New DLP Drive launched by Origin Storage

London, 7th April 2009 - Origin Storage, a leading manufacturer and distributor of IT storage solutions, has today announced the launch of their Amacom Data Locker. The Data Locker Secure Drive gives users peace of mind in the event that that their data storage device is lost or stolen. The data is secured by a 6-18 digit PIN number which is entered directly on the device itself. The Data Locker will be demonstrated on stand D57 at Infosecurity Europe from 28th – 30th April 2009 at Earls Court, London.

With security breaches and data loss stories frequently appearing in headlines, the need to secure data has become more essential in order to avoid such incidents. Data Locker allows the portable drive to mount an operating system only when the correct PIN has been entered on the LCD keypad. You can also use the LCD screen to change the Data Locker PIN, dismount the drive, toggle the encryption on or off, or wipe the drive clean.

The Data Locker utilizes a hardware based encryption chip to seamlessly encrypt and decrypt your data using military grade AES / CBC mode encryption.

The Data Locker will allow you to store and protect all of your highly sensitive data, and personal files. It is available in three different capacities, 160GB, 320GB and 500GB and will be a vital piece of equipment for local governments and businesses alike.

Andy Cordial, Managing Director at Origin Storage comments, “Data Locker is the first device of its kind with PIN protection and AES hardware encryption. High profile data loss is on the increase due to the large amounts of unprotected electronic data on the move in the public and private domain. The Data Locker can lock down your portable data and ensure safe transportation of your most sensitive information.”

Three different levels of security are available:

  • Data Locker Personal: Consumer and Education
  • Data Locker Pro AES: Corporate and Local Government
  • Data Locker Enterprise: Military and transportation of mission critical data
The Data Locker offers state of the art features which include:
  • Brute Force Attack Detect / Self Destruct Response
  • One touch drive erase for rapid re-deployment using admin password
  • Hardware Based Malware Detection / Deflection
  • Unattended Auto Lock Function
  • 100% Platform Independent Security and Authentication
  • Hardware Based AES Encryption (CBC mode)
  • No Software or pop-up password entry screens
The Data Locker® measures 3.13" x 5.11" x 0.91" (W x D x H)
Power Supply: Bus Powered Via USB Port
Compatible HDD: 2.5’’ SATA
Operating Systems: Windows 2000, XP, Vista & Mac OS 10+

Founded in 2001 and based in Hampshire, UK, Origin Storage Ltd. is fast becoming one of Europe's leading IT storage manufacturers. Its wide-ranging product portfolio includes branded hard disk drive solutions, RAID solutions and OEM parts.

Origin Storage is a main supplier for all Tier one manufacturers, providing matched storage upgrades and has held a Pan European Agreement with Dell™ for the past five years. The business has grown year on year and now supplies to main distribution and reseller partners across EMEA.

In January 2006 Origin Storage acquired the brand and assets of Amacom and began to manufacture the Amacom range of portable storage solutions including the Flip2disk, IOdisk and Portable Optical solutions. It is also a distributor for some of the most respected storage enclosure manufacturers and offers a full range of rack, desktop and RAID products and accessories.

The company’s emphasis on superior customer service, UK-based assembly and stock-holding that delivers competitive pricing and unbeatable turn-around times makes Origin Storage the ideal partner for all storage management needs.

Darshna Kamani, Eskenzi PR