Product Launch: Kingston IronKey D500S Encrypted USB

Kingston IronKey D500S/SM Encrypted USB

Published 11 September 2023

Military-grade FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) security to protect mobile data.

The Kingston IronKey™ D500S/SM USB Flash drive features flagship military-grade security that makes IronKey the most trusted brand to safeguard classified information. It is FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) certified with new enhancements from NIST requiring secure microprocessor upgrades for stronger security and attack protections for government and military uses. Data is encrypted and decrypted on the D500S without any trace left on the host system. Along with hardware-based XTS-AES 256-bit encryption, it features a rugged zinc casing which is waterproof*, dustproof*, crush-resistant and special epoxy-filled to protect internal components from penetration attacks.

IronKey D500S is an essential pillar to meeting Data Loss Protection (DLP) best practices with the toughest military-grade security for compliance with data encryption laws and regulations such as GDPR, HIPAA, SOX and CCPA. D500S offers more features than any other drive in its class, making it a complete security solution for high-value data protection.

D500S self-tests upon bootup and detection of over-temperature or voltage conditions will lead to drive shutdown. For added peace of mind, D500S incorporates a digitally-signed firmware making it immune to BadUSB malware and Brute Force attacks. Brute Force password attack protection is always on to guard against password guessing and will ultimately crypto-erase the drive if invalid password retries are exceeded.

It offers a Multi-Password option to access data which supports up to three passwords: Admin, User, and One-Time Recovery. Admin can reset a User password and also enable a One-Time Recovery password to restore access if the User password is forgotten.

D500S includes an industry-first Dual Hidden Partition option where Admin can create two custom-sized secure partitions for Admin and User, thereby allowing for a Hidden File Store that can be used to provision files to the User partition as needed. When using untrusted systems or sharing the drive, the Hidden File Stores keep their data secure and invisible unless properly accessed.

With a special key sequence, Admin can enter a Crypto-Erase password that will crypto-erase the drive, destroy the data forever and reset it to prevent unauthorized access.

Managed Model

Kingston IronKey D500SM (M = Managed) drives require SafeConsole*. This allows central management of drive access and usage across a fleet of drives for larger enterprises or governments. An Optional-Managed version is also offered as a customization.

Key Features:

• FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) Certified for flagship military-grade security
• Multi-Password option with Complex/Passphrase modes
• Industry-first Dual Hidden Partition option 
• Crypto-Erase Password for emergencies
• Rugged zinc casing for penetration attack protection
• User-friendly interface
• Fully customizable features and attributes
• Available in a Managed model that requires SafeConsole*

part numberdescription
IKD500S/8GB8GB IronKey D500S FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) AES-256
IKD500S/16GB16GB IronKey D500S FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) AES-256
IKD500S/32GB32GB IronKey D500S FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) AES-256
IKD500S/64GB64GB IronKey D500S FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) AES-256
IKD500S/128GB128GB IronKey D500S FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) AES-256
IKD500S/256GB256GB IronKey D500S FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) AES-256

Managed Model

part numberdescription
IKD500SM/8GB8GB IronKey Managed D500SM FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) AES-256 
IKD500SM/16GB16GB IronKey Managed D500SM FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) AES-256
IKD500SM/32GB32GB IronKey Managed D500SM FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) AES-256
IKD500SM/64GB64GB IronKey Managed D500SM FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) AES-256
IKD500SM/128GB128GB IronKey Managed D500SM FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) AES-256
IKD500SM/256GB256GB IronKey Managed D500SM FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) AES-256

Available now! Find out more about the Kingston D500S/SM USB or speak to your Simms Account Manager.

* SafeConsole management service purchased separately.