Page 1:USB Flash Drives: A Threat For Companies?
Page 2:Customer Information On Private USB Sticks
Page 3:An Inconspicuous Looker: Kanguru Defender
Page 4:Preparation Of The USB Flash Drive
Page 5:Online Monitoring: Kanguru Management Console
Page 6:Data With An Expiration Date
Page 7:Conclusion: Data Security Is The Focus
Preparation Of The USB Flash Drive
The Kanguru Defender has two partitions, and its operation is comparable to USB sticks with U3 support . One of these partitions is about 10 MB and identifies itself as a CD-ROM drive to the operating system. Here one finds the program Kanguru Defender Manager (KDM), which is used to set up the USB stick. It also controls access authorization for the encrypted partition, and communication with the remote management server. More about this later.
KDM: Kanguru Defender Manager
When you first starts the program, a software assistant helps you with the setup. In the first step, the user enters a password that is used to activate the encrypted second partition. In the next step, Kanguru’s online support is activated. Through this all data on the USB stick can be deleted over the Internet, in case of loss of the unit.
Once the setup procedure is finished, the secured partition of the USB flash stick can be mounted as a new drive in Windows. To do this, one opens the KDM on the CD-ROM partition and enters the previously chosen password. The secure partition is accessible through its own drive letter, and the KDM program keeps the icon visible in the task bar.
Data written to the drive is automatically encrypted in accordance with the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Should you wish to unmount the drive, a right-click on the KDM system tray icon followed by selecting "Unmount Kanguru Defender" is all that is needed. You can also use this icon to change the password and settings for online monitoring.