Lockheed Martin and its new new IronClad USB drive
Lockheed Martin is more often for its role in the nation’s defense capabilities, but this time round they are offering something that will offer a semblance of protection for your much needed data – and it comes in the form of the new IronClad USB drive. Basically, the IronClad crams in your notebook’s hard drive alongside its entire operating system, software applications and files onto a single device – which is a secure USB flash drive in essence. In layman’s terms, what you get here is deemed to be a 100% secure “PC on a stick” setup. Folks who are constantly on-the-go are able to plug in the USB flash drive into virtually any computer or notebook regardless of your geographical location, and you will be able to gain instant, secure access to your own personal desktop and files.
The IronClad technology will power the operating system straight off of the USB flash drive, which translates to the fact that your files will never touch the hard drive of the borrowed computer, helping ensure security and privacy remain at the top of the agenda, while making sure that your device won’t leave a single trace that it was ever plugged in. The IronClad device is also fully encrypted, delivering hardware-level protection even against today’s most insidious malware threats such as nearly undetectable rootkits. The idea of toting your precious data on a secure device the size of a chewing gum stick in your pocket is definitely comforting, especially if you’re involved in a position that deals with sensitive information.
Individual IronClad drives will come with at least 8GB of 256-bit encrypted storage, where it is encased in a rugged, water- and shock-resistant metal case. Within, you will find custom Lockheed Martin technology that lets you run your whole desktop straight off the USB flash drive, while its integrated advanced virus protection allows you to plug in any shared or public computer without losing any sleep at night. All IronClad drives also double up as a node on a centrally-managed network, and this allows IT organizations to keep a close eye on each drive, while maintaining a tight rein on what are the permissible applications that can be installed on the drive itself.