The 6TB Aegis Padlock DT FIPS 140-2 Level 2-Validated External Desktop Drive from Apricorn is an encrypted desktop hard drive that's designed to meet the FIPS 140-2 Level-2 standard for cryptographic security. Boasting on-the-fly AES 256-bit hardware encryption, the Aegis Padlock DT FIPS desktop drive comes equipped with an integrated, wear-resistance 10-digit keypad for entering PINs, as well as a heat-dissipating aluminum enclosure.
Offering data transfer rates up to 5 Gb/s, the plug-and-play Aegis Padlock DT features a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-B interface, brute-force protection, forced administrator and user enrollment, an auto-lock mode, and a lock override mode. Its administrator feature allows enrollment of up to four unique user PINs and one administrator PIN, making it ideal for collaboration. The drive comes with a USB Type-B to Type-A cable and an AC adapter.
FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Inside
The Aegis Padlock DT's FIPS 140-2 validation covers 11 areas of its cryptographic security system, including physical security, cryptographic key management, and design integrity. The Aegis Padlock DT's FIPS 140-2 Level 2 encryption validation encompasses both the Padlock DT's physical tamper-resistant features, as well as its identity-based authentication. Tested and validated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for use by the Federal governments of the USA, Canada, and others, the Aegis Padlock DT Drive is based on Apricorn's FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated encryption module as indicated by certificate #3944. The epoxy-coated boundary includes all encryption functions and all Critical Security Parameters (CSPs), such as PIN storage, encryption key generation and storage, random number and seed generators, and all firmware storage. The FIPS module is a complete encryption system, and all CSPs never leave the boundary and are never shared with a host system. By design, the HDD/SSD that stores the encrypted data is excluded from this boundary to both maximize affordability and product line flexibility in capacity and form factor offerings.