Antivirus Protection for Flash Drives

Extend Award – Winning Virus Protection Beyond the Firewall

USB flash drives are a critical part of mobile business infrastructure. Employees often transport large amounts of critical data on flash drives and take them wherever they go. Corporate employees can access the flash drive data on any computer they are using, and load new files from those same computers. But, as easy as flash drives make it to carry data, they make it just as easy to pick up and spread viruses from one machine to another while introducing malicious code onto corporate networks.

You can ensure your flash drives are secure and virus free with ClevX DriveSecurity™ powered by ESET’s proactive, portable anti-malware technology that prevents malware

from spreading via removable media. A simple, bulletproof way to keep flash drives clean. Just as antivirus programs monitor your hard drives and servers, ClevX DriveSecurity maintains a constant watch over the contents of your flash drive. Designed to run without installation, its compact and powerful antivirus engine–which resides on and runs from the drive itself–ensures your flash drives are free of all malware.

DriveSecurity powered by ESET is available as an option on Kingston’s DataTraveler® Vault Privacy 3.0 (DTVP) secure USB Flash drives; DTVP30AV/4GB, DTVP30AV/8GB, DTVP30AV/16GB, DTVP30AV/32GB, DTVP30AV/64GB.

Award Winning Protection

DriveSecurity is powered by the award-winning ESET NOD32® antivirus engine. The engine scans any changes to the drive's content for viruses, spyware, trojans, worms, rootkits, adware and other Internet-borne threats.

Easy to deploy
  • DriveSecurity automatically activates its licence on the flash drive when the drive is first initialised by the end user.

  • When DriveSecurity is used in a corporate environment, you may need to set exceptions for proxy settings, firewalls, whitelisting etc.

No installation required
  • Everything is ready to launch when you first plug in the Kingston drive. You install nothing on either the flash drive or on any computer. No administrator privilege is necessary. Will not interfere with the host computer’s own on-board AV (if installed).

Fast, lean and smart
  • DriveSecurity is fast and accurate, with strong heuristic malware detection, packaged in a portable application with a very small storage footprint. The heuristic antivirus capabilities enable DriveSecurity to provide effective virus protection even against unknown threats and without up-to-date signatures.

  • Virus signature definition data is updated automatically on the drive every hour when an Internet connection is available.

Instant alerts
  • If a virus is detected, you will see an alert in the System Tray icon. Click on it to view the infected files and take remedial action.

System Requirements
Operating Systems

Drive Security runs on any Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP or Mac OS X v. 10.9.x - 10.12.x computer.

Drive Space

DriveSecurity needs approximately 300 MB of space on the flash drive.

Available Drives

DriveSecurity is available as a customisation option for DTVP and DT4000 drives.

Flexible Licensing

The standard 5-year licence for the ESET Antivirus engine includes software and virus definition updates.

Start Protection Today

Keep your flash drives free of viruses by extending your antivirus protection beyond the firewall. Contact your Kingston reseller today to add DriveSecurity antivirus protection to your Kingston secure USB drives.

How DriveSecurity™ Works

DriveSecurity™ is licensed by the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) of your flash drive; no admin privileges are needed. When the drive owner authenticates to the flash drive, DriveSecurity launches immediately. It updates its virus signature and scans any changes (all new files, applications etc.) to the flash drive. Upon user request, it checks the entire flash drive to ensure that it is free of malicious code. It stands as a barrier to protect the drive from being compromised by viruses resident on the host PC.

DriveSecurity virus detection: Here, you
can see some of the types of infected files
ClevX DriveSecurity detects.

Added Value
Secure Customisation Programme

This programme offers the options most frequently requested by customers, including serial numbering, dual password and custom logos. With a minimum order of 50 pieces, the programme delivers precisely what your organisation needs.
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Anti-Virus Protection
ESET Anti-Virus

For added peace of mind, anti-virus protection is available on DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0. Powered by ESET NOD32® Anti-Virus Engine software, it’s easy to deploy, with no installation required.
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Management Solutions

Options are available to let you or your IT experts centrally manage drives to meet compliance requirements, remotely reset passwords, manage device inventory, enforce policies and more. Available through our partnership with DataLocker, the solutions include IronKey Enterprise management for IronKey drives and SafeConsole management for DataTraveler encrypted drives.
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Management Solutions
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Organisations are tasked with the challenge of complying with an ever-increasing list of legislative requirements and protocols designed to protect sensitive data in transit and at rest, including:

  • OMB M06-16 mandate
  • Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) mandates
  • Director of Central Intelligence Directive (CDID) 6/3
  • General Data Protection Regulation, designed to protect sensitive data at rest and in transit

Non-compliance can lead to loss of public trust and strict oversight or costly class-action lawsuits. For companies that work with government agencies, non-compliance can disqualify them from working on government contracts.

