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Back to All Hardware Encrypted Flash DrivesDefender 2000™ Secure Hardware Encrypted Flash Drive

FIPS 140-2 Certified, Level 3 Secure Hardware Encrypted USB Storage

Quick Overview

Rated Sprightly Performer by PCWorldThe FIPS 140-2 Certified Defender 2000™ is the world's most advanced, secure, AES 256-bit hardware encrypted flash drive. With Level 3, FIPS 140-2 Certification, the Defender 2000 demonstrates its outstanding ability to meet and surpass stringent federal, healthcare and financial industry security regulations. Well beyond simple password protection, its government-grade certification, anti-virus and brute-force protections, waterproof / tamper-proof casing, and solid tactile finish make it an impressive USB device to meet the most rigorous data security needs and requirements of any organization. The Defender 2000 is easy to use, works on most OS platforms, and can be remotely managed along with other secure USB devices from anywhere in the world.

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Advanced Features:

  • FIPS 140-2 Certified, Level 3, Learn more
  • Common Criteria EAL 2+ (in process) Learn more
  • 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption Learn more
  • Remote Management Ready Learn more
  • Simple and Easy to Use
  • Windows, Mac and Linux Compatible
  • Real-time Antivirus Scanning *Windows Only
  • Rugged Alloy Housing
  • Compliant with Industry Security Standards
  • Available Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
  • Customized Engraving Available Learn More

Technical Specifications:

Model Number KDF2000 Series
Certifications FIPS 140-2 Certified,Level 3
Common Criteria
EAL2+ (in process)
Capacities 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Interface USB 2.0 (Maintains Compatibility with USB 1.1)
Data Transfer Rate Max Read: 28-30MB/sec
Max Write: 20-22MB/sec
Memory Type Solid State MLC NAND flash
Encryption Features 256-bit AES (hardware)
Data Retention 10 yrs or more
Shock Resistance 1000Gs Max
Operating Temperature 0°C to +70°C
Storage Temperature -25°C to +85°C
Humidity Range 20% - 90%
Vibration 15G Peak to Peak Max
OS Compatibility - Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows XP*
- Windows Vista
- Windows 2000 SP4
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2008
- MacOS X 10.5+ (Intel-Based)
- Linux Ubuntu 9, 10, 11, 12
- Red Hat 5
- Open SUSE 11
Weight 1.3 oz
38 g
Dimensions 2.8" x 0.74" x 0.35"
73mm x 19mm x 9 mm

Product Description

The Kanguru Defender 2000™ is the most advanced, easy-to-use, secure, hardware encrypted flash drive in the world. Designed to address the most demanding security standards, this AES 256-bit hardware encrypted flash drive is ideal for keeping sensitive government, financial or corporate information highly secure, yet conveniently portable. It combines several high level hardware encryption models and certifications including FIPS 140-2 Level 3, and Common Criteria (in-process). It also includes robust anti-virus and tamper-resistant protection, as well as remote management capabilities for the most comprehensive security solution available in a hardware encrypted flash drive.The Defender 2000 proves unequivocally that it meets and surpasses the most stringent federal, healthcare and financial industry security regulations in the world.


256-bit AES Hardware Encryption

AES 256-bit Hardware encryption is the backbone of the Defender 2000's security, providing top tier performance unmatched by software encryption solutions. In addition, Password matching and security functions are contained in the cryptographic chip, meaning that the encryption can not be compromised, further ensuring your data's security.


FIPS 140-2 Certification, Level 3 (Cert # 1981)

The Kanguru Defender 2000 hardware encrypted flash drive has achieved Level 3, FIPS 140-2 Certification.

FIPS 140-2 is a joint Certification program between NIST (National Institute of Standards) in the United States, and CSE (Communications Security Establishment) in Canada. It provides government guidelines regarding the security evaluation for cryptographic modules.  Kanguru Solutions demonstrates that by meeting the level 3 threshold of FIPS 140-2, the Defender 2000 has strong, tamper evident protections in place to prevent unauthorized access, attack, or brute force attempts to gain access to the sensitive data.


Common Criteria EAL2+

The Defender 2000 secure flash drive is in process to meet Common Criteria EAL2+ standards. Common Criteria is an accreditation process adopted by over 24 different certifying nations, and is a much wider review process of the overall product design and functionality than FIPS. It covers the product from its inception to final product and overall use.


Onboard Anti-Virus

Every Kanguru Defender 2000 hardware encrypted flash drive comes with an integrated onboard anti-virus (30-day FREE trial).  Built right into the flash drive, the anti-virus consistently scans the drive in the background, ensuring that all of your files will be safe and protected from viruses. This feature can also be used to scan host computer(s), in effect becoming a portable anti-virus solution for every PC you work on.


Tamper Proof Design

The Kanguru Defender 2000’s casing is filled with an epoxy compound that is water resistant and prevents physical access to the chip. Any subversive attempt to remove the epoxy compound destroys the flash chip, rendering it unusable and inaccessible.


Remotely Manageable

Using Kanguru Remote Management Console™ (KRMC)™, this optional feature gives you the ability to control an entire fleet of Defender 2000 hardware encrypted flash drive(s) from anywhere in the world. As the administrator, you can remotely delete drives that have been lost or stolen, manage passwords (strength, updates and remote resets), and ensure drives are in compliance with set security policies and much more.


Package Contents

  • Kanguru Defender 2000 Secure Hardware Encrypted Flash Drive
  • QuickStart Guide


Warranty Information

3-year warranty from date of purchase.

*In line with Microsoft’s End-of-Support announcement for Windows XP™, Kanguru Solutions is ending support for its line of products running on the Windows XP platform. While our products have been quality tested internally on Windows XP, we cannot guarantee normal product operation on an unsupported OS. Please consult your system administrator for an OS upgrade.