After a year of use in the public sector, SPYRUS has launched its Secure Pocket Drive Remote Access Edition for the business and commercial markets.
This patented device is a read-only drive licensed with Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Standard 7 and boots the OS from an encrypting USB flash drive. The device can be used with most Windows compatible PCs and uses only the RAM, keyboard, mouse, and monitor on the host computer. Because it does not mount the internal hard drive, Secure Pocket Drive creates a trusted computing environment without cross-contamination and malware transfers. Users can add a VPN to the built-in browser and Citrix XenApp client for accessing internal applications.
“Everyone from road warriors to teleworkers are evaluating deployment of the Secure Pocket Drive for secure remote access to network resources rather than issuing a laptop or using a home PC after their kids downloaded unknown malware,” said Tom Dickens, COO of SPYRUS. “Just boot directly from the Secure Pocket Drive for worry-free secure computing.”
Secure Pocket Drive was designed with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 hardware. Its security infrastructure includes AES CBC, ECDH, ECDSA, ECC P-384, and SHA-384, which is the National Security Agency’s Suite B cryptography. XTS-AES 256 encryption (NIST SP800-38E) is the basis for the sector-based full disk encryption.
SPYRUS received multiple patents for locking Window OS to the drive and preventing boot loader and operating system modification with cryptographic protection.
Administrators can install and update software on the drive with Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager and Active Directory policy settings. The SPYRUS Enterprise Management System provides remote disabling capabitilities.