SecureData Helps Customers Around the Globe Protect their Data while Transitioning to the New macOS Catalina

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Award-wining US Gov. certified OS/Host- Independent Encrypted Storage Devices and Remote Management Services are Compatible with macOS 10.15.

Encrypted flash drives and hard drives that will work with macOS Catalina.

SecureData's hardware encrypted product line works with macOS Catalina.

Our drives’ OS independence is the key to compatibility when OS upgrades occur, and our web-based Remote Management software allows an Admin to enforce specific security parameters without having to download anything to their machines.

A new white paper by SecureDrive and SecureUSB provider SECUREDATA explains that many competing encrypted flash drives, external hard drives and software-based remote management systems may not be compatible with the newest Macintosh OS (macOS).

The mac OS 10.15 update released earlier this month, does not support older applications that are 32-bit and requires that all applications be 64-bit without exception. There is no “compatibility mode” for these in 10.15 as there was in the two previous macOS releases. Some data storage devices using older legacy encryption chips, software drivers, and applications will be obsolete and simply will not work at all. In some cases, and only for recent devices, users might be able to upgrade the software inside their devices, but the user experience may vary greatly and require steps for backing up the data, upgrading the device, re-formatting the device, and then restoring the data. A similar compatibility challenge exists for any on-premise or host-based RM systems that have not yet been ported over to 64-bit in an all-Mac environment.

Unlike competing solutions, SecureData avoids all of these same issues that may arise when operating systems are updated. SecureData’s FIPS-validated SecureDrive SSD/HDD drives and SecureUSB flash drives are OS/Host independent, and work across all systems with a USB Port. Additionally, the SecureDrive BT and SecureUSB BT hardware-encrypted storage solutions have an RM system that does not reside on the local network or host OS. Instead, they are remotely managed from the Admin RM Console through a mobile app. This allows for centrally controlled features like remote password reset, remote wipe, and geo- and time-fencing features to restrict drive access to predetermined times and places.

“Our drives’ OS independence is the key to compatibility when OS upgrades occur, and our web-based Remote Management software allows an Admin to enforce specific security parameters without having to download anything to their machines. The Admin will be able to access the Remote Management console from any device with Internet access, regardless of their device’s specifications and host OS,” said Kurt Pietrick, Product Specialist at SECUREDATA.

Many legacy data storage devices that businesses use today may become obsolete with the continued evolution of both Windows and Mac operating systems. Banks, consulting firms, and the medical industry, and others require security solutions that will be immune to the constant OS/Host updates and transitions.

SecureData recommends that if your organization has experienced OS upgrade related issues as described with your current drives and USBs, then please contact Sales (at) SecureData (dot) com to discuss device and remote management options that will work now and avoid these problems in the future.

The SecureDrive BT is manufactured by SECUREDATA in the U.S.A. and uses patented DataLock technology licensed from ClevX, LLC.

About SECUREDATA

SECUREDATA, Inc. is a privately held company, headquartered in California, USA. SecureData offers a range of tailored high-level data protection capabilities through a set of services and products. These include hardware encrypted portable data storage devices, backup solutions, file repair software, data recovery, and digital forensics services to help clients achieve their security objectives. SecureData has a presence through its partners in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia and South America, and serves companies and organizations in regulated industries, such as government, financial services, military, law enforcement, legal, healthcare, and education.

SecureDrives and SecureUSBs are FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated (Certificate #: SecureDrive KP: 3297, SecureDrive BT: 3349, SecureUSB KP: 3522, SecureUSB BT: 3528)

For more information, please visit: http://www.securedata.com and http://www.securedrive.com

About ClevX:

ClevX is a Seattle based, information security technology company – Your Innovation Partner. It is focused on the Security/Mobility markets where ClevX pioneered its award-winning DATALOCK® KP/BT Secured USB drives (OS-agnostic, hardware encrypted, PIN- or Phone-activated, bootable) and easy to use portable software applications for secure drives for personal and business use. ClevX differentiates itself by creating solutions that are simple, clever, and elegant.

For more information, please visit: http://www.clevx.com

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