Disclaimer: Ironkey competes with BlockMaster within the secure USB space. However we think it is important for potential customers to understand the background of Ironkey. The facts on this page are not views or opinions of BlockMaster, they are facts and statements made by third parties that we consider reliable.
Ironkey received a $1.4 million grant in 2005 to develop their product through the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, a division of the Department of Homeland Security that is tasked with advancing technology designed to protect the U.S.
The Ironkey project was part of the Cyber Security program area of CID.
See source newsletter
The NSA spends $250m a year on a program which, among other goals, works with technology companies to “covertly influence” their product designs. This was revealed by Edward Snowden to the Guardian. The NSA are in other words forcing US vendors to build backdoors into their products. These vendors are prohibited under law to disclose this. This was highlighted already in early 2013 when Casper Bowden, former Chief Privacy Adviser at Microsoft, exposed the details of this practice that it (FISAA) provided blanket authorization and that there was no individual warrant needed. Microsoft (in this case) was prevented by law, as a US company, to say anything to the affected users.
See source - Casper Bowden.
See source - Guardian
Why are NSA backdoors an issue for law-abiding citizens?
By building backdoors into their products vendors are creating an unsecure architecture that cannot only be used by the government but also by criminals and hackers that disclose these backdoors. For more on the topic see Bruce Schneiers excellent blog.
There is a Better Option
BlockMaster is an independent Swedish company, protected under some of the strongest privacy laws in the world. There are no backdoors in our products, and we cannot be forced to implement them - the laws of Sweden work in our favour to offer shelter to this. At BlockMaster we take great pride in protecting the privacy of the global community. With BlockMaster encryption solutions you hold the key and no one else.
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BlockMaster together with our hardware partners offers the markets most complete managed secure USB solution. With BlockMaster you get global availabillity, the richest feature set and all of this is available at the most competitive price.
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