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DataLocker announces they will be exhibiting at Infosecurity Europe in London, 06-08 June 2017

22nd May 2017

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, May, 2017 – DataLocker (, a developer of data encryption solutions for portable storage devices, central management systems, and cloud encryption gateway, today announced that the company will be exhibiting in participation with Kingston Technology ( at the upcoming 22nd Infosecurity Europe conference at Olympia London, 06-08 June, 2017 stand E241.


DataLocker and Kingston® have been close partners working together on both SafeConsole and IronKey EMS managed encryption solutions — both will be demonstrated at the exhibition. SafeConsole by DataLocker supported devices include: DataLocker’s Sentry flash drives and DL3 hard drive, Kingston’s DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 and DataTraveler 4000 G2   flash drives, as well as CardwaveSafeToGo flash drive. IronKey EMS by DataLocker supported devices include: Kingston’s IronKey™ Enterprise S1000 flash drive, Kingston’s IronKey™ D300M flash drives, and DataLocker Enterprise H350 and H300 external hard drives and Sentry EMS encrypted flash drive.


“Infosecurity Europe provides the region’s best opportunity for DataLocker and Kingston to demonstrate a total data security solution that starts with encrypted endpoints and adds the ability to be centrally managed.” said Jay Kim, CEO, DataLocker.


SafeConsole and IronKey EMS by DataLocker make it easy to establish a secure storage command center for administering and policing your encrypted hardware investment. Securely manage all of your organizations encrypted storage devices with a cloud based or on-premises solution. Enforce password policies, remotely disable lost or stolen drives, reset passwords and more, all from an easy to use intuitive dashboard.


Infosecurity Europe is the region’s number one information security event featuring Europe’s largest and most comprehensive conference programme and over 360 exhibitors showcasing the most relevant information security solutions and products to 13,500 visitors.


DataLocker is the leading provider of advanced encryption solutions. With a complete suite of hardware-encrypted products, a cloud encryption gateway and central management platforms, DataLocker protects sensitive data and intellectual property for thousands of government, military and enterprise clients worldwide. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, DataLocker products combine superior convenience and usability with state of the art security.


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World Backup Day

31st March 2017

World Backup Day is March 31st!

Don’t be an April Fool. Backup your data.
Backup your digital data on “World Backup day” with a Thecus NAS!

The Scary Statistics

Did you know that less than 7% of people save their data on a daily basis? 49 % perform a backup on a monthly basis, while a staggering 30% of people have never even backed up their data. Backing up your data will protect your life’s work when your storage device fails, 75% of data losses are due to Hardware malfunction (44%) and User error (32%).

So what is World Backup Day?

World Backup Day is a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups. This independent initiative to raise awareness about backups and data preservation started out — like most good things on the internet – on reddit by a couple of concerned users. World Backup Day is here to make sure that people actually start backing up.

But data loss won’t happen to me…

People should take heed of the tales of outrageous data loss incidents.

  • Pixar accidentally lost nearly 90% of the animated film Toy Story 2 to an errant computer command.
  • A Spanish wedding photographer accidently deleted all the photos of a wedding he worked at, costing him €8,000.
  • My friend Dave, upon not investing on a NAS device, lost his TV show collection, including every season of Game of Thrones, when his portable hard drive malfunctioned.



Data Backup made easy with Thecus!

Thecus focuses on all segments of the Network Attached Storage (NAS) market. A NAS device delivers users with their own private cloud, connected via a network, where information is privately stored and accessed by multiple devices at the same time. Multiple redundancy functions including RAID and Off-site replication are supported, to ensure complete data integrity. Thecus’ latest devices include 4K multimedia playback through PLEX, mobile access from any location, an in-built APP station, plus Scale-Out functionality that allows companies to expand their storage capacity without limit.

People now create and generate over 1.8 zettabytes of data per year. That’s a lot of data that we need to protect! This Friday, backup and secure all your favorite music and film collections, and treasured pictures of past summer vacations and weddings, also don’t forget your critical business files.

Don’t be an April Fool. Backup your data. World Backup Day is March 31st.

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About Thecus®

Established in 2004, Thecus Technology Corp provides market leading network attached storage and network video recorder solutions, committed to revolutionize how everyone from home user to enterprise level business centrally stores, manages and accesses their digital data both onsite and cloud-based. Thecus strives to deliver continuous innovation through cutting edge technology and design to provide data storage with the most customer-friendly platform, rapid performance and robust security. In May 2016, Thecus was formally acquired by Ennoconn Corporation and thus became part of the Foxconn IPC Technology group. Partnered together this diverse group of companies work in tandem to provide a total IoT (Internet of Things) solution. Now with an unparalleled portfolio to work with, Thecus is collaborating to bring unprecedented change to the network storage industry.

