Rethinking USB Port Security

The integration of hardware-based encryption into USB storage drives is not a perfect solution to modern needs for moving sensitive data between systems, but it remains the best option on several fronts. The simple, usually keypad-based control method bypasses all of the complexity and weaknesses of software-based solutions. At no point is data ever left at rest and unencrypted. Encrypted drives may cost more than conventional USB drives, but they more than recover this nominal expense in easier administration, lack of required software licensing, and more thorough safeguarding against data loss or breach.
For any organization that needs to protect data while moving files between systems, without worry over loss of data accessibility or potential risk introduced by service providers or their partners, hardware-encrypted USB storage drives are the modern security solution of choice.