Kanguru Defender Elite300™ FIPS 140-2 Certified, Secure, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, Hardware Encrypted Flash Drive

Part Number: KDFE300-xxG Series

Capacity: 8 GB
Sale price$59.95 USD

The Kanguru Defender Elite300™ is designed to address the most demanding security standards for highly secure, fast-paced environments. With its military-grade FIPS 140-2 Certification, this Superspeed USB 3.0, hardware encrypted, password-protected flash drive is ideal for keeping sensitive government, financial or corporate information highly secure.

Combining high-level security AES 256-bit hardware encryption with ultra-fast USB 3.0 speed and FIPS 140-2 certification, the Kanguru Defender Elite300 is an impressive secure thumb drive. Along with a physical write-protect switch, It includes robust antivirus by Award-Winning BitDefender®, tamper-resistant protection, as well as remote management capabilities and TAA Compliance for the most comprehensive security solution available in a hardware-encrypted flash drive.

Furthermore, all Kanguru Defender® USB drives are fully protected from any potential risks associated with "BadUSB". The Defender Elite300 surpasses the most stringent federal, healthcare and financial industry security regulations in the world.

The Kanguru Defender Elite300 hardware encrypted USB flash drive is FIPS 140-2 Certified.

Meet the most stringent federal, healthcare and financial industry security regulations, including GDPR, HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, GLBA, and more with this FIPS 140-2 Certified secure USB drive. 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 2 threshold of FIPS 140-2, the Defender Elite300 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 Elite300 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 security 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 Elite300. 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.

The Kanguru Defender Elite300 offers SuperSpeed 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 Elite300 to a USB 3.0 supported USB port provides superior read / write speeds for quick, easy and convenient transfer of data.

Every Kanguru Defender Elite300 hardware encrypted USB flash drive comes with integrated onboard antivirus by Award-Winning BitDefender (30-day FREE trial)(1). Built right into the flash drive, the antivirus consistently scans the drive in the background, adding a layer of defense to protect your files from viruses, malware or spyware.

Learn more about AntiVirus

The Kanguru Defender Elite300’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 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 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.

This drive comes with a physical write protect switch, a handy feature for Kanguru flash drives that provides ideal benefits for IT professionals and users alike. Learn more about the Kanguru Physical Write Protect Switch.

Kanguru Defender Elite300 can be special ordered with customized options such as engraved logos/text, custom colors, 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 Elite300 Secure Flash Drive

The Kanguru Defender Elite300 is TAA Compliant, making it ideal for purchase by government organizations.

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  • Kanguru Defender Elite300 Secure Hardware Encrypted Flash Drive
  • QuickStart Guide

This product carries a 3 Year limited warranty

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Product Summary

The Kanguru Defender Elite300™ SuperSpeed USB 3.0 secure flash drive is designed for high data security organizations looking to meet the most demanding regulatory security standards. With AES 256-bit hardware encryption, Super-Speed USB 3.0 transfer speeds, FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certification, tamper-resistance, remote management capabilities, and a physical write protect switch, the Defender Elite300 is perfect for high security environments, including government, healthcare and financial industries. The Defender Elite300 complies with the Trade Agreements Act (TAA Compliance).

View and Download the Data Sheet PDF: Kanguru Defender Elite300 FIPS 140-2 Certified Secure Flash Drive

CAPACITIES8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (Maintains Compatibility with USB 2.0)
8GB = up to 150 MB/sec
16GB = up to 150 MB/sec
32GB = up to 300 MB/sec
64GB = up to 300 MB/sec
128GB = up to 300 MB/sec
256GB = up to 300MB/sec

Write Speed:
8GB = up to 100 MB/sec
16GB = up to 100 MB/sec
32GB = up to 170 MB/sec
64GB = up to 170 MB/sec
128GB = up to 170 MB/sec
256GB = up to 200 MB/sec
MEMORY TYPESolid State flash
ENCRYPTION FEATURESFIPS 197 Certified, 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption XTS Mode
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 
WEIGHT0.4 oz
12 g
CUSTOMIZATIONCustomization Available:3
Comes in Standard Black
Other Available Colors:
Green, Red, Blue, Grey
DIMENSIONS77.21mm L x 19.44mm W x 8.96mm H
3.039” 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.


(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 Learn more
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Interface (USB 3.2 Gen 1x1) Learn more
  • FIPS 197 Certified, 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption (XTS Mode)
  • Remotely Manageable Learn more
  • Simple and Easy to Use
  • Windows, Mac and Linux Compatible
  • Real-time, On-Board AntiVirus
    Scanning(1) By BitDefender®
  • Physical Write Protect Switch Learn more
  • Tamper-Proof Protection
  • RSA-2048 Digitally-Signed Secure Firmware
  • Rugged Alloy Housing
  • TAA Compliant
  • Complies with Industry Security Standards such as HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, GLBA, GDPR, etc.
  • Available Capacities: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Customization Available (Engraving, Custom Colors, Pre-loaded Software, etc.) Learn More

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