updated 05:10 pm EST, Fri January 31, 2003
FireWire Depot today introduced its ($140). It offers "ultimate protection for your data," by incorporating DES 64-bit/ 40bit key strength. "Even if the entire drive was stolen, no one could read your data," explains the developer. SuperGuard is intended for use by banks, insurance providers, government agencies, and those individuals with sensitive digital intellectual property. It supports the IEEE 1394a connectivity standard, in addition to USB 1.1 and 2.0. It offers data transfer rates over FireWire 400 of 100, 200, or 400 Mbps. The SuperGuard is expected to be available February 7.