Apricorn Launches Aegis Vault, Secure, Hardware Encrypted Hard Drive
Posted Nov 28, 2007

Apricorn the leader in personal storage, today released an addition to the Aegis product suite, the Aegis Vault. The Vault is an ideal secure portable storage system featuring AES-128 bit hardware encryption with password protection, keeping all data safe even if the hard drive is removed from its enclosure.

The bus-powered, 2.5 inch drive is an easy-to-use solution designed for the mobile user. The Aegis Vault’s encrypted partition is accessed by entering an authenticated password and can be configured to support multiple public partitions for data sharing. The portable drive also features an administrator password for corporate applications and does not require software installation on the host computer to access the encrypted partition. This unique feature enables users to access data on any Windows® based computer system, no matter where they are and is ideal for professionals in government, healthcare, insurance, finance, human resources and executives who need to protect their data.

"We’re pleased to extend the Aegis family with this extremely portable, secure, cost effective storage solution," explains Mike McCandless, Apricorn's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Compatible with Windows PCs, the Aegis Vault’s sleek, slim, self-powered design makes it the perfect traveling companion while providing the ultimate in flexibility and security. The Aegis Vault gives our users the option of storing sensitive files in the encrypted partition of the drive and creating public partitions for sharing personal flies like photos, music or video documents."

As an extension of the innovative Aegis product design, the Vault also includes a robust 16-point omni-directional shock mounting, and Apricorn’s signature integrated USB cable, eliminating bulky, messy problems with loose cables. Available in 80GB, 120GB, 160GB and 250GB capacities, this product is an ideal solution to add additional storage to any system.

Apricorn’s Aegis Vault is currently available online at www.apricorn.com.