Kanguru Defender Bio-Elite30™ Fingerprint Hardware Encrypted USB Flash Drive

Part Number: KDBE30-xxG

Capacity: 16 GB
Sale price$79.95 USD

The Kanguru Defender Bio-Elite30™ Biometric Fingerprint encrypted USB flash drive takes FIPS 197 Certified, AES 256-Bit 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(3).

The Defender Bio-Elite30 fingerprint encrypted USB drive has a huge advantage over leading USB encryption devices that require bulky pin pads 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 personalized settings for the encrypted USB drive. Learn more.

This fingerprint encrypted USB 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. You can set fingerprints to 4 different modes for access:

  • Full-Management Access
  • Write-Protected Access
  • Non-Managed Access
  • Read-Only Access

  • OS Platform Agnostic (Use On Virtually Any Machine)
  • USB Powered, No Battery Needed
  • Better & Easier Than Pinpads or Combo Keypad Devices!

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...

The Defender Bio-Elite30 Fingerprint encrypted flash drive is OS Platform Agnostic.  It can be used with Smart TVs and Android devices.  The Defender Bio-Elite30 Fingerprint encrypted flash drive is OS Platform Agnostic.  It can be used by banks to make updates to ATM machines.  The Defender Bio-Elite30 Fingerprint encrypted flash drive is OS Platform Agnostic.  It can be used on medical equipment including ultrasounds.

FIPS 197 Certified 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.

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.

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.

Every Kanguru Defender hardware encrypted USB drive comes with integrated on-board anti-virus by Award-Winning BitDefender (30-day FREE trial)(1).  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. Learn more about Kanguru Defender® Anti-Virus Protection on Secure USB Drives

This hardware encrypted thumb drive offers USB 3.0 technology (USB 3.2 Gen 1x1) 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.

Using Kanguru Remote Management Console™ (KRMC)™, this robust, optional feature allows a security administrator to control their organizations' entire fleet of Defender hardware encrypted drive(s) from anywhere in the world. KRMC provides clients with a choice between two convenient management systems:

  1. Secure Cloud interface
  2. 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.

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.

With USBtoCloud, you can set up automatic encrypted backup from Kanguru Defender secure drives to your favorite cloud storage provider. In the event a Defender USB flash drive is ever lost or stolen, the encrypted data can be recovered through secure restore options made available by the USBtoCloud app. Learn More About USBtoCloud.

All Kanguru Defender drives can be special ordered with customized 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 customized with preconfiguration, allowing Administrators to configure the drive exactly as needed. Contact a Kanguru Sales Representative about customizing your order at (508) 376-4245, or email us at sales@kanguru.com.

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This product carries a 3 Year limited warranty

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Product Summary

This highly-secure, hardware encrypted USB flash drive defies all tradition of secure flash drives. With fingerprint access, you or a team of others that you authorize can have secure entry to your files with just the tap of a finger. Just tap and go! The Kanguru Defender Bio-Elite30™, Biometric flash drive offers Kanguru’s best-in-class AES 256-bit hardware encryption, optional remote management capability, and onboard AntiVirus by award-winning BitDefender®, with extra features that take USB encryption to the next level. The flash drive uses your fingerprint to access the encrypted files, is OS platform agnostic, and has no battery or fussy pinpads to worry about, making this fingerprint flash drive an exceptional data security solution for all types of environments. The robust AES 256-Bit hardware encryption also provides superior security against leading software encryption fingerprint drives.

  • OS Platform Agnostic (Use On Virtually Any Machine)
  • USB Powered, No Battery Needed
  • Better & Easier Than Pinpads or Combo Keypad Devices!

Download the Data Sheet: Kanguru Defender Bio-Elite30 Biometric Fingerprint Secure Flash Drive

INTERFACESuperSpeed USB 3.0 USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (Maintains Compatibility with USB 2.0)

Up to 150 MB/s

Write Speed:

Up to 100 MB/s
MEMORY TYPESolid State flash
ENCRYPTION FEATURESFIPS 197 Certified, 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption XTS Mode
DATA RETENTION10 yrs or more
VIBRATION15G Peak to Peak Max
OS COMPATIBILITYOS 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)
WEIGHT0.3 oz
11 g
CUSTOMIZATIONCustomization Available:2
Engrave logos, serial numbers, OS-Agnostic Configuration (on/off), etc.
DIMENSIONS39.82mm L x 17.82mm W x 8.26mm H
1.568” L x 0.701” W x 0.325” H

* Does require an initial, one-time setup with Windows 11+ or MacOS 10.8+.  The host platform needs to be able to power up, read, and recognize the partition and files on the USB flash drive.


(1) Anti-Virus Subscription is available for Windows only. Flash drive includes a 30-day Free trial. Requires a one, two, or three year License sold separately.

(2) Minimum order quantities may apply to customization. 

(3) If you require special custom configuration of drives for an enterprise environment with OS Platform Agnostic turned on or off, you can special order with customized pre-configuration, allowing you to configure the drive exactly as needed.


  • FIPS 197 Certified, 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption (XTS Mode)
  • Defender Command Console
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Interface (USB 3.2 Gen 1x1) (Maintains Compatibility with USB2.0)
  • Assign Specific Permissions & Settings For Each Fingerprint or User(s) 
  • Remotely Manageable 
  • Simple and Easy to Use
  • Real-time, On-Board AntiVirus
    Scanning(1) 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, 128GB
  • Customization Available

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