Apricorn 20TB Aegis Fortress L3 SSD enables secure storage of large amounts of data



Apricorn has released a 20TB Aegis Fortress L3 SSD. The 20TB Aegis Fortress L3 brings innovation, speed, security and high performance, with an unprecedented level of storage capacity in an encrypted portable drive.

Recent breaches in government organizations and critical infrastructure have amplified the need for data encryption and online / offline backups in government, utilities and businesses across industries. The 20TB Fortress L3 is designed to be an essential part of any IT security framework to ensure data security and cyber resilience.

The highly secure drive is the first of its size to market and has the highest level of NIST FIPS validation achievable for portable devices – 140-2 level 3. The 20TB Aegis Fortress L3 was designed for large companies and regulated industries that deal with large amounts of data, including finance, government, power and energy, law and health. Its massive storage capacity is comparable to recording over 4000 feature films / MPEG files.

“Our devices were never intended simply to provide storage capacity, but to enable the secure storage of huge amounts of data in multiple scenarios, and in a portable manner. These devices protect against business disruption, whether caused by natural disaster, malware / ransomware, third-party risk, or cloud failure, ”said Jon Fielding, Managing Director, EMEA Apricorn.

“The 20TB Aegis Fortress L3’s mass storage capacities enable rapid disaster response, recovery and recovery, reducing downtime and minimizing financial and reputational damage. This is essential for businesses looking to build resilience at a time when ransomware attacks, in particular, are becoming almost everyday. ”

Like any Apricorn secure device, the 20TB Aegis Fortress L3 includes AegisWare, Apricorn’s patent-protected firmware. The security functions go beyond the encryption module to include all electronics, reader, internal structure and fasteners of the enclosure.

Additional features include:

  • Integrated wear-resistant keypad for authentication
  • Real-time 256-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption
  • Software-free operation
  • Separate administrator and user modes
  • Forced registration / forced user registration
  • Minimum length of the programmable PIN code
  • Aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum alloy tamper-evident enclosure
  • Advanced configurations for enhanced security
  • Interchangeable Type A and Type C Connection Cables

For maximum compatibility, the 20TB Aegis Fortress L3 is operating system independent and is compatible with any USB port and operating system including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android. It is also compatible with on-board systems and equipment in possession of a powered USB port and a file storage system but without a keyboard and / or screen. The Fortress L3 is small enough to fit in a pocket or briefcase, yet large enough to carry up to 20TB of data, allowing anyone to easily and securely carry large amounts of sensitive data anywhere.

The 20TB Aegis Fortress L3 is available now.


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