Government agencies can use Kingston® IronKeyTM and DataTraveler® encrypted USB Flash drives to access data from anywhere. Law enforcement personnel can review and update case files in the field, while scientists, analysts and forecasters can access data sets from any location with a PC or tablet.

With these trusted Flash drives, contractors can work at agency offices while still having trusted access to data and agencies can maintain operations during disasters by putting critical data in the hands of key personnel.

For easy remote management, IT professionals can enforce access and use policies from a central console. IT can demonstrate best efforts to comply with new and unsettled regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation.

Health Care

Healthcare agencies must comply with data security mandates such as:

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) security requirements for Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
  • Evolving ASTM Standards for Medical Device Interoperability

It is vital for hospitals, healthcare providers, insurers and pharmaceutical companies to take the risk out of mobility and to simplify HIPPA and GDPR audits.

With Kingston IronKey and DataTraveler Encrypted USB drives, doctors can securely and easily access patient data from anywhere. Temporary medical and pharmaceutical personnel can gain trusted access to applications and records when on assignment or working from home.
Clinical trial contributors, managers and auditors can securely enter or review trial data at any location with a PC or tablet, while insurance claims adjusters, examiners and investigators can have unlimited access to records.
Organisations can provide their key personnel with critical data to maintain operations if severe weather or other disasters strike.

The IT department can enforce access and use policies from a central console and demonstrate best efforts to comply with new and unsettled regulations, including the GDPR.


Financial services companies are bound to comply with an expanding array of data security regulations and standards, including:

  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
  • State Financial Data Privacy Acts
  • European Union Data Protection Directive (EUDPD)

The cost of failing to comply with these regulations is significantly higher than the cost of compliance. And failure to comply can impact your business if employees cannot work efficiently.

Kingston IronKey and DataTraveler Encrypted USB drives can help financial teleworkers safely access data and applications from home. Banks, insurers and others can equip contractors to work in the field without investing in notebooks or tablets.

Auditors can gain trusted access to sensitive data when on assignment or when working from home. Claims adjusters, examiners and investigators can have access to data and applications from the field.

In case of severe weather or other disasters, organisations can provide key personnel with access to critical data to maintain operations and the IT department can enforce access and use policies from a central console.

Data Security Centre: Technical Papers and Resources
Using and promoting encrypted USB Flash drives in your organisation

Get eight useful tips to help your organisation keep confidential information confidential and to comply with regulations.
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Hardware vs. Software Encryption

See a side-by-side comparison of these two popular data encryption methods.
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Moving beyond compliance: Why “secure enough” isn’t enough

Understand the difference between compliance and protection and what each means for your organization’s USB data storage strategy.
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Locking IronKey and DataLocker Drives Remotely (in English only)

If a drive is lost or stolen, IronKey EMS or SafeConsole or can remotely disable it to protect sensitive data.
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XTS Encryption

All Kingston encrypted drives use XTS encryption, which provides greater data protection over other block cipher modes such as CBC and ECB.
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Encrypted Comparison Chart

View the line-up of Kingston’s DataTraveler and IronKey Encrypted drives to see which is right for you.
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EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR)

The EU GDPR passed the European Parliament in April 2016. The legislation, which applies to every organisation that processes the personal data of EU citizens, will take full effect in May 2018. If a data breach occurs, businesses will face fines of up to 4% of their global revenue or €20 million (whichever is greater). Also, individuals will have to be notified if their personal data has been compromised.

Changing Password Policies for IronKey and DataLocker Drives (in English only)

A full range of password policies can be changed remotely, using IronKey EMS or SafeConsole.
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State of USB Drive Security

Employees can be negligent when using drives, thus putting sensitive data at risk. Establishing and enforcing policies that define the acceptable use of drives can help.
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Protect against BadUSB

Kingston DataTraveler and IronKey drives use digitally signed firmware which makes them immune to changes to firmware that can allow a USB to become a host agent.
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Resetting Your Password on IronKey and DataLocker drives (in English only)

Passwords can be reset remotely or in person with IronKey EMS or SafeConsole.
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FIPS Validation

Issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), FIPS validation entails coordinated requirements and standards for cryptography modules. By fulfilling the FIPS standards, Kingston and IronKey encrypted drives assure purchasers that they meet the criteria assigned.

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FIPS Certification
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