Secure USB Hub Protects Sensitive Information from Unauthorized Devices; Guards Against Information Leaks

RONKONKOMA, NY — DECEMBER 6, 2010 — API Technologies Corp., a provider of highly engineered products and services to the global defense sector, announced today the availability of the EMCON® Secure USB Hub. A 4-port USB hub, it provides organizations easy to use administrative control of USB devices connected to individual workstations. This helps guard sensitive data by prohibiting the use of unauthorized USB devices.

"Because of its plug and play capabilities, USB has become the industry standard I/O port on workstations. However, this convenience poses significant risks to organizations where the protection of information is a must," said Marc Dumais, EMCON Product Manager, API Technologies. "The EMCON Secure USB Hub solves this problem by giving organizations an easy-to-use solution to manage access to USB ports."

"Installing the EMCON Secure USB Hub is a simple and cost-effective step organizations of all sizes can take to help protect against information leaks," he added. "It is a great addition to the API family of secure communication products."

The patent pending EMCON Secure USB Hub is locked into any existing USB port on a desktop or laptop. Port locks (included) plug into all remaining USB ports on the computer thus requiring all USB access to go through the Secure USB Hub. While in ‘administrative mode’ USB devices are then plugged into the USB hub authorizing their use. These USB devices can be unplugged and plugged back into the same hub and workstation without re-setting. No other USB device will be able to run on the workstation without additional administrative authorization. The EMCON Secure USB Hub allows control over common USB devices such as flash drives, web cameras, imaging and printing products and smartphones.

The device has 4 USB-A style ports, as well as an administrator’s port. The Secure USB Hub is managed locally with a pin protected administrative key or via a Web interface. It weighs 1.75 lbs (.79 kg) and measures 1.5 in x 5.5 in x 3.7 in (3.8 cm x 14 cm x 9.4 cm). For ordering information, please call +1 (613) 723-1838, or e-mail sales@EMCON.com. Additional information can be found at http://www.apitech.com/products/secure-usb-hub.

About EMCON
EMCON Emanation Control Limited (EMCON®) is based in Ottawa, Canada and is a wholly owned subsidiary of API Technologies Corp. EMCON’s secure communication products enable public and private sector organizations to safely process sensitive or classified information. Featured solutions include: Secure USB Hub, Lightweight Communication Suite and the EMCON-branded line of TEMPEST and Emanation Security products and services.

About API Technologies Corp.
The Company is a prime contractor in highly engineered solutions, systems, secure communications and electronic components to the global defense and aerospace industry.  API Technologies’ customers include the governments of the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, NATO and the European Union, as well as many of the leading Fortune 500 companies. The Company is engaged in providing innovative design, engineering and manufacturing solutions to its customers.  API Technologies trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the company website at www.apitechnologies.com.

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