Kanguru Defender SSD™

Part Number: KDH3B-xxSSD Series

Capacity: 256 GB
Sale price$199.95 USD

The Kanguru Defender SSD is a highly-advanced secure solid-state drive for ideal data storage. With highly secure, FIPS 197 Certified, 256-bit AES hardware encryption XTS mode, SuperSpeed USB3.0 data transfer rates, onboard AntiVirus(1) by award-winning BitDefender®, and optional remote management capabilities, this Secure SSD is simply the best option for securing your sensitive data. It's designed to address the most stringent security regulations and policies 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, antivirus scanning and large-capacity data storage on the go! The Kanguru Defender SSD can also be customizable to your organization’s specific security needs with custom engraving for logos, serial numbers, etc. In addition, the Defender SSD is now available with a colossal 4TB and 8TB storage capacities! 

With the Kanguru Defender SSD, you get the best of the best: industry leading hardware encryption, SuperSpeed USB3.0 (USB 3.2 Gen 1x1) 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 SSD is powered by the USB connection, so there is no need for bulky power adapters. It also has a high strength, aluminum housing and a tamper-resistant design for extra defense.

In addition, the Kanguru Defender SSD secure solid state 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 Kanguru Defender SSD(s) 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 depending upon your specific needs, and significantly reduces the risks of a data breach.

The Kanguru Defender SSD 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.

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 SSD offers USB 3.0 technology (USB 3.2 Gen 1x1) for lightning-fast data transfers. Connecting the Defender SSD to a USB 3.0 supported USB port provides superior read / write speeds for quick, easy and convenient transfer of data.

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 SSD

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

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Package Contents

  • Kanguru Defender SSD Drive
  • USB3.0 to USB3.0 Cable
  • QuickStart Guide
  • Registration Card

Warranty Information

3-year warranty from date of purchase.

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Product Summary

The Defender SSD™ is the world's most advanced, secure, hardware encrypted solid state drive. Well beyond simple password protection, it is a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 solid state drive designed to meet and exceed rigorous government, healthcare and financial industry security regulations. The Defender SSD is easy to use, tamper-proof, and includes the option of being remotely manageable from anywhere in the world.


256GB, 480GB, 1T, 2T, 4T and 8T


EXTERNAL INTERFACESuperspeed USB 3.0 (USB 3.2 Gen 1x1)
DEVICE TYPEPortable Encrypted External Solid State Drive
ENCRYPTION FEATURESFIPS 197 Certified 256-bit AES (Hardware Encrypted)
COLORMatte Black
POWER SUPPLYUSB - No External Power Required
CABLES INCLUDED1 x micro-USB3.0 male to type A USB3.0 male 1 x micro-USB3.0 male to type A USB3.0 male 1 x USB2.0 male (Y cable)
WARRANTY3 Years on SSD Model
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7*
- Windows Vista*
- Windows Server 2008 R2 or Above**
WEIGHT1.15 lbs
522 g
DIMENSIONS5.5” x 3.4” x 0.79” (LxWxH)
14cm x 8.6cm x 2cm
  • FIPS 197 Certified 256-bit AES Hardware Encrypted (XTS Mode) SSD
  • Superspeed USB 3.0 (USB 3.2 Gen 1x1)
  • Central / Remotely Manageable
  • Simple and Easy to Use
  • TAA Compliant
  • Secure Firmware
  • Real-time, On-Board AntiVirus Scanning(1) By BitDefender®
  • Rugged Alloy Housing
  • Available Capacities: 256GB, 480GB, 1T, 2T, 4T and 8T
  • Powered by USB


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