I was extremely impressed the moment I opened the box with its durable brushed metal appearance. More importantly, the method incorporated for securing data is by far one of the most reliable I seen available to the general public. This is not to be confused with what is often passed off as secure data encryption. This is military level technology with a little touch of 007.
Your data is secured with military grade AES CBC mode encryption that can’t be turned off or disabled and is password protected. If you lose your password you are simply SOL. Another feature I like is if after 10 consecutive incorrect password attempts are made, your IronKey will self-destruct. That’s awesome!
I really have no problem backing up sensitive data on the Iron Key after a pentest. Unfortunately this is sometimes overlooked by pentesters and can open them up to legal problems if the data they retrieve is compromised. I am definitely going to recommend the IronKey to my clients that need to transfer data in a secure method.