Apricorn, (http://www.apricorn.com) has released the Aegis Padlock
Secure Hard Drive, a portable hardware encrypted drive and secure
storage system. With a keypad design and software-free design, the
Aegis Padlock offers customers access to the drive using a customized
personal identification number.

Offering a choice of AES-128 or 256 bit hardware encryption, the
Aegis Padlock provides seamless real-time encryption to keep data
secure even if the hard drive is removed from its enclosure,
according to Mike McCandless, Apricorn’s vice president of Sales and
Marketing. The drive is compatible with Mac OS X 10.2 or higher.

The Aegis Padlock comes with a one-page Quick Start Guide and
software-free setup. Its “Administrator Feature” recognizes
enrollment of up to 10 unique user IDs and one administrator, further
allowing it to function as a secure business collaboration tool.

Weighing just over six ounces, the Aegis Padlock’s compact design
fits in a laptop bag and features a 16-point omni-directional shock
mounting system, protecting the drive from drops and knocks. The
integrated USB cable eliminates the need for cords and allows you to
be connected with the flick of a fingertip.