Encryption Technology

DataLocker delivers the best in encryption technology. Our patented technology is the backbone for innovation across the industry. We encrypt data at the device level and in the cloud, securing sensitive data using military-grade, AES 256-bit encryption and making it ideal for heavily regulated industries.

But we aren’t content with just being the leaders now – our mission is to be so ahead of trends that your encryption technology is future proofed for what’s next. DataLocker owns 16+ patents, and has nine pending. Our patents are regularly used by other companies to develop encryption technology.

AES 256-Bit Encryption

DataLocker uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), which is the method of encryption used by the U.S. government. 256-bit is the size of the key used to unlock the encrypted data. One of the primary advantages of our hardware encrypted external hard drives compared to other data storage solutions is that the drive can be quickly and easily sanitized via our touch panel interface.

Think of AES encryption like a safe with two keyholes. The first key is your password, which is known only by you. The second, which is known only by the encrypted drive, is a 256-bit encryption key. By zeroizing or regenerating the encryption key, the old key is lost.

Learn more about 256-bit encryption here.


FIPS 140-2 Validated

Issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) makes it possible for DataLocker products to be in compliance with the industry’s most rigorous standards, such as HIPAA, SOX, DHS Initiatives, NRC, GLB and any other directive that requires data encryption. FIPS has four security levels that guarantee compliance with the most stringent of regulations.

Learn more about FIPS 140-2 here.


Disk Wiping

DataLocker adheres to the Department of Defense (DoD) 5220.22-M directive, which ensures every external drive is cleared and sanitized in accordance with the regulation before any re-use.


Self-Destruct Mode

The “Self Destruct” feature is a defense against brute force password hack attempts. DataLocker performs this by rendering all of the data on a drive inaccessible after nine failure password entries.

Learn more about self-destruct mode here.

Protecting lost or stolen devices – and the information stored in them – is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity.

DataLocker’s line of encrypted hard drives, secure USB flash drives, and virtual encrypted drives are designed to meet the diverse and demanding needs of people and organizations around the world.

DataLocker simplifies the encryption process, making it easy for users to protect external storage devices – and for companies to ensure their proprietary data is secure in motion and at rest. As they grapple with external attacks on their networks, applications, and data, businesses can take a more identity-centric approach to security, permitting and restricting data as needed on external assets.

Ensures your devices are fully integrated and automatically supported by SafeConsole. Leading encrypted devices from DataLocker and other manufacturers are already supported and the family choices expand every day. Whatever your storage option – USB, Hard Drive, Virtual Drives – make your management easier and keep your data safe.

Certifications & Compliance

DataLocker’s mobile security products are used by the world’s most security conscious and demanding organizations. To make sure these products exceed the security and reliability expectations of customers, DataLocker places significant importance on achieving the highest level of certifications, validation, and industry compliance. DataLocker continues to update and maintain certifications. This page includes updates and links for DataLocker certifications and industry compliance.

Learn more about our certifications here.