NEW from Apricorn: Highest Capacity Hardware Encrypted Portable Drive on the Market, the Aegis Padlock 750GB

October 27, 2010

POWAY, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Apricorn today announced the introduction of the 750GB capacity to its award-winning Aegis Padlock Series of external hard drives, fulfilling demand from consumers and business for higher capacity secure personal storage. As the Virtual Office concept has gained wider acceptance, employees in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Education sectors are increasing remote operations, either on the road or at home offices. As such, the need for high capacity secure portable storage has never been greater. Priced under $200, this new capacity drive affordably satisfies this need.

Easy to set up and use, the Aegis Padlock’s integrated hardware encryption, software-free design, and ability to work on any platform makes it ideal for corporate deployments and is perfect for business travelers looking to secure their data on the road. Access to the drive is protected by the user’s unique PIN and takes just minutes to set up. With the ability to store several PINs in addition to an Administrator’s PIN, the Aegis Padlock also makes a powerful and secure business collaboration tool.

In striving to meet customer requirements and suggestions, the Aegis Padlock’s key features are the result of creating custom mobile storage solutions for customer needs, adhering to their unique security polices and requirements.

Utilizing Military Grade FIPS PUB 197 Validated Encryption

Apricorn’s Aegis Padlock provides seamless, real-time protection against unauthorized access. All data on the drive is encoded with 256-bit AES Encryption at all times, and the Padlock’s “Data at Rest Protection” ensures that all PINs and encryption keys are encrypted when the drive is at rest. These features combine to make sure your data is protected even if the drive is dismantled.

Apricorn’s Brute Force Self Destruct Feature protects the drive from hacking attempts by blocking automated attempts to enter PIN numbers. If the drive senses it is being systematically attacked, the Padlock will destroy the encryption key and lock the drive, keeping your data safe.

In addition, incorporated into the Aegis Padlock’s electronics is Apricorn’s Variable Time Circuit (VTC) technology, working to thwart “timing attacks” aimed at accessing the drive by studying the behavior and infiltrating the Padlock’s electronics.

Wear resistant keypad – Our enhanced keypad specification hides wear and use patterns to further protect the user’s PIN number from physical attacks. This keypad specification will prevent wear on the keypad for many years beyond the useful life span of the drive.

“Applications requiring data security and the demand for increased capacity show no signs of easing up,” said Mike McCandless, Apricorn’s VP of Sales and Marketing. “We continue to work closely with our customers to customize and enhance the Aegis Padlock product line to fit the security requirements of various customers and industries without compromising the ease-of-use and functionality of the product.”


Apricorn’s Aegis Padlock family is available from online retailers and Apricorn’s website at http://www.apricorn.com/padlock

For Government and Military customers, Apricorn’s drives are now listed on the GSA schedule through a variety of GSA resellers, including GSA Advantage and Sparco. Apricorn also offers a free evaluation program to Corporate customers.


AES 128-bit Encryption

250 GB: $89

500 GB: $129

750 GB: $179

AES 256-bit Encryption

250 GB: $109

500 GB: $149

750 GB: $199


Three year limited

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System Requirements

  • Compatible with all Operating Systems, including Windows(R), Mac(R) and Linux
  • Aegis Padlock family is compatible with USB, Standard eSATA, eSATA / USB Combo ports (Power eSATA)

About Apricorn

Apricorn, a leader in personal storage, offers a broad family of innovative, high-quality storage, backup and upgrade products for notebook and desktop applications. Providing secure storage solutions for some of the most prominent names in the industries of finance, healthcare and government, Apricorn’s products have been the standard for many mobile security strategies. Apricorn was founded in 1983 and has developed numerous award-winning products under the Apricorn brand and has been an OEM supplier to a number of leading computer manufacturers. Apricorn is headquartered in Poway, California, and distributes products throughout North America and Canada. For additional information, please visit http://www.apricorn.com.

    Company Contact:

    Michelle Fischer
    (858) 513-4480

    Media Contact:

    ProLine Communications
    Bruce Freeman
    (973) 716-9457

One gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes; accessible capacity will be less and actual capacity depends on the operating environment and formatting.

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