Kanguru Defender HDD 35™

Part Number: KDH3B-35-xx Series

Capacity: 2TB
Sale price$229.95 USD

The new Kanguru Defender HDD 35™ hardware encrypted external hard drive is the most advanced secure hard drive you can buy. With highly secure FIPS 197 Certified, 256-bit AES hardware encryption (XTS mode), SuperSpeed USB 3.0 data transfer rates, onboard AntiVirus by award-winning BitDefender®, generous storage space (available up to 5TB capacity) and optional remote management capabilities, this encrypted hard drive is simply the best option for securing sensitive data. Now available with Mac compatibility, it is designed to address the most stringent security regulations and policies for both Mac OS and PC platforms with the greatest of ease. Since the hardware encryption is built right in, you don't have to install software, and there's no need for administrative rights for use. Just plug it in, set up, and you have powerful password protection, anti-virus scanning and large-capacity data storage on the go! The Kanguru Defender HDD 35 can also be customized to your organization’s specific security needs with custom engraving for logos, serial numbers, etc.

With the Kanguru Defender HDD 35 secure external hard drive, you get the best of the best: industry-leading hardware encryption compatible with both Mac and PC, Superspeed USB3.0 data transfer speeds, world-class AntiVirus by BitDefender®, and powerful remote management capabilities. It's ideal for carrying sensitive government or corporate information quickly and easily. The Defender HDD 35 is powered by a USB connection, so there is no need for bulky power adapters, and housed in a high strength aluminium housing for extra defense. 

In addition, the new Kanguru Defender HDD 35 hardware encrypted external hard drive provides the option to be managed remotely using Kanguru Remote Management Console (KRMC), an industry-leading management application for securing and managing flash drives and hard drives. Using KRMC with your organization's Kanguru Defender HDD 35 drives allow administrators to remotely delete lost or stolen drives, manage passwords (strength, updates and remote resets, etc.), locate USB devices, ensure drives are in compliance with set security policies and much more. KRMC™ can be used with one or an entire fleet of secure portable data devices, and significantly reduces the risks of a data breach.

The Kanguru Defender HDD 35 secure hard drive uses FIPS 197 Certified AES 256-bit Hardware encryption (XTS-Mode) to secure data contents stored on the USB drive.  Since the cryptographic processes are all done in hardware, there is virtually no performance impact when transferring data, unlike the severe performance impact when using software encryption programs. XTS-mode also provides enhanced protection when used to encrypt large blocks of data (as in GB’s) as it eliminates certain vulnerabilities and patterns which might be exploited in earlier symmetric key implementations.  In addition, the password matching and other security operations are all done in the secure confines of the tamper-resistant, epoxy encapsulated cryptographic processor.  In short, your data can not be compromised.

Kanguru Defender encrypted USB drives are easy to use, now more than ever with the new built-in Command Console. View and access all of your drive settings and information at a glance, along with remaining space available on the drive, AntiVirus and KRMC subscription information, onboard applications and much more.

As the Command Center for your encrypted drive, the Command Console is a convenient way to quickly view and access information about your drive:

  • How Much Space Remains On Your Drive and Important Information About the Device
  • Your Password Preferences
  • AntiVirus Subscription & Status
  • SSPM Subscription & Status
  • Drive Settings
  • Help Features
  • and much more

Learn more about the NEW Command Console.


Protect even more than just your data. Protect your network and infrastructure as well from malware tampering with built-in Secure Firmware. Designed in compliance with NIST's requirements for securing device firmware, this drive is protected from "badUSB" to prevent malware attacks by a third-party. This makes it an ideal, trusted encrypted USB drive for whitelisting in an endpoint security environment.

This hardware encrypted HDD offers USB 3.0 technology (USB 3.2 Gen 1x1) for lightning-fast data transfers. Connecting the Defender HDD 35 to a USB 3.0 supported USB port provides superior read / write speeds for quick, easy and convenient transfer of data. The new Defender HDD 35 is NOT backwards compatible with USB2.0.

