Kanguru Defender 3000™ SuperSpeed USB 3.0, FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certified, Hardware Encrypted Flash Drive

Part Number: KDF3000-xxG

Capacity: 16 GB
Sale price$79.95 USD

The Kanguru Defender 3000™ is the fastest, most advanced, secure, military-grade, hardware encrypted flash drive in the world. Designed to address the most demanding encryption standards, this Superspeed USB 3.0, FIPS 140-2 Certified, AES 256-bit hardware encrypted flash drive is ideal for keeping sensitive government, financial or corporate information highly secure. Now available with up to 512GB capacity**, store enormous amounts of information under the best data encryption available. 

Combining high-level security with ultra-fast USB 3.0 (USB 3.2 Gen 1X1) speed and FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification, this is one impressive secure flash drive. It includes robust antivirus by Award-Winning Bitdefender®, and tamper-resistant protection, as well as remote management capabilities and TAA Compliance for the most comprehensive data protection solution available in a hardware-encrypted flash drive.

Furthermore, all Kanguru Defender® secure FIPS 140-2 flash drives are fully protected from the potential risks associated with "BadUSB". The secure memory stick proves unequivocally that it meets and surpasses the most stringent federal, healthcare and financial industry security regulations in the world.

**Please Note: The 512GB capacity is on Backorder.


This secure flash drive is FIPS 140-2 Certified, Level 3, a high-level certification that helps organizations meet and exceed the high demands of security regulations and standards. Meet the most stringent federal, healthcare and financial industry security regulations, including GDPR, HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, GLBA, and more. As a FIPS 140-2 secure flash drive, you can be assured the Defender 3000 hardware encrypted usb is of the highest-level, military-grade data security.

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 3000 has strong, tamper evident protections in place to prevent unauthorized access, attack, or brute force attempts to gain access to the sensitive data.

The Kanguru Defender 3000 secure thumb 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
  • Onboard Applications: 
  • Drive Settings
  • Help Features
  • and much more

Learn more about the NEW Command Console.


With USBtoCloud, you can set up automatic encrypted backup from Kanguru Defender secure drives to your favorite cloud storage provider. In the event a Defender USB flash drive is ever lost or stolen, the encrypted data can be recovered through secure restore options made available by the USBtoCloud app. Available soon for the Defender 3000. Learn More About USBtoCloud.

Protect even more than just your data. Protect your network and infrastructure as well from malware tampering with built-in RSA-2048, Digitally-Signed 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. In the event of such an attack, the drive is designed to shut down, preventing the flash drive from being used as a vehicle for hackers. This makes it an ideal, trusted encrypted USB drive for whitelisting in an endpoint security environment.

This hardware encrypted thumb drive offers USB 3.0 technology (USB 3.2 Gen 1x1) for lightning-fast data transfers, while also maintaining compatibility with USB 2.0. Connecting the Defender 3000 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 flash drive comes with integrated onboard antivirus by award-winning BitDefender (30-day FREE trial)(1). Built right into this secure usb flash drive, the antivirus consistently scans the drive in the background, ensuring that all of your files will be safe and protected from viruses.

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The Kanguru Defender 3000’s casing is protected 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.

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.

If you've ever forgotten your password, you know how upsetting it can be to not be able to access your data. With Kanguru Self-Service Password Management, you won't have to worry about it. Learn more about Self-Service Password Management.

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.

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The Kanguru Defender 3000 is TAA Compliant, making it ideal for purchase by government organizations.

Learn More About TAA Compliance

  • Kanguru Defender 3000 Secure Hardware Encrypted USB Flash Drive
  • QuickStart Guide

This product carries a 3 Year limited warranty

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Product Summary

This Military-Grade, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 secure flash drive is the ultimate data storage solution for high data security organizations. The Kanguru Defender 3000™ AES 256-bit hardware encrypted USB 3.0 flash drive boasts FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification, remote management capabilities, waterproof housing, and complies with the Trade Agreements Act (TAA Compliance), making it an outstanding USB drive for the highest security environments, including government, healthcare and financial industries.

View and Download the Data Sheet PDF: Kanguru Defender 3000™ FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certified Secure Flash Drive

CERTIFICATIONSFIPS 140-2 Certified, Level 3
CAPACITIES16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB**
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (Maintains Compatibility with USB 2.0)
16GB = up to 160 MB/sec
32GB = up to 160 MB/sec
64GB = up to 160 MB/sec
128GB= up to 300 MB/sec
256GB= up to 300 MB/sec
512GB= up to 300 MB/sec

Write Speed:
16GB = up to 120 MB/sec
32GB = up to 120 MB/sec
64GB = up to 120 MB/sec
128GB = up to 200 MB/sec
256GB = up to 250MB/sec
512GB = up to 250 MB/sec
MEMORY TYPESolid State flash
  • FIPS 197 Certified, 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption XTS Mode
  • Overall Module FIPS 140-2 Certified, Level 3
DATA RETENTION10 yrs or more
VIBRATION15G Peak to Peak Max
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1*
- Windows 8*
- Windows Server 2016 or Above
- MacOS X 11+ (Intel-Based Macs & M1 only)
- Linux: Mainstream actively supported 64-bit versions of Ubuntu, RHEL, OpenSUSE, LEAP
WEIGHT1.3 oz
38 g
CUSTOMIZATIONCustomization Available:3
Engrave logos, serial numbers, unique identifiers, etc.
DIMENSIONS72.19mm L x 19.47mm W x 8.92mm H
2.85” L x 0.765” W x 0.352” H


* In line with Microsoft’s End-of-Support announcement for Windows platforms that are no longer supported, Kanguru Solutions is ending support for its line of products running on these platforms. While our products have been quality tested internally on these OS, we cannot guarantee normal product operation on an unsupported OS. Please consult your system administrator for an OS upgrade.


** The Defender 3000 512GB capacity drive is awaiting formal FIPS Validation - in process.


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

(3) Minimum order quantities may apply to customization.

  • FIPS 140-2 Certified, Level 3, Learn more
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Interface (USB 3.2 Gen 1x1) Learn more
  • FIPS 197, 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption (XTS Mode)

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