Update: After user feedback to this announcement, we decided for the name Nitrokey Start instead of Nitrokey Lite.
The Nitrokey portfolio has now become so expansive, that it is no longer accurate to simply refer to ”Nitrokey”. We are pleased to be able to unveil the latest Nitrokey models we have been working on:
Nitrokey Storage is the original option for the all-encompassing protection of your personal data. It contains an encrypted mass storage (8-64 GB), allowing you to carry your important files with you securely. Nitrokey Storage also allows you to create hidden volumes whose existence can be plausibly denied. Nitrokey Storage is ideal for encrypting emails and hard drives, protecting SSH accounts and protecting your important web accounts with One Time Passwords. Like Nitrokey Pro it contains a tamper-resistant OpenPGP Card, a Password Safe and One Time Password functions.
Nitrokey Pro is ideal for encrypting emails and hard drives, protecting SSH accounts and protecting your important web accounts with One Time Passwords. Nitrokey Pro is the successor of the Crypto Stick 1.2 and contains a tamper-resistant OpenPGP Card, a Password Safe and One Time Password functions.
Lite is the developer-friendly and economical solution for encrypting emails and hard drives and for protecting SSH accounts. Nitrokey Start Lite is an OpenPGP Card-compatible implementation based on Gnuk 1.0 (Many thanks to Free Software Initiative of Japan). It is not tamper-resistant but does enable easy coding.
Protect your server's keys with Nitrokey HSM. Nitrokey HSM is based on the SmartCard-HSM, can store up to 60 ECC-256 bit keys or up to 48 RSA-2048 keys, enables administrative operations (e.g. multi-party access, backup) and provides reasonable performance (RSA-2048: 100 signatures/minute, ECC-256: 360 signatures/minute).
Protect your Google, YouTube and CMS accounts with the super easy-to-use Nitrokey U2F. You won't need any additional software apart from the Google Chrome web browser. U2F is a new, secure and easy method of website authentication, and has the potential to replace One Time Passwords in the future. The Nitrokey U2F is a third party product that completes our portfolio and sponsors the development of our own open U2F solution.
You can find an overview table with more technical details on the home page of our website (scroll down).
When will the Nitrokeys be available? All models except Nitrokey Storage will be available in August. We will let you know as soon as Nitrokey becomes available for order.
Nitrokey Storage has been available as beta for quite some time. At this point it requires additional work in order to be considered secure and stable enough for use. We do not yet have a release date for Nitrokey Storage, but we are currently undergoing a third party security audit and preparing a crowdfunding campaign. We will let you know more soon.