GoldKey Secure Flash Drive Receives Perfect Five-Star Rating from PC Magazine

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Newly Announced GoldKey USB Security Token with Encrypted Flash is “Editors’ Choice” for USB Security Products

GoldKey with Encrypted Flash
With the addition of encrypted onboard storage the GoldKey Lite Token with Built-In Flash becomes a truly excellent hardware security tool. It remains our Editors' Choice for hardware-based security.

GoldKey Security Corporation announced that it has received PC Magazine's highest editorial honor, the Editors' Choice Award and a perfect Five-Star Rating. In the review, the editorial staff preferred GoldKey with Flash over all other USB security products. GoldKey with Flash is currently the only Flash Drive rated “Five Stars” by PC Magazine.

“The minuscule GoldKey Lite Token can lock and unlock a Windows account, encrypt files and folders, provide entry to websites that support it, and more,” said Neil Rubenking, Lead Analyst for Security at PC Magazine, in the review. “You can now get it with 8GB to 64GB of hardware-encrypted onboard storage.”

GoldKey with Flash is one of the smallest secure flash drives on the market, measuring just 12mm x 30mm x 4mm. It is also one of the most durable. The outer casing is fashioned out of stainless steel and then hardened with the same coating used on drill bits to keep them sharp. It is filled with an industrial-grade epoxy, making the internal circuitry water-resistant. Online videos show GoldKeys being submerged in water and run over by a car without harm.

In addition to the rugged form factor, PC Magazine favored the ease of use with advanced features. “You can configure the administration tool to lock Windows when the GoldKey is removed,” stated the review. “Pull it out, Windows locks up. Put it back, you can log in. Simple!”

GoldKey USB Security Tokens are used by governments and enterprises worldwide and have even been vetted by the FBI to provide Advanced Authentication as part of the CJIS Security Policy compliance strategy for Police Departments.

The GoldKey Lite version, also known as a Pre-Registered GoldKey, comes pre-registered to a GoldKey Master, allowing users to reset a lost password by answering a series of security questions through the online GoldKey ID dashboard. Features such as this prompted PC Magazine to list the product’s cons as “None.”

“With the addition of encrypted onboard storage the GoldKey Lite Token with Built-In Flash becomes a truly excellent hardware security tool,” concluded Rubenking in the review. "It remains our Editors' Choice for hardware-based security.”

GoldKey with Flash is available now in 8, 16, 32, and 64 Gigabyte sizes and supports both Windows 7 and Mac OS X Lion operating systems.

To read the full review from PC Magazine, visit:,2817,2403082,00.asp
About GoldKey Security Corporation
GoldKey Security Corporation is the leading provider of enhanced two-factor authentication that protects sensitive data and resources for government, financial, and other organizations with its hardware and software tokens. Deployed by customers in over 40 countries, GoldKey’s security tokens allow shared access to encrypted files and secure login to online resources. A Midwest USA-based, family-owned company, GoldKey provides an innovative alternative to less secure login methods with its patent-pending technology that puts control of access in the hands of its users. For more information, visit:

GoldKey is a registered trademark of GoldKey Security Corporation. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Review quotes and award logos are property and/or trademarks of Ziff Davis, Inc. Used under license. Reprinted with permission. © 2011 Ziff Davis, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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