Conseal Security has launched its first USB solution, with a capability to wipe sensitive content from removable media devices.

The company said that the USB was developed to meet the growing threat of sensitive data being lost or stolen in transit, and it applies Conseal cloud-based protection to devices such as USB sticks, memory cards and external hard drives.

Key features include dual lock AES-256 encryption and the ability to remotely destroy sensitive data if the device falls into the wrong hands. It also has a cloud-based management console that can be accessed on the move from the latest smartphones, in addition to standard web browsers.

Tom Colvin, chief technology officer of Conseal Security, said: “The fact that these and other instances of data loss are on-going, stand as testament to the fact that current storage security solutions for removable storage are not adequate or do not fit the way that users and organisations need to operate in order to remain efficient and productive.

“Conseal USB allows sensitive data owners to maintain centralised control of removable storage devices without having to resort to draconian measures that are simply not practical. The combination of strong encryption with remote management and wiping means Conseal USB affords an extra level of security and protection in the event a device is lost or stolen.”