updated 11:45 am EST, Wed January 20, 2010
Lockheed Martin teams with IronKey on USB drive
Lockheed Martin and IronKey have teamed up to create a new, ultra-secure USB drive called IronClad. The boot drive contains an operating system, programs and files, allowing users to plug it into any host PC and have access to their own desktop and files. There is no real need to access the host computer's hard drive, and the IronClad USB drive has 256-bit hardware-level encryption for protection from malware threats, including with rootkits.
There is also a built-in remote management feature that lets IT managers check into the security status of the device. All IronClad USB keys have a rugged, water- and shock-resistant metal casing. Capacities for the IronClad USB keys will start at 8GB.
Pricing and ship dates haven't been announced.