Kanguru Defender Elite300™

FIPS 140-2 Certified, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hardware Encrypted USB Flash Drive


The Kanguru Defender Elite300™ is designed to address the most demanding security standards for highly secure, fast-paced environments. With its military grade FIPS 140-2 Certification, this Superspeed USB 3.0, hardware encrypted, password protected flash drive is ideal for keeping sensitive government, financial or corporate information highly secure.

Combining high level security AES 256-bit hardware encryption with ultra-fast USB 3.0 speed and FIPS 140-2 certification, the Kanguru Defender Elite300 is an impressive secure thumb drive. Along with a physical write protect switch, it includes robust antivirus by Award-Winning BitDefender®, tamper-resistant protection, as well as remote management capabilities and TAA Compliance for the most comprehensive security solution available in a hardware encrypted flash drive.

Furthermore, all Kanguru Defender® USB drives are fully protected from any potential risks associated with "BadUSB". The Defender Elite300 surpasses the most stringent federal, healthcare and financial industry security regulations in the world.


  • FIPS 140-2 Certified
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Interface
  • 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption (XTS Mode)
  • Remotely Manageable
  • Simple and Easy to Use
  • Windows, Mac and Linux Compatible
  • Real-time, On-Board AntiVirus
  • Scanning By BitDefender®
  • Physical Write Protect Switch
  • Tamper-Proof Protection
  • RSA-2048 Digitally-Signed Secure Firmware
  • Rugged Alloy Housing
  • TAA Compliant
  • Complies with Industry Security Standards such as HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, GLBA, GDPR, etc.
  • Available Capacities: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Citrix Ready - XenDesktop Compatible
  • Customisation Available (Engraving, Custom Colors, Pre-loaded Software, etc.)



KDFE300-xG Series


FIPS 140-2 Certified

The Kanguru Defender Elite300 hardware encrypted, encrypted thumb drive is FIPS 140-2 Certified.

FIPS 140-2 is a joint Certification program between NIST (National Institute of Standards) in the United States, and CSE (Communications Security Establishment) in Canada. It provides government guidelines regarding the security evaluation for cryptographic modules. Kanguru Solutions demonstrates that by meeting the level 2 threshold of FIPS 140-2, the Defender Elite300 has strong, tamper evident protections in place to prevent unauthorised access, attack, or brute force attempts to gain access to the sensitive data.


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 Elite300 hardware encrypted flash drive comes with integrated onboard antivirus by Award-Winning BitDefender (30-day FREE trial)**. Built right into the flash drive, the antivirus consistently scans the drive in the background, adding a layer of defense to protect your files from viruses, malware or spyware.




8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB


SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (Maintains Compatibility with USB 2.0)

The Kanguru Defender Elite300 offers USB 3.0 technology for lightning-fast data transfers, while also maintaining compatibility with USB 2.0. Connecting the Defender Elite300 to a USB 3.0 supported USB port provides superior read / write speeds for quick, easy and convenient transfer of data.


Read Speed:  

8GB = up to 160 MB/sec   

16GB = up to 300 MB/sec  

32GB = up to 300 MB/sec  

64GB = up to 300 MB/sec 

128GB= up to 300 MB/sec  

256GB= up to 300 MB/sec 

Write Speed: 

8GB = up to 110 MB/sec 

16GB = up to 170 MB/sec 

32GB = up to 170 MB/sec 

64GB = up to 170 MB/sec 

128GB = up to 200 MB/sec 

256GB = up to 200 MB/sec


Solid State NAND flash


256-bit AES Hardware Encryption XTS Mode

The Kanguru Defender Elite300 uses FIPS validated AES 256-bit Hardware encryption (XTS-Mode) to secure data contents stored on the USB drive. Since the cryptographic processes are all done in hardware, there is virtually no performance impact when transferring data, unlike the severe performance impact when using software encryption programs. XTS-mode also provides enhanced security when used to encrypt large blocks of data (as in GB’s) as it eliminates certain vulnerabilities and patterns which might be exploited in earlier symmetric key implementations. In addition, the password matching and other security operations are all done in the secure confines of the tamper-resistant, epoxy encapsulated cryptographic processor. In short, your data can not be compromised.


10 yrs or more


1000Gs Max


 0°C to +70°C


-25°C to +85°C


 20% - 90%


15G Peak to Peak Max



• Windows 10

• Windows 8 

• Windows 7 

• Windows Vista* 

• Windows Server 2008 R2 or Above 

• MacOS X 10.5+ (Intel-Based) 

• Linux: Mainstream actively supported 64-bit versions of Ubuntu, RHEL, OpenSUSE***


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. With Kanguru Self-Service Password Management, you won't have to worry about it. Learn more about Self-Service Password Management.


Tamper Proof Design

The Kanguru Defender Elite300’s casing is protected with an epoxy compound that is water resistant and prevents physical access to the chip. Any subversive attempt to remove the epoxy compound destroys the flash chip, rendering it unusable and inaccessible.

Physical Write-Protect Switch

This drive comes with a physical write protect switch, a handy feature for Kanguru flash drives that provides ideal benefits for IT professionals and users alike. Learn more about the Kanguru Physical Write Protect Switch.


12 g


Customisation Available****

Comes in Standard Black, Other Available Colors: Green, Red, Blue, Grey

Kanguru Defender Elite300 can be special ordered with customised options such as engraved logos/text, custom colors, and unique identifiers for quantity orders. Contact us about customising your order.


64mm x 18.5mm x 9mm


 Kanguru Defender Elite300 Secure Hardware Encrypted Flash Drive 
• QuickStart Guide


This product carries a 3 Year limited warranty

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* Please Note: In line with Microsoft’s End-of-Support announcement for Windows Vista™, Kanguru Solutions is ending support for its line of products running on the Windows Vista platform. While our products have been quality tested internally on Windows Vista, we cannot guarantee normal product operation on an unsupported OS. Please consult your system administrator for an OS upgrade.

** 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.

*** Support for Linux may depend on distribution/ customisation/ 64-bit or 32-bit. Please contact Kanguru Support to check for compatibility with your specific Linux environment.

**** Minimum order quantities may apply to customisation.