Kanguru Defender Bio-Elite30™

Biometric Fingerprint Access, Hardware Encrypted USB Flash Drive


The Kanguru Defender Bio-Elite30™ Biometric Fingerprint encrypted USB flash drive takes USB hardware encryption to the next level. With just a tap of your finger, you can quickly unlock the drive and begin working with your encrypted files. Being OS Platform Agnostic, the drive can be used on any machine (computer, kiosk, medical devices, smart TVs, Android phones, etc.) without any initial configuration or setup.

The Defender Bio-Elite30 fingerprint encrypted USB drive has a huge advantage over leading USB encryption devices that require bulky pinpads or an inner battery that can fail at the worst possible moment. Being entirely USB-powered with fingerprint access, there is no battery or fussy combo keypads to worry about. Just insert, tap, and go. 

The Defender Bio-Elite30 also comes with Kanguru's newest user-friendly interface: the Defender Command Console. This on-board console provides easy access to all of the great features and information of your Defender Bio-Elite30 fingerprint drive at a glance, including how much space is left on your drive, applications like the portable browser, and your personalised settings for the encrypted USB drive. Learn more

This fingerprint secure flash drive provides even more flexibility by enabling you to set up the drive to allow access for up to 6 (six) different fingerprints. This enables you to share the flash drive internally with your family, teams, or trusted colleagues. 


  • 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption (XTS Mode)
  • New Kanguru Product Defender Command Console
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Interface
  • Assign Specific Permissions & Settings For Each Fingerprint or User(s)
  • Remotely Manageable
  • Simple and Easy to Use
  • Real-time, On-Board AntiVirus
  • Scanning By BitDefender®
  • Rugged Alloy Housing
  • RSA-2048 Digitally-Signed Secure Firmware
  • TAA Compliant
  • Complies with Industry Security Standards such as HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, GLBA, GDPR, etc.
  • Available Capacities: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
  • Customisation Available





OS Platform Agnostic

The Defender Bio-Elite30 is the first of its kind to be an OS Platform Agnostic encrypted fingerprint drive. It is ideal for use on virtually any machine:

• Medical Equipment

• Ultrasounds

• Machinery

• Automation Equipment

• Smart TVs

• Android Phones

• ATM updates

and more...


RSA-2048, Digitally-Signed Secure Firmware

Protect even more than just your data. Protect your network and infrastructure as well from malware tampering with built-in RSA-2048, Digitally-Signed Secure Firmware. Designed in compliance with NIST's requirements for securing device firmware, this drive is protected from "badUSB" to prevent malware attacks by a third-party. In the event of such an attack, the drive is designed to shut down, preventing the flash drive from being used as a vehicle for hackers. This makes it an ideal, trusted encrypted USB drive for whitelisting in an endpoint security environment.


On-Board, World-Class AntiVirus By BitDefender®

Every Kanguru Defender hardware encrypted USB drive comes with integrated on-board anti-virus by Award-Winning BitDefender (30-day FREE trial)**. Built right into the drive itself, the anti-virus consistently scans the drive in the background, ensuring that all of your files will be safe and protected from viruses, malware or spyware.




16GB, 32GB, 64GB


SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (Maintains Compatibility with USB 2.0)

This hardware encrypted thumb drive offers USB 3.0 technology for lightning-fast data transfers, while also maintaining compatibility with USB 2.0. Connecting the Defender Bio-Elite30 to a USB 3.0 supported USB port provides superior read / write speeds for quick, easy and convenient transfer of data.


Read Speed:  

16GB = up to 230 MB/sec   

32GB = up to 230 MB/sec  

64GB = up to 230 MB/sec 

Write Speed: 

16GB = up to 20 MB/sec 

32GB = up to 45 MB/sec 

64GB = up to 85 MB/sec 


Solid State NAND flash


256-bit AES Hardware Encryption XTS Mode

AES 256-bit hardware encryption is the backbone of the Defender Bio-Elite30's security, providing exceptional data security. In addition, the Defender Bio-Elite30 utilizes XTS Mode, the best encryption module available today, along with password matching and security functions contained in the cryptographic chip, meaning that the encryption can not be compromised, further ensuring your data's security.


10 yrs or more


1000Gs Max


 0°C to +70°C


-25°C to +85°C


 20% - 90%


15G Peak to Peak Max



OS Platform Agnostic - No OS needed*, only a USB port to plug the drive in (with autoscan enabled) Windows 10+ or MacOS 10.8+ (with autoscan disabled)


Remotely Manageable

Using Kanguru Remote Management Console™ (KRMC)™, this robust, optional feature gives the ability for a security administrator to control an entire fleet of Defender hardware encrypted drive(s) from anywhere in the world. KRMC provides clients with a choice between two convenient management systems:Secure Cloud interface or Self-hosted Enterprise on client's secure server .

As the administrator, you can remotely wipe and/or delete drives that are lost or stolen, manage device configurations (passwords, policies, and activity), ensure drives are in compliance with set security policies, and much more.


Self-Service Password Management

If you've ever forgotten your password, you know how upsetting it can be to not be able to access your data. Although the Defender Bio-Elite30 is a fingerprint drive, it also provides the traditional option of a password. Should your fingerprint not work, and you forget your password, SSPM is an ideal secure solution to quickly reset your password. With an optional subscription to Kanguru Self-Service Password Management, you won't have to worry about losing access to your data. Learn more about Self-Service Password Management.


NEW Defender Command Console

Kanguru Defender encrypted USB drives are easier to use, now more than ever with the new built-in Defender Command Console. View all of your drive settings and information at a glance, along with remaining space available on the drive, AntiVirus and KRMC subscription information, onboard applications and much more. Learn more about the NEW Defender Command Console.


11 g


Customisation Available***

Engrave logos, serial numbers, OS-Agnostic Configuration (on/off), etc.

All Kanguru Defender drives can be special ordered with customised options such as engraved logos, text and unique identifiers for quantity orders. For enterprise environments that require special configuration of the OS Platform Agnostic, the Defender Bio-Elite30 fingerprint drive can be customised with preconfiguration, allowing Administrators to configure the drive exactly as needed. Contact us about customising your order.


39.8mm x 17.8mm x 8.2mm


 Kanguru Defender Bio-Elite30 Secure Hardware Encrypted Flash Drive 
• QuickStart Guide


This product carries a 3 Year limited warranty

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* Does require an initial, one-time setup with Windows 10+ or MacOS 10.8+ (support coming soon.) The host platform needs to be able to power up, read, and recognize the partition and files on the USB flash drive

** AntiVirus Subscription is available for Windows only. Flash drive includes a 30-day Free trial. Requires a one, two, or three year License sold separately.

*** Minimum order quantities may apply to customisation.