Freeland, WA (PRWEB) July 13, 2006
iQBio, Inc. (http://www.iqbio.com), A subsidiary business unit of Artemis Solutions Group (ASG) (http://www.artemis-usa.com) announced today the immediate availability of the 100GB Portable iQBioDrive™ incorporating advanced BioCert® fingerprint encryption and security software.
The iQBioDrive is a 100GB Portable hard drive requires no external power supply and runs exclusively from USB power supplied by the host PC. Secured by 128bit AES encryption and exclusive BioCert® fingerprint technology, the iQBioDrive is specifically designed to meet the needs of the user that travels with secure company or personal data.
The iQBioDrive 100 Gigabyte Portable Secure Hard Drive is the latest product from iQBio - Intelligent Biometric Solutions designed to enhance personal and corporate data security.
"It doesn't seem like a day goes by that we don't hear about a major company, government agency or other entity 'losing' a hard drive or laptop with unencrypted data on it. It seems the best way to get your company or agency in the news these days is to breach your customers confidence, violate the laws designed to protect consumers and lose their personally identifiable data. This epidemic of corporate stupidity, complete disregard for data security and the resulting chaos heaped upon the customers has to stop.
Even a small business needs to understand and fully comply with the laws regarding stewardship of the data entrusted to them by their customers. One of the fundamental principles of sound business practices is security of your networks and data. To simply leave this data lying around on insecure media is sheer stupidity.
Personal individually identifiable data is everywhere, it's available, it's valuable and in the wrong hands can be quite destructive. The devices are disposable and replaceable. The data, once it is lost, sold or stolen, is not." states James Childers - CEO of iQBio.
For a brief primer on data security, data mining and the rash of recent breaches in security, check out the iQBio Data Security Blog
The iQBioDrive is designed to offer individuals, companies and government agencies the tools to secure their data and empower compliance with laws such as HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act designed to protect patients and employees personal data, GLBA designed to protect financial data, and COPPA which is designed to protect the privacy rights of children. There are also numerous state and local laws and many requirements from financial companies, banks, brokerage firms, merchant Visa, MasterCard, American Express accounts and others with regard to the storage and protection of individually identifiable data that would benefit from the BioCert encryption offered by the iQBioDrive.
The iQBioDrive Portable 100GB Hard Drive is partitioned into three "mapped drives" on Windows 2000 (SP3) or Windows XP systems. The first is a partition that is seen by the system as a read only drive and contains the BioCert Odyssey™ biometric encryption software. The second partition is set at 100MB or roughly 10% of the drives capacity and is a public partition where files may be stored and used without biometric authentication such as the included anti-virus software. The last partition is the Secure Drive that can only be accessed through the use of biometric authentication or a 256 character override password.
At $299.95, the iQBioDrive represents an incredible value with over $200 of bundled applications to protect the host PC and includes security and portable applications to be used when using another PC to access the encrypted data. Best of all the iQBioDrive is designed and assembled here in the USA.
The shock resistant iQBioDrive is also the perfect companion for iPod owners as the music purchased from iTunes can only be downloaded once, but can be played on up to five authorized PCs. When stored on the encrypted partition, your valuable music, videos, TV shows and other iTunes content can only be accessed only with your fingerprint. Additionally you can map the drive letter of the secure drive to the same letter on all five of the authorized PCs. This way you can secure your investment and create playlists to download to your iPod as needed from any of the five PCs.
The iQBioDrive is the latest in Secure Portable Storage™ products from iQBio that is about to change the way you secure and travel with information. More information can be found on the web at http://www.clipbio.com.
About Artemis Solutions Group & iQBio, Inc. (http://www.iQBio.com) - ASG (http://www.artemis-usa.com) is a closely held, private security firm specializing in fingerprint biometric and smart card security solutions. With offices in the US, EU, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom, ASG sells directly and through its global network of resellers and system integrators best of breed biometric and smart card security systems to small & medium business and local government agencies throughout the world. ASG’s related company iQBio is tasked with design, supplier relations, manufacture and OEM manufacturing oversight and global sourcing, distribution and logistics of its solutions.
ASG markets a range of computer, software and consumer products under its properly registered and owned trademark BioCert® and BioSaf® through a network of domestic and international resellers and extensively on the Internet through their owned and operated websites.
BioCert® and BioSaf® are registered trademarks of Artemis Solutions Group. iQBio™, iQBioSafe™, iQBioSync™, iQBioDrive™, Secure Portable Storage™ Odyssey™ Software and ClipBio™ are trademarks of Artemis Solutions Group. iPod and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. This product is not manufactured by nor endorsed by Apple, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and companies.
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