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Kingston Flash Drives Get ESET Antivirus Protection

By - Source: ESET

ESET announced that its ClevX DriveSecurity product is included in the DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 Anti-Virus USB Flash drive (DTVP) launched by Kingston Digital. ClevX DriveSecurity is a portable USB antivirus utility designed to be easily deployed and used in corporate environments. The device prevents viruses, spyware and other malware from spreading via portable drives.

"The antivirus engine utilizes ESET's NOD32 proactive award-winning, behavioral based anti-malware technology, which protects corporate end-users wherever they work or plug in. The DTVP 3.0 is the latest in the evolution of the partnership announced in December 2012 between ESET, Kingston Digital and ClevX," states the company's press release.

Kingston's DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 USB Flash drive includes a read-only mode to avoid potential malware from jumping off the host computer. The device also uses a complex password with minimum characteristics that's set by the user. If a hacker tries to gain access to the drive's contents, the device will lock down and reformat after the 10th unsuccessful attempt.

Kingston offers the DataTraveler in several capacities: 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. Kingston boasts that 100 percent of the stored data is protected by hardware-based 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) in XTS mode. The flash drive is TAA compliant, sports a durable design, and connects via any USB 3.0 port or older. The drive is completely customizable, allowing owners to change the password, set the minimum number of password attempts, and more.

"Designed to run without installation on a host computer, ClevX DriveSecurity operates from the portable drive itself, eliminating malware found in the drive's files. The award-winning ESET NOD32 antivirus engine scans any change to the drive's content for viruses, spyware, trojans, worms, rootkits, adware and other Internet threats," states ESET's website.

ClevX DriveSecurity protects only the USB drive, and doesn’t perform a scan on the host computer, the site states. For more information about Kingston’s DataTraveler, visit

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