Secure Hard Drive, FIPS 140-2 Certified, Kanguru Defender HDD300 and SSD300Millis MA – April 15, 2015 - Kanguru announces a new FIPS 140-2 Certified Hard Drive and Solid State Drive for superior secure data storage, performance and convenience.  The new Kanguru Defender HDD300 hard drive and Defender SSD300 secure solid state drive family is affordable data protection at its best. 

Governments, healthcare facilities, financial institutions and other security-conscious organizations rely on the benchmark FIPS 140-2 Certification to meet specific and demanding security requirements, standards and regulations like Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA, FINRA, FERPA and more.

The new Kanguru Defender HDD300 and SSD300 secure, hardware encrypted USB 3.0 drives are packed with great features:

  • FIPS 140-2 Certification, Level 2
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Interface
  • 256-Bit Hardware Encryption (XTS Mode)
  • Remote Management Ready
  • On-Board Anti-Virus Protection
  • Bus Powered by USB for superior mobility
  • Available in a Variety of Storage Capacities (up to 2TB)
  • TAA Compliant (Assembled in U.S.A.)

With the announcement of the FIPS certified version of the Defender Hard Drive, Kanguru now offers the most complete portfolio of secure USB products with remote management support available today.  

“The addition of the Defender HDD300 expands Kanguru’s ability to support our long-time USB flash drive customers with a FIPS validated hard drive solution as well,” says Kanguru Executive Vice President Nate Cote.  “Providing administrators with the ability to globally, yet simply, manage their entire fleet of Kanguru Defender drives through a single web console is quite powerful.”

FIPS 140-2 certification (Federal Information Processing Standard) is an independent rigorous testing and verification process conducted by the National Institute of Standards for Technology (NIST), demonstrating the data storage device is trustworthy to store highly sensitive information and exceeds the demands of security regulations. NIST is an accredited, trusted third-party lab that tests various levels of the encryption within the USB device to certify its ability to secure data. Kanguru Defender HDD300 and SSD300 meets Level 2 FIPS security standards.


The Kanguru Defender secure hard drive and solid state drive can be purchased directly at, or from any one of their authorized Kanguru channel partners, starting around $199.95.

Kanguru is a global leader in providing high-quality hardware encrypted secure USB flash drives, hard drives, solid state drives, portable USB storage devices, remote management applications, duplication equipment and more. Kanguru is committed to offering the highest level of quality secure products and services to enterprise, government, healthcare, organizations and consumers world-wide with easy-to-use, certified IT products and data storage.  For more information on Kanguru, please visit