KeyArmor solution is a military-level encrypted USB drive managed by the Mobile Armor enterprise policy console, PolicyServer

May 2, 2009

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ST. LOUIS, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile Armor, Inc., the leader in mobile data protection for the U.S. Government and recipient of the largest single award for Data at Rest Encryption, today announces the addition of anti-malware support to its existing KeyArmor product group.

The mobile workforce continues to show sustainable growth, the requirements for protecting portable data for enterprise organizations needs to be addressed. USB drives are highly vulnerable assets at risk to theft and loss, but are often exposed to malicious applications and viruses. Mobile Armor's KeyArmor USB drive is designed to combat these threats that exist in today's mobile workforce environments.

The KeyArmor solution is a military level encrypted USB drive managed by the Mobile Armor enterprise policy console, PolicyServer. KeyArmor USB drives are FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated using on processor AES hardware encryption.

KeyArmor now independently provides protection against viral and malware threats. With integrated anti-malware detection and remediation, viruses and malicious software are prevented from attacking data transferred and stored on the KeyArmor drive. This is an independent function of KeyArmor, not requiring the existence or utilization of anti-malware from the data source device. KeyArmor provides detailed auditing and logging relating to the anti-malware component, including version control, update integrity, update frequency and file status.

In addition to anti-malware support, KeyArmor already addresses multiple requirements for the U.S. government, military and enterprise organizations. These include:

Transparent hardware encryption in a tamper resistant USB device - KeyArmor allows drag and drop capability with always on encryption. KeyArmor provides seamless non-bypassable protection of portable and mobile data in a hardened tamper resistant USB drive.

Flexible and comprehensive policy enforcement - Enterprise command and control, allowing granular policy control. KeyArmor allows security administrators and operations to actively control how susceptible data is accessed and protected while being stored and transfer.

Smartcard authentication support - KeyArmor supports strong authentication with CAC and PIV II support, including Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) capability.

Remote wipe and destroy capability - A virtual "Dead man's switch" is available to protect and maintain confidential and sensitive data. KeyArmor can be securely wiped and disabled in the event of theft or loss.

Extensive audit and log support - KeyArmor provides detailed auditing and logging to meet Federal and State regulatory compliance, including the ability to log files stored on the USB drive.

"Combined with our unified management, this update to KeyArmor makes it the most advanced encrypted USB drive available. We have always engineered KeyArmor to exceed the stringent standards set forth by the Federal government, coupling anti-malware support brings additional firepower to our arsenal," said Chand Vyas, Chairman and CEO at Mobile Armor.

KeyArmor is available in various capacities including; 2GB, 4GB and 8GB.

About Mobile Armor

Mobile Armor is an innovator and a visionary leader in data protection technology, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Mobile Armor is an American company that provides domestically developed trusted data security solutions to commercial and government organizations. Notable customers include the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, civilian agencies and customers in healthcare and financial services verticals. Mobile Armor offers a solution that provides centralized management of all mobile devices, including desktops, laptops, PDAs, smartphones, and removable drives (including thumb drives). The company is a recipient of the coveted DoD Data at Rest Tiger Team award for its data encryption products. Mobile Armor technology is certified to meet the standards and guidelines for security set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Additional information regarding Mobile Armor can be found at

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