Every Kanguru Defender hardware-encrypted drive comes with integrated onboard antivirus by award-winning BitDefender (30-day FREE trial)(1).  Built right into this secure external SSD, the antivirus consistently scans the drive in the background, ensuring that all of your files will be safe and protected from viruses.

Get Anti-Virus Protection

Using Kanguru Remote Management Console™ (KRMC)™, this robust, optional feature gives the ability for a security administrator to control an entire fleet of Defender hardware-encrypted USB drive(s) from anywhere in the world. KRMC provides clients with a choice between two convenient management systems:

  1. Secure Cloud interface
  2. Self-hosted Enterprise on client's secure server

As the administrator, you can remotely wipe and/or delete secure usb drives that are lost or stolen, manage device configurations (passwords, policies, and activity), ensure drives are in compliance with set security policies, and much more.

All Kanguru Defender drives can be special ordered with customized options such as engraved logos, text and unique identifiers for quantity orders. Contact a Kanguru Sales Representative about customizing your order at (508) 376-4245, or email us at sales@kanguru.com.

Customize Your Defender Secure HDD 35

The Kanguru Defender HDD 35 is TAA Compliant, making it ideal for purchase by government organizations.

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The Kanguru Defender HDD 35 comes with a USB-A + USB-C Hi-Speed Cable Connector.


  • Kanguru Defender HDD 35 Encrypted Hard Drive
  • USB-A + USB-C, Micro-B Hi-Speed Cable Connector
  • QuickStart Guide
  • Registration Form
3-year warranty from date of purchase.


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Product Summary

The Defender HDD 35™ is the world's most advanced, secure, hardware encrypted hard drive. It is a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 solid state drive designed to meet and exceed rigorous government, healthcare and financial industry security regulations, and protect even the most sensitive data. The new Kanguru Defender HDD 35 is both Macintosh and PC compatible, easy to use and tamper-proof with tons of storage space, and includes the option of being remotely manageable from anywhere in the world.

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2TB, &


EXTERNAL INTERFACESuperspeed USB 3.0 (USB 3.2 Gen 1x1) 
(Note: This product is NOT compatible with USB 2.0)
DEVICE TYPEPortable Encrypted External Hard Drive
ENCRYPTION FEATURESFIPS 197 Certified 256-bit AES (Hardware Encrypted)
COLORMatte Black
POWER SUPPLYPowered by USB, No External Power Required
CABLES INCLUDED1x USB3 Micro-B to USB-A (Male); 1x USB 3 Micro-B to USB-C (Male) + USB-A (Male) combo cable (One cable of each variety is included with each device)
WARRANTY3 Years on HDD Model

- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1*
- Windows 8*
- Windows Server 2016 or Newer**

-Mac OS 11 or Newer

522 g
DIMENSIONS5.5” x 3.4” x 0.79” (LxWxH)
14cm x 8.6cm x 2cm

4TB Capacity (larger housing):
14cm x 8.6cm x 2.7cm

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


(1) Anti-Virus Subscription is available for Windows only. USB drive includes a 30-day Free trial with option to subscribe to a one, two, or three year License sold separately.

** May require administrative rights on Windows Server OS

  • FIPS 197 Certified AES 256-bit Hardware Encrypted (XTS Mode) Hard Drive
  • Superspeed USB 3.0 (USB 3.2 Gen 1x1) (Note: This product is NOT compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Central / Remotely Manageable
  • Secure Firmware
  • Mac OS and Windows PC Compatible
  • Simple and Easy to Use
  • TAA Compliant
  • Real-time, On-Board AntiVirus(1) Scanning By BitDefender®
  • Rugged Alloy Housing
  • Available in Capacities of 2TB, and 5TB
  • USB-C + USB-A + Micro-B High-Speed Cable Connector
  • Powered by USB

Download Product Information Sheet: Kanguru Defender HDD 35 Hardware Encrypted Hard Drive

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