive, you can also view pictures and modify files directly on the iPhone.
Better still – if you should so wish to ‘jailbreak’ your device you will also gain access to your iPhones Address Book, SMS, e-mails and even more besides.
You can download iPhone Explorer for Macroplant’s website.
Transcend USA have recently released an additional application for use with their JetFlash 220 secure storage devices. The JetFlash 220 is just like any normal USB memory stick, however – it has one extra little facility.. Built into the housing of the device is a biometric fingerprint scanner. The scanner protects a ‘private’ partition on the device which can only be unlocked with a swipe of the owners fingerprint.
Whilst at today’s Gadget Show Live I took the opportunity to replace my previous portable power pack. My previous being the trusty Ted Baker battery pack, which unfortunatly is unable to charge my iPhone 3GS.
The Powerstrap is a portable battery charger built into a wrist strap. The wrist strap is made up of a soft foam, and features LED lights to indicate the current charge held by the power strap.
The strap had a single micro USB port on the site which is both the input and output for charging. Inside the strap is a 1500mAH Li-ion battery which is charged through the mini USB port via either a pclaptop or power USB adapter.
Once charged it can then be used to provide approximately 1.5 full charges to an Apple iPhone, and varying levels to other battery based devices depending on the draw required.
Being strapped to your wrist means you can quite happily play your games console without having to sit 2 feet away for a power socket. Perfect for the beach or pool side!
This is certainly going to save valuable pocket space and prevent scratches on my tech from sharing a pocket with a bulky battery.