Apricorn’s Aegis Configurator Now Simplifies Setup and Deployment of Their Most Popular Hardware-Encrypted USB Storage Devices

Apricorn, the leading manufacturer of software-free, hardware-encrypted USB drives, today announced the Aegis Configurator setup application is now compatible with the entire line of Apricorn numeric keypad authenticated products (see list below). The Aegis Configurator simultaneously sets up multiple Apricorn encrypted external drives in a matter of seconds and provides the ability to create and save an infinite number of master profile settings that can be used over and over for future device configurations.

Initially, the Aegis Configurator was compatible only with the Aegis Secure Key 3z, which was released concurrently with the Configurator in January 2017. Based on the positive response from early adopters and independent evaluators of the initial release, effective Oct 1, 2017, all of Apricorn’s keypad-authenticated secure devices can be set up using the Aegis Configurator, saving time and money for deployments of any size.

“Beyond being exponentially faster than manually configuring devices, the Aegis Configurator also generates a secure log file capturing the settings of individual devices at time of setup,” said Mike McCandless, VP of Sales and Marketing at Apricorn. “We’ve developed these new capabilities with speed and ease of use in mind to address the challenges of today’s overly stretched IT teams.”

The Aegis Configurator is compatible with the following products:

  • Aegis Secure Key 3z (first device to be configurable)
  • Aegis Secure Key 3.0 (highest storage capacity in class at 480GB)
  • Aegis Padlock 3.0 (Apricorn’s original encrypted device, redesigned)
  • Aegis Fortress 3.0 (FIPS validated)
  • Aegis Padlock DT and DT FIPS (desktop high-capacity drives up to 10TB storage)
  • Padlock SSD (compatibility coming online in 4Q)

Standard features shared by all Aegis Configurator compatible devices:

  • Separate Administrator and User Modes for added convenience.
  • Admin Forced Enrolment: Unique PIN must be established at setup which eliminates factory default PIN vulnerability.
  • User Forced Enrolment: Administrator can program device at setup requiring user to establish a unique PIN upon first use.
  • Programmable PIN Lengths: Administrator designates minimum and maximum PIN Lengths (7-16 characters) to increase password complexity.
  • Data Recovery PINs
  • Lock Override Mode: Option that suspends device lock function during USB port re-enumeration.
  • Brute-Force Defence: Select the number of consecutive invalid PIN attempts permitted (4-20) before crypto-erase.
  • Unattended Auto Lock: Programmable length of time of inactivity permitted before drive locks itself.
  • Self-Destruct PIN: When programmed and activated, performs a crypto-erase and becomes new access PIN.
  • LED Key Press Indicator: Option that visually confirms successful button presses with blinking LEDs.

The Aegis Configurator is available online for $99.

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