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Origin Storage Announces New Exclusive Partnership with Thecus

23rd February 2017

Origin Storage Announces New Exclusive Partnership with Thecus


Basingstoke, Hampshire: February 23rd 2017. Origin Storage and Thecus announce new exclusive partnership for Origin in UK and EIRE.


Thecus, a recognized global leader of digital storage solutions has agreed a new partnership with Origin Storage to exclusively manage its Reseller channels in both the UK and Ireland.


Florence Shih General Manager from Thecus said “We’re very excited about our new partnership with Origin and have confidence that their distribution network will provide Thecus with a tremendous portal to its customers.  With Origin’s strong reputation in the UK market, this cooperation will reinforce Thecus’ position as a trusted provider of storage solutions.”


Thecus have been at the forefront of a feature rich range of NAS solutions for many years and are constantly striving to release new solutions to keep up with the ever changing storage landscape, both for the current storage demands or whether you are looking to the world of IoT as this exciting new technology gains momentum. Whether you need a small, home user focussed solution running windows, an SMB based tower archiving solution or an enterprise class high performance storage servers then Thecus have a solution made to measure.


Stuart Eling, Sales Manager at Origin Storage commented; “Origin Storage is proud to represent Thecus in this new exclusive partnership, we’ve had a longstanding relationship with Thecus, and we are looking forward to supporting and expanding our Thecus reseller base.  Thecus are entering a new and exciting chapter, after new investment into Thecus from Foxconn Technology Group which has allowed an increase in both private cloud products and marketing activity which will enable Thecus to reclaim its position in the NAS market place.


About Thecus:

Thecus Technology was founded to design, manufacture, and market digital storage products. Now, 10 products and over 100 awards later, Thecus is recognized as a global leader of digital storage solutions. With decades of R&D experience, the Thecus team has developed an entire range of state-of-the-art storage products for consumers and enterprises alike.


About Origin:

For more than a decade now, Origin Storage has been an established provider to many of the IT industry’s leading Resellers. At the heart of our success lies a dedicated team of trusted advisers with a wealth of knowledge in storage and data security. That knowledge and the confidence to constantly evolve ourselves, has seen our business branch out into new and exciting areas in the storage arena. Our strong business relationships allow us to continually expand and seek fresh, innovative new products to add to the IT market place.


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Origin Storage Announces New Security Product – Privacy Filters

6th December 2016

Origin Storage Announces New Security Product – Privacy Filters



Origin Storage forms collaboration partnership with Cardwave

3rd October 2016

Press Release for Immediate Release

3rd October 2016

Origin Storage forms collaboration partnership with Cardwave


Basingstoke, Hampshire: October – 3rd – 2016. Origin Storage have become a Solutions Partner of SafeToGo™ centrally managed encrypted USB’s by Cardwave.


Mobile work forces are an important part of any modern day corporate environment, and USB storage devices have become essential, but they are small and easy to lose! SafeToGo™ is a security solution for individuals and organisations who value their data and need assurances that it can be kept safe when being carried around.


SafeToGo™ is a fully robust, hardware encrypted USB3.0 flash drive that protects sensitive data and can be fully managed through the SafeConsole Secure USB Management Server, giving administrators control over specific features that help users manage and secure sensitive data. SafeToGo™ has been designed and manufactured to achieve the highest levels of quality, performance and security, and is CE, FCC and RoHS certified. The housing is made from aluminium and available in capacities from 4GB to 64GB.


Inspire Architects is a customer of SafeToGo. They recommend the product because it offers a secure solution that is easy to use and flexible for their future company growth plans.


A spokesperson for the practice said they use the service:

“To ensure that our company and client’s files are securely encrypted when working or travelling off site. With the new GDPR coming into force we needed to ensure that data on the move is safely secured by a hardware encrypted device that is also compact and robust. It’s really easy to set up and use. As our company grows, the knowledge that we can use it alongside a central USB management system was also really attractive.”

Inspire Architects


New general data protection regulations (GDPR) mean organisations that handle EU citizens’ data face fines of up to €20 million or 4% of their global annual turnover if they are found non-compliant. The GDPR will come into full effect in 2018. Organisations are now required to tell regulators about a personal data breach. This notification won’t be required if the breach is “unlikely to result in a risk for the rights and freedoms of individual.” For example if the USB was encrypted.


