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Kanguru announces the addition of new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology to its Defender™ secure flash drives, providing unsurpassed security and convenience for data. With the new Kanguru Defender 3000™, robust security meets high transfer speeds to feature the best performance USB 3.0 secure flash drive for high security environments.

The Kanguru Defender 3000™ asserts powerful features to help organizations meet and exceed industry data security standards and regulations:

  • FIPS 140-2 Certification, Level 3 (Cert #2401)
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Interface
  • 256 Bit AES Hardware Encryption (XTS Mode)
  • Remote Management Ready
  • Easy to Use
  • Windows, Mac and Linux Compatibility
  • Real-Time Onboard Anti-Virus Protection
  • Rugged Alloy Housing
  • Brute-Force Protection
  • Tamper Resistance
  • Waterproof
  • TAA Compliance
  • Vast Storage Capacities: (4GB – 128GB)
  • Ability to add a unique identifier to each device for Endpoint security
  • Customization: Engraving, Configuration, etc.

In addition, Kanguru has also released the Defender Elite300™ SuperSpeed USB 3.0 secure flash drive sporting a handy physical write protect switch for quick and easy switching to and from “read-only” mode. This is extremely useful in potentially vulnerable environments as it can protect the drive from being infected when plugged in with “read-only” mode, even if a virus or malware may be present on a host computer. The Defender Elite300 flash drive is currently in process for FIPS 140-2 Certification. (July 2015)

“The launch of the Defender 3000 and Defender Elite300 continues to demonstrate Kanguru’s position as a global leader in the secure USB storage market,” says Nate Cote, Executive Vice President. “These drives provide the most robust, yet practical, feature set that organizations really need to easily secure portable data for an increasingly mobile user base.”

Security, Performance & Convenience

Both the Kanguru Defender 3000 as well as the Kanguru Defender Elite300 are designed with financial, healthcare, and government environments in mind, with whom full compliance is usually required with high data security policies. FIPS 140-2 Certification ensures organizations that the high-end 256 Bit AES Hardware Encryption, brute-force protection and tamper-proof protection is fully qualified to meet even the most demanding data security regulations. Now with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, these new Defender drives also demonstrate high-performance transfer rates with up to 260MB/sec Read and 120MB/sec Write speeds depending on capacity, making it the most convenient secure flash drive on the market. Also as Kanguru is the only global USB manufacturer to achieve Common Criteria certification on certain flash drives, you can be confident Kanguru takes data security very seriously.

Remotely Manageable

Additionally, the Kanguru Defender 3000 is remotely manageable, an optional feature available either through a secure cloud interface or on a client’s self-hosted server. Kanguru Remote management Console (KRMC™) offers a huge benefit to organizations, providing administrator management for a fleet of company flash drives. With KRMC, organisations can:

  • Proactively enforce customized security policies on USB drives
  • Track and manage the whereabouts of USB drives
  • Disable or delete lost or stolen drives immediately
  • Restrict or grant online and offline permissions
  • Schedule password changes
  • And much more


Kanguru also offers full customisation and engraving options for its USB drives as a handy way to add identity to important data on secure flash drives. Include a company logo or physical serialization to track devices, implement an electronic identifier to interface with endpoint security programs, or perhaps engrave a phone number to call if the device is ever lost.

The Kanguru Defender 3000 secure flash drive is available worldwide through Kanguru’s network of authorized channel partners. For more information, visit

Posted: 7/20/2015 3:14:49 PM by Bellridge | with 0 comments

Kanguru is pleased to announce its achievement of Common Criteria Certification (EAL2+) for secure, hardware encrypted USB flash drives with global remote management, placing Kanguru Defender at the forefront in USB data security.

“Achieving Common Criteria together with our FIPS 140-2 Certifications propels Kanguru’s secure USB solutions to a whole new level,” says Kanguru’s CEO, Don Brown, “It demonstrates Kanguru’s commitment to excellence and its pledge to deliver the best in trusted USB data security solutions for our global clients.”

Common Criteria is an international information security accreditation process mutually recognised by 27 different member nations through the CCRA (Common Criteria Recognition Agreement), and has a much wider review process of overall product design, lifecycle support, and functionality than FIPS 140-2which is focused primarily on cryptography. In the context of Kanguru’s certification, it covers the secure USB flash drive and remote management software from product inception to final deployment, taking an all-encompassing look at the software, hardware, and firmware implementations. Ultimately, nearly every aspect and process which goes into the design, development, release, and support of a product is reviewed and scrutinised.

