Dataram launches portable biometric data encryption device

Dataram launches portable biometric data encryption device

Enterprise IT and data center solutions provider Dataram Memory has launched a portable biometric security device with an embedded fingerprint sensor from Fingerprint Cards for consumers and businesses to encrypt and manage data.

The QBKEY is a less than two-by-two inches, and authenticates up to 3 fingers with an FPC1020 Touch Sensor. It uses a Quantum True Random Number generator and multiple encryption keys to secure each file, all of which are secured by the token’s hardware and software, and the user’s biometrics. It provides secure file sharing and browsing, is compatible with full drive Bitlocker encryption, and supports any local or network storage device, as well as cloud storage services, according to the announcement.

“With cybercrime related incidents on the rise, we recognize that no one is immune from attacks,” states Dave Moylan, Dataram’s President and CEO. “Those who have not been a victim of a cybercrime, have either been well prepared or very fortunate. Cybercriminals are not particular about who they target; the less prepared a person is, the more likely of a target they become. While password managers or encryption software solutions offer some benefit, each has shortcomings: a password that is susceptible to brute force attack and encrypted drives that store keys along with data. QBKEY offers a solution to these shortcomings. The product allows you to encrypt your data and safely store it in just a few simple steps using fingerprint authentication – eliminating the use of potentially vulnerable passwords or an encryption key stored with data.”

The company is selling the mass-market device for a MSRP of $199.99, with a second device intended as a recovery key, through a product website, as well as online retailers including Amazon.com and eBay.

Among the FPC1020 sensor’s other deployments, it was integrated in a line of smart locks a year ago.

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