Press Release: Kanguru Releases World’s First Unencrypted USB 3.0 Flash Drive with Secure Firmware


Millis, MA - September 17, 2014 - Kanguru, a global leader providing first-rate secure USB data solutions to critical infrastructure and enterprise clients across the globe, is proud to announce a new partnership with Tresys Technology. This partnership combines the superior security and performance of Kanguru Defender® FIPS 140-2 Certified, encrypted USB flash drives with the deep scanning capabilities of Tresys XD Air™ to provide enterprise organizations with the most comprehensive method of scanning USB devices before allowing them back into their trusted network if used off-site. This support adds yet another dynamic dimension of security to Kanguru Defender’s rock solid encrypted USB platform for use in Government, Military/Defense, Intelligence and Enterprise clientele, achieving optimal security of mobile data in a highly-secure environment.


 “We are pleased to add support for Kanguru encrypted USB drives to Tresys XD Air,” says Ken Walker, Vice President of Products for Tresys Technology. “Together, our products allow our customers to protect their data at rest, mitigate data born attacks, and gain greater control over the data entering and leaving their environment. Additionally, using Tresys XD Air to scan unknown devices and transferring the data to Kanguru drives will mitigate “badUSB”-type contamination while still allowing the use of removable media.”


Deep Level Security Analysis For Kanguru Defender Secure Flash Drives

Tresys analysis technology supports the Kanguru Defender 2000™ and Defender Elite200™, two of Kanguru’s top-of-the-line, government certified secure flash drives. Both Kanguru Defender hardware encrypted flash drives are FIPS 140-2 Certified, with the Defender 2000 achieving Level 3, and the Defender Elite200 achieving Level 2. These highly-secure USB flash drives are also nearing the final stages of achieving Common Criteria, another robust accreditation process adopted by over 24 different certifying nations through the CCRA (Common Criteria Recognition Agreement). This thorough evaluation examines and tests the full scope of security methods used in the design of Kanguru encrypted USB drives to ensure unprecedented security.

What Deep Level Security Analysis Does

A deep-level security analysis plays a fundamental role in elevated security environments above and beyond virus scanning, to assist high-security organizations with potential danger of malware attack without sacrificing convenience for today’s mobile work environment. By offering Tresys Technology support, Kanguru Defender USB flash drives undergo deep content inspection and a high-level of analysis to validate their “cleanliness”, and become established as fully trusted, “known good” USB devices on the network.

“By adding Tresys Technology support for high-security environments, Kanguru extends even greater confidence and value to Kanguru’s proven line of Defender secure, trusted hardware encrypted USB flash drives, providing the most comprehensive USB protection available.” says Don Brown, President and CEO of Kanguru.


If you would like to learn more about Kanguru’s secure, hardware encrypted USB drives or Tresys Technology deep content inspection, please visit or Tresys Technology to learn more.



Kanguru Solutions is a global leader in providing secure USB portable storage solutions, for government, critical infrastructure, enterprise, healthcare, organizations and consumers with the best in easy-to-use, government certified, secure IT products and data storage, remote management and duplication. For more information on Kanguru, please visit

Tresys Technology provides effective, secure, state-of-the-art solutions for ever-changing cyber security threats. We have unparalleled expertise in high assurance architectures for enterprise and mobile computing, protecting access, transfer, and storage of our customer's information assets. This includes the most sensitive and classified data from domestic/international government and critical infrastructure networks. Tresys certified and accredited products protect information while ensuring that the appropriate data gets to the correct location in a timely and confidential manner. Tresys clients include global critical infrastructure and mobile providers, military and civilian government agencies. For more information, please visit




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