Kingston wins Middle East’s award for best innovation in security hardware

Award 2019 03 28Kingston Digital Europe, the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, was selected as the winner of the CISO 50 awards for developing the most innovative security hardware in the form of their encrypted USB’s

The CISO 50 Awards & Forum, held at the Ballroom, Habtoor Grand Hotel and Resort, recognised winners from 50 organisations for their projects in security and initiatives demonstrating outstanding business value and thought leadership.

The event provided an excellent platform for Kingston to further showcase its contributions in the technology and security sector through its products and hardware solutions.

Antoine Harb, business development manager and team leader the Middle East and North Africa at Kingston Technology, said, “At Kingston Technology, innovation is a powerful driver that fuels our ambitions and our initiatives geared towards strategic enhancement in developing solutions. We are delighted to have won this award, as this win underscores our commitment to introduce our vision and bring forth a variety of solutions to the Middle East market; successfully driving innovation and advancement through technology.”

“Kingston is equally passionate about aiming for excellence in the security domain, addressing the needs of the market and raising the bar for exciting and secure devices built through cutting edge technologies. We are greatly invested in designing a portfolio of products that carry thoughtful features, illustrating our ongoing dedication to deliver quality devices for our customers in the region,” he added.

The company received the honour for its encrypted USB, the IronKey solution designed to be deployed in organisations for keeping information safe. As part of a GDPR solution for organisations to become compliant with the latest European regulations, the USB is protected via hardware-based 256-bit AES-XTS encryption.

Access is made through a complex password protocol which reformats after ten attempts, deleting all data and requiring a new password to activate the drive again. This ensures that even if the device is lost, there is no loss of data.

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