Kingston Digital said on Tuesday that it has partnered with security firm ESET and IP/Technology Development and Licensing company ClevX to add their joint proactive anti-malware and security solution, ClevX DriveSecurity, to its enterprise-class DataTraveler 4000 (DT4000) and DataTraveler Vault − Privacy (DTVP) secure USB Flash drives.
According to Kingston, its enterprise-class, ultra-secure DT4000 and DTVP can be customized with ClevX DriveSecurity powered by ESET’s heuristics-based anti-virus technology. That means end-users will be fully protected wherever they roam or plug in, knowing their confidential data is fully protected from malware that can spread via removable media.
Once the drive is inserted into a computer, corporate end-users can quickly access ESET's malware protection using a strong password. After logging in, the ESET engine scans for spyware, Trojans, worms, rootkits, and viruses, without conflicting with the host resident anti-virus software, and then notifies the user to take action if malware is detected. The ClevX engine even provides automatic hourly updates when an Internet connection is available.
This extra step in security is necessary in an age where spreading malware from one PC to another is as simple as inserting an external drive into a USB port. It's also necessary given that Flash drives are easily lost and stolen, offering snoops easy access to sensitive data like corporate tax documents, payroll backup and other critical information.
"Portable media is a common source of malware infection," said Andrew Lee, CEO, ESET North America. "People often carry sensitive personal files on their USB drives and they often don’t realize that their drive can be infected when plugged into a computer, and then that infection can be transferred to other machines. Together with Kingston and ClevX, we can offer a solution which keeps the contents of USB Flash drives safe and malware-free, and prevents malware from spreading via removable media."
Available now, DriveSecurity powered by ESET is available as an option on any unmanaged edition of Kingston’s DataTraveler 4000 (DT4000) or DataTraveler Vault − Privacy (DTVP) secure USB Flash drives. For more information including pricing and system requirements, head here.
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