Stuart Eling, Sales Manager at Origin Storage commented;


“At Origin Storage we are continually building our product portfolio and are always looking for partners with innovative new solutions to complement our storage and data security technologies. SafeToGo™  is a perfect fit to our existing solutions based portfolio.”

Paul Norbury, Chief Executive, Cardwave commented;

“We are proud to announce Origin’s appointment as a new distributor for SafeToGo. The partnership with Origin is a key piece of our channel portfolio jigsaw ensuring that we now have agreements with a strong growing mix of distributors across Europe for the product range.” said Paul Norbury, Chief Executive, Cardwave.





About Origin Storage:

Since 2003, Origin Storage has been an established provider to many of the IT industry’s leading Resellers. At the heart of our success lies a dedicated team of trusted advisers with a wealth of knowledge in storage and data security. That knowledge and the confidence to constantly evolve ourselves, has seen our business branch out into new and exciting areas in the flash storage and memory arena. Our strong business relationships allow us to continually expand and seek fresh, innovative new products that add unique opportunities to the IT market place.


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About Cardwave:

Multi-award-winning company Cardwave, which has offices in Devizes, Wiltshire and Dallas, Texas, was founded by Paul Norbury in 2004 and works with customers of all sizes across the world, providing specialist expertise to organisations who need to secure and distribute their data on removable and embedded media. The business provides value-add services, end-to-end project management, and consultancy solutions, and has positioned itself as one of the market leaders. It also offers business solutions for data security and recovery, in the form of SafeToGo – a hardware encrypted USB – and a recently-launched data recovery service, Data Resus.


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Origin Storage: Elinor Horsfield – Marketing,

Cardwave: Emma Charlton – Marketing and Communications Manager,

Identity and personal data theft account for 64% of all data breaches

21st September 2016

Data breaches increased 15% in the first six months of 2016 compared to the last six months of 2015, according to Gemalto.

Breach Level Index

Worldwide, there were 974 reported data breaches and more than 554 million compromised data records in the first half of 2016, compared to 844 data breaches and 424 million compromised data records in the previous six months. In addition, 52% percent of the data breaches in the first half of this year did not disclose the number of compromised records at the time they were reported.

Breach Level Index

The Breach Level Index is a global database that tracks data breaches and measures their severity based on multiple dimensions, including the number of records compromised, the type of data, the source of the breach, how the data was used, and whether or not the data was encrypted. By assigning a severity score to each breach, the Breach Level Index provides a comparative list of breaches, distinguishing data breaches that are a not serious versus those that are truly impactful.

According to the Breach Level Index, more than 4.8 billion data records have been exposed since 2013 when the index began benchmarking publicly disclosed data breaches. For the first six months of 2016, identity theft was the leading type of data breach, accounting for 64% of all data breaches, up from 53% in the previous six months. Malicious outsiders were the leading source of data breaches, accounting for 69% of breaches, up from 56% in the previous six months.

“Over the past twelve months hackers have continued to go after both low hanging fruit and unprotected sensitive personal data that can be used to steal identities,” said Jason Hart, VP and CTO for Data Protection at Gemalto. “The theft of user names and account affiliation may be irritating for consumers, but the failure of organizations to protect sensitive personal information and identities is a growing problem that will have implications for consumer confidence in the digital services and companies they entrust with their personal data.”

Healthcare data breaches increase 25%

Across industries, the healthcare industry accounted for 27% of data breaches and saw its number of data breaches increase 25% compared to the previous six months. However, healthcare represented just 5% of compromised data records versus 12% in the previous six months.

Government accounted for 14% of all data breaches, which was the same as the previous six months, but represented 57% of compromised records.

Financial services companies accounted for 12% of all data breaches, a 4% decline compared to previous six months, but accounted for just 2% of compromised data records.

Retail accounted for 11% of data breaches, and declined 6% versus the previous six months, and accounted for 3% of compromised data records.

Education accounted for 11% of data breaches and represented less than one percent of all compromised records. All other industries represented 16% of data breaches and 16% of compromised data records.

In terms of top three geographic regions for reported data breaches, 79% were in North America, 9% were in Europe, and 8% were in Asia-Pacific.

