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Sharkoon securitizes 2.5" enclosures

Using RFID encryption
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jan 17, 2008 12:03 am

For those of you looking to secure large amounts of data when on the go, Sharkoon are proud to announce that they've expanded their Swift-Case lineup of external 2.5" SATA HDD enclosures with RFID encryption.


As a part of the initial setup, the RFID transceiver and transponder go through a coding process in order establish a unique encryption key. After the coding process, the hard drive can be locked or unlocked with a simple wave of the transponder in front of the sensor on the enclosure. In its locked state the hard drive is not recognized by computers or operating systems.


Authorized retailers will be shifting the Swift-Case Securita for around 34 euros. You can learn more about it in the official PR here.


In order to offer customers the best possible protection against data thieves, Sharkoon is expanding its Swift-Case line up of external hard drive enclosures by adding a model with RFID access control. The Sharkoon Swift-Case Securita for 2.5" SATA hard drives comes equipped with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology that protects against unauthorized access. Within the silver aluminium enclosure sits a RFID transceiver that responds solely to the accompanying RFID transponder. The transponder comes in a simple plastic fob design that attaches securely to key chains.


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