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    Certification : FIPS 197

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    Security : XTS

    Certification : FIPS 197

    Managed : SafeConsole

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    Certification : FIPS 140-2 Level 3

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    Security : XTS

    Certification : FIPS 140-2 Level 3

    Managed : IronKey EMS

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DataTraveler 2000

Ideal when security is key.

Kingston’s DataTraveler® 2000 is designed to be secure, with an alphanumeric keypad that locks the drive with a word or number combination, for easy-to-use PIN protection. DT2000 features hardware-based, full disk AES 256-bit data encryption in XTS mode. Encryption is done on the drive and no trace of the PIN is left on the system. It’s FIPS 197 certified, to meet a frequently requested corporate IT requirement.

Kingston® DataTraveler® 2000 is using DataLock® Technology licensed from ClevX, LLC.

  • Alphanumeric keypad makes it easy to lock your drive
  • Full Disk AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption
  • Can be used on any device with a USB 2.0 or USB 3.1 Gen1 (USB 3.0) port
  • FIPS 197 certified

Interface: USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)

Hardware Data Encryption: 256-bit AES in XTS Mode

Capacity{{Footnote.N37130}}: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB


USB 3.1
4GB: 80MB/s read, 12MB/s write
8GB-16GB: 120MB/s read, 20MB/s write
32GB-64GB: 135MB/s read, 40MB/s write

USB 2.0:
4GB-8GB: 30MB/s read, 12MB/s write
16GB-64GB: 30MB/s read, 20MB/s write

Dimensions (drive with sleeve) 80mm x 20mm x 10.5mm

Dimensions (drive without sleeve) 78mm x 18mm x 8mm

Waterproof/Dustproof Certified to IP57 rating

Compatibility: USB 3.0 compliant and 2.0 compatible

Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C

Storage Temperature: -20°C to 60°C

Minimum System Requirements: USB 3.0 compliant and 2.0 compatible

Compatible with: Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, 8, 7 (SP1), Mac OS X v. 10.9.x+, Linux v. 2.6.x+, Chrome OS™ Android{{Footnote.N39219}}

Warranty/support: 3-year warranty with free technical support

Awards and Reviews

“When you are pondering purchasing this type of product, you want the security to be the top issue and this device promises to do just that. The cryptographic keys are erased when putting in the incorrect password 10 times and there's pretty much no way to recover the data. This is perfect for people carrying sensitive data on the go.”

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“While secure flash drives are of course pricier than their non-secure counterparts, think of the extra cash like insurance. You carry insurance for your home, car, and more, so why would you not pay a bit more for the insurance of your privacy and data.”

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“Whether you are working on a novel or simply have financial documents that you want to keep safe, it’s critical that you store them in a way that won’t lead to leaks or loss.”

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“The DataTraveler 2000 definitely gets high marks in usability. You quite literally only need to enter your PIN and hit the unlock button, in order to make it work.”

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The DataTraveler 2000 definitely gets high marks in usability. You quite literally only need to enter your PIN and hit the unlock button, in order to make it work. The design isn't flashy, but it's solid enough to take a beating, and still keep your data in tact. While the speeds aren't going to blow you away, our tests did show it surpassing the specs listed by Kingston, which is always nice to see.

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Learn how to log in and set your personal PIN to protect even the most sensitive data on your ultra-secure DataTraveler 2000.

DataTraveler 2000’s read-only mode and timeout lock mode can be enabled via its keypad to restrict write access to the drive or automatically lock it.

It’s easy to reset Kingston’s DataTraveler 2000 USB Flash drive to the default PIN and erase the data, when needed. Just follow the simple steps.

Added Value
Secure Customization Program

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

Protect from WannaCry variants. 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. Protect from malware / ransomware, viruses, spyware, Trojans and other Internet-borne threats.
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Management Solutions
Management Solutions

Protect from WannaCry variants. Options 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. Solutions include IronKey Enterprise management for IronKey drives and SafeConsole management for DataTraveler encrypted drives.
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Organizations 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

Noncompliance can lead to loss of public trust and strict oversight or costly class-action lawsuits, and for companies that work with government agencies, noncompliance 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. Federal 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 effort 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’s 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.
Organizations 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 effort 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 those regulations is significantly more than the cost of compliance. And failure to comply can impact your business when employees can’t 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, organizations 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 Center: Technical Papers and Resources
Using and promoting encrypted USB Flash drives in your organization

Get eight useful tips to help your organization keep confidential information confidential and to comply with regulations.
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Neutralizing the USB Threat

Getting a handle on the slipperiest drives. Do your employees and visitors who connect to your network ever use USB drives?
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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

If a drive is lost or stolen, IronKey EMS or SafeConsole or can remotely disable it to protect sensitive data.
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EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Effective: May 2018

Applies to every organization that processes personal data of EU citizens, will take full effect in May 2018. Organizations to implement and ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk, including…encryption of personal data" (Article 32, Security of processing)
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USB Alert: Locking Down Your Data
USB drives can turn up anywhere - putting data at risk. How can IT deal with these risks, without completely forbidding USB drive usage and all its convenience?
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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 line of DataTraveler and IronKey Encrypted drives to see which is right for you.
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Changing Password Policies for IronKey and DataLocker Drives

A full range of password policies can be changed remotely, using IronKey EMS or SafeConsole.
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New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS - 23 NYCRR 500) Effective: February 2018

Applies to every organization in New York that processes corporate / personal data. The proposal calls for organizations to encrypt sensitive data both in-transit and at-rest. (Section 500.15 Encryption of Nonpublic Information.)
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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 defining 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

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

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

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