Breach Level Index

Not all data breaches are equal

As data breaches continue to grow in frequency and size, it is becoming more difficult for consumers, government regulatory agencies and companies to distinguish between nuisance data breaches and truly impactful mega breaches,” said Jason Hart, VP and CTO for Data Protection at Gemalto. “News reports fail to make these distinctions, but they are important to understand because each have different consequences. A breach involving 100 million user names is not as severe as a breach of one million accounts with social security numbers and other personally identifiable information that are used for financial gain.”

“In this increasingly digital world, companies, organizations and governments are storing greater and greater amounts of data that has varying levels of sensitivity. At the same time, it is clear that data breaches are going to happen and that companies need to shift from a total reliance on breach prevention to strategies that help them secure the breach. That is why more focus needs to be understanding what really constitutes sensitive data, where it is stored, and using the best means to defend it. At the end of the day, the best way to protect data is to kill it. That means ensuring user credentials are secured with strong authentication and sensitive data is protected with encryption so it is useless to the thieves.”


EU GDPR – prevent lost portable data and avoid €20 million or more in fines.

8th June 2016

Every company doing business in the European Union has some challenges ahead.
IAPP President and CEO J. Trevor Hughes

Concerns for any EU or globally active entity.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means that organizations, that handle EU citizens data face fines of up to €20 million or 4% of their global annual turnover if they are found non-compliant.

“Thanks to an extraterritoriality clause, even a company or service provider with no physical EU footprint still has to comply with the EU data protection legislation if it processes EU citizens’ data making it of global concern.” stated Duncan Brown, research director at IDC to SearchCIO.

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VisionTek Announces Long-Awaited Expansion into European Market

18th April 2016

Increases in EMEA demand drives strategic distribution partnership with Origin Storage

April 18, 2016, East Dundee, IL – VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced expanded distribution of products into Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The EMEA demand is primarily fuelled by Dell’s aftermarket PC upgrade options that VisionTek designs for optimal system compatibility, and is made possible through a partnership with Origin Storage based out of the UK.

“Every business needs to improve performance between PC buying cycles. VisionTek is excited to help companies around the globe increase productivity via our upgrades,” said Michael Innes, President of VisionTek. “VisionTek’s graphics and accessories are designed to help companies optimize PC application performance, support the user experience, and ultimately drive business computing efficiencies.”

VisionTek is planning to do business primarily through Origin’s channel and focus on the long-standing Dell aftermarket upgrade model to lay the foundation for growth through the EU, Middle East, and Africa. Addressing incremental demand is the driving force behind VisionTek’s expansion, with plans to have a long-term relationship with a focus on value-add partners, such as Origin. Origin will support VisionTek’s line of PC graphics and accessories into EMEA, additionally providing active sales efforts throughout all these regions.

Origin Storage is excited to partner with a strategic brand like VisionTek, as the company is a natural complement for Origin’s customers in EMEA. Andy Cordial, Managing Director, at Origin Storage noted that the partnership fills a big gap in Origin’s product portfolio, adding, “as these modern companies look to understand and boost performance of their PCs they now have an additional graphics products and accessories to enhance performance which will in turn maximize ROI.”

About Origin Storage Limited
For more than a decade now, Origin Storage has been an established provider to many of the IT industry’s leading Distributors and Resellers. At the heart of our success lies a dedicated team of trusted advisers with a wealth of knowledge in matched upgrades and data security. That knowledge and the confidence to constantly evolve ourselves, has seen our business branch out into new and exciting areas. Our strong business relationships allow us to continually expand and seek fresh, innovative new products to add to the IT market. The Origin head office is located in Basingstoke, Hampshire and can be contacted by calling +44(0) 1256 813989 or by emailing

About VisionTek Products LLC
Since 1988, VisionTek Products LLC (VisionTek) is recognized as a leading developer of memory, cables and adapters, graphics cards, power supplies, SSDs, and other PC and Macintosh computer accessories. Its products are found at leading retailers, distributors, PC system builders and e-commerce sites. VisionTek is headquartered in East Dundee, Illinois, and can be contacted by calling 866-883-5411 or by emailing

Expanding the storage arena with Qsan

16th June 2015

Origin Storage has taken on board Qsan, a global leader in advanced storage solutions. As Qsan’s official UK distributor for its TrioNAS range of products, Origin will bring enterprise-class features to small and medium sized businesses.

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Origin at CCKO2015

12th February 2015

First time at Computacenter’s Annual Kick-off event

Origin Storage recently attended our first ever Computacenter Kick-off event held at Celtic Manor Resort, it was a superb event which started by watching the opening game of the Six Nations at The Millennium Stadium  in Cardiff!!
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