External Drive Data Encryption With Cipher Shield's USB Hard Drive
How safe is your data on an external hard drive? While some models are protected from physical damage , all are more or less sitting ducks for a thief who manages to get his hands on the device and to then access the data.
Cipher Shield offers a number of different solutions for external storage devices with 1.8", 2.5" and 3.5" hard drives, depending on whether the user seeks mobility or capacity. The Cipher Key, which comes with the Cipher Shield, is the actual (removable) device that - once connected to the hard drive - is responsible for encrypting and decrypting the data in real time. The encryption is available in 40, 64, 128 bit DES (Data Encryption Standard) or 192 bit TDES.