The specific products covered in the Common Criteria certification are:

  • Kanguru Defender 2000 (FIPS 140-2 Level 3)
  • Kanguru Defender Elite200 (FIPS 140-2 Level 2 & physical write protect switch)
  • Kanguru Remote Management Console and Provisioning Application – Enterprise Edition
“Kanguru’s Defender USB platform is now the only Common Criteria and FIPS certified solution in the world. By combining two distinct security certifications conducted in two different countries (United States and Germany), Kanguru’s international customers can be assured that we are committed to securing their sensitive information,” says Kanguru’s Executive VP, Product Management, Nate Cote.

Common Criteria Certified Kanguru Defender Secure USB drives support:

  • Robust 256-bit AES hardware encryption
  • Onboard Anti-Virus protection
  • Windows, Mac, Linux support
  • Worldwide remote management
  • Password security protection

Kanguru Remote Management features:

  • Tracking and management of assigned USB drives worldwide
  • Remote delete / disable lost or stolen drives
  • Manage online / offline permissions
  • Password and security profile management
  • Audit and reporting functionality
To learn more about Kanguru Defender secure USB drives and remote management with Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2 certification, see Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2 Certified Secure USB Flash Drives by Kanguru.

Posted: 7/20/2015 1:07:53 PM by Bellridge | with 0 comments

Giva is very pleased to announce a new partnership with Bellridge Pty Limited, linking arms to provide unparalleled value to its customers around the globe. Bellridge, with locations in both Sydney and Auckland, represents a very strong, well established presence in providing integrated IT solutions and stellar technical support to organisations throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.

Bellridge's strong regional knowledge, expertise and reputation as a value added reseller, paired with Giva's easy-to-use cloud-based solutions, creates a powerful synergistic team to meet the growing demand in the Asia Pacific region for cloud IT Service Management.

"We look forward to working alongside the Giva team in providing the highest quality of products and services to the Asia Pacific region", said Jon Alexander, Director of Bellridge.

Giva has established a firm corporate commitment to the Asia Pacific region by hosting cloud-based applications on server farms in Australia. The speed and responsiveness of Giva’s cloud IT Service Management applications is unparalleled. All customer data is stored locally on server farms in Australia to assure the highest levels of data security and privacy for organisations in the Asia Pacific region.

Giva offers a suite of exceptional and highly differentiated cloud-based IT Service Management and Customer Service products which excel above the competition as evidenced by the business results achieved by customers and direct comparison of Giva to BMC Track-It! and BMC Footprints, RemedyForceFrontRange Solutions HEAT, and SysAid Cloud products. Giva's satisfied customers reported measurable improvements as follows:

  • EDIMS: 100% faster application responsive/speed

"The demand for cloud-based application solutions in Australia and New Zealand is growing exponentially and we are excited to work with the dedicated and highly skilled Bellridge team to meet those demands head-on", said Ron Avignone, Giva founder.

Posted: 7/20/2015 12:45:42 PM by Bellridge | with 0 comments

A survey by ManageEngine among IT administrators revealed that they preferred using a unified dashboard to manage desktops and mobile devices.

Desktop Central allows you to seamlessly manage both desktops and mobile devices from a single console. Moreover, Desktop Central provides robust desktop and mobile device management features.

For desktops, Desktop Central offers:

  • Patch Management
  • Software Deployment
  • Asset Management
  • Remote Control

For mobile devices, Desktop Central offers:

  • Profile Management
  • Application Management
  • Asset Management
  • Mobile Security for mobile devices
Posted: 8/26/2014 3:19:47 PM by Bellridge | with 0 comments

Earlier versions of ServiceDesk Plus contained a Change Management feature set that was sufficient for basic Change Management Processes. But those of you with more complex Change Management Processes had to use work-around methods to meet your requirements or weren’t able to realise your requirements in ServiceDesk Plus at all.  
ServiceDesk Plus 9 has now introduced a range of new Change Management features designed to realise and optimise more complex Change Management processes within ServiceDesk. To get you on your way we’ve designed a new workshop aimed at helping you to get the most out of your investment in Service Desk. 


Workshops the Bellridge Way: Why, What, How 

Bellridge follows a Why, What, How Methodology for our workshops to make sure that we: 
  • Understand what you are trying to achieve (Why)
  • Present you the best options (What)
  • Help your Administrators configure ServiceDesk Plus (How)
Posted: 3/21/2014 10:27:24 AM by Bellridge | with 0 comments