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Kanguru USB Drives Undergo Security Testing

Kanguru Solutions announced that it has submitted its Kanguru Defender family of encrypted USB drives and Kanguru Remote Management Console (KRMC) for Common Criteria evaluation.

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Kanguru Defender Secure USB Product Family Enters Common Criteria Evaluation Process

MILLIS, Mass.–Kanguru Solutions today announced its Kanguru Defender family of secure, encrypted USB drives and Kanguru Remote Management Console (KRMC) have entered into the Common Criteria evaluation process for information security.

Common Criteria is an internationally recognized security evaluation program developed to ensure an information technology product or service meets a variety of robust government security standards. There are currently 36 nations, worldwide, which mutually recognize the merits of the Common Criteria Standard.

The testing level has been designated as Evaluation Assurance Level 2 Augmented (EAL2+); meeting level 2 assurances while being augmented with flaw remediation. The evaluation process is being conducted by atsec information security (accredited in the US, Germany and Sweden), and overseen by the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt fur Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI)).

“By undergoing the Common Criteria evaluation, we continue to position ourselves on top of the secure portable data storage industry.” said Don Brown, CEO of Kanguru. “Common Criteria, along with our fully manageable devices and current FIPS 140-2 Validations, distinguishes our products and services as the most secure, manageable and feature rich in the portable data storage industry.”

Ken Hake, Laboratory Manager for atsec, commented: “atsec is pleased to be undertaking this evaluation effort with a product having a very tight coupling of hardware and software. We will also work to demonstrate that it is compliant with the Common Criteria Protection Profile for USB Storage Media. Version 1.4”

Some of the security features currently offered by Kanguru’s products include:

• 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption
• Remote Management (Remote disable/delete, password reset, domain restriction, etc.)
• Master Password Support
• Tamper Resistant Design
• Ability to run an integrated, secure virtual operating system
• Onboard Anti-Virus/Malware Protection
• GUI support for Windows, Mac, and Linux operation

About Kanguru
Kanguru Solutions develops and manufactures the world’s most manageable, secure USB product set. A pioneer in portable storage, Kanguru offers customized solutions designed around the security needs of individual organizations. A United States based corporation, Kanguru has been building high quality, secure storage products as well as DVD and hard drive duplicators for nearly two decades. Kanguru’s product portfolio is available through its worldwide channel partner network. For more information on Kanguru Solutions, visit