13th November 2013

iStorage collects ‘Security Innovation of the Year’ award.

Unique FIPS certified and PIN activated USB flash drive datAshur recognised for robust security at the 2013 BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards in London

iStorage, a leading specialist in portable storage and digital encryption, has received the winning distinction of the Security Innovation of the Year Award at the 2013 BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards. The awards, which provide a platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence, celebrated iStorage’s datAshur® AES 256-bit hardware encrypted USB flash drive with PIN code access for its innovative security measures, ease of use and affordability.

“We are absolutely delighted and honoured to be presented with the Security Innovation of the Year award for the datAshur USB flash drive,” states John Michael, C.E.O at iStorage. “Data loss can result in an ICO fine, identity fraud not to mention the damage to corporate reputation. datAshur provides an easy to use, compatible and affordable solution meaning that users do not have to change their ways in order to keep data completely secure.”

datAshur won the award for its innovative security features such as its on board alphanumeric PIN protected access which protects against malware and key loggers. The device also features AES 256-BIT hardware encryption which is the world’s most secure encryption algorithm used by military. The drive is dust and waterproof and certified to IP57 rating and is also tamper evident and resistant.

Stuart Sumner, Editor of Computing magazine, commented: “Well done to the winners and those who were highly commended on their achievements. The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged and truly celebrate innovation and best practice in IT today.”

Earlier this year datAshur received Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 validation as a measure of its excellent security. The validation examined 11 areas of a cryptographic module used by the device’s security system, including physical security, cryptographic key management and design assurance. It is also in the process of receiving accreditation from CESG and Common Criteria making it the world’s only flash drive to have three accreditations.

Further information on iStorage’s range of data storage solutions can be found on or by contacting / +44 (0)20 8991 6260; or by following @istorage_ltd.

The datAshur® USB flash drive by iStorage has won Security Innovation of the Year at BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards 2013

The datAshur® from iStorage brings an holistic approach to portable data security, with a rechargeable battery powering its onboard alphanumeric keypad plus AES 256-bit encryption.

About iStorage

iStorage provides high performance and ultra secure portable data storage and security products to users who need to protect their data held on PCs, Macs and portable devices. The founders of iStorage are pioneers in their field and hold several patents, both granted and pending, on a range of related data storage and security products. With a strong belief in careful product selection and unrivalled customer service, iStorage continues to deliver market leading innovations in portable data storage and digital encryption technology. iStorage datAshur® is developed and manufactured by iStorage Ltd and is based on DataLock® technology licensed from ClevX, LLC.

Further information can be found on or by contacting / +44 (0)20 8991 6260; or by following @istorage_ltd.

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