An enterprise with good cybersecurity hygiene will have several methods of protection for data handled on premise. But for a variety of reasons, it’s often necessary for sensitive data to be transferred between devices, whether between rooms, offices, or even countries. When data leaves the internal IT ecosystem of an enterprise or organization, it is no longer protected by previously established firewalls or access controls. This is true whether users are relying on cloud solutions to transmit through an online intermediary (such as email) or using removable storage devices such as USB drives and external HDDs or SSDs. While there are several different solutions for transporting data — most commonly cloud solutions, standard USB drives, and online file transfers — hardware-encrypted storage drives provide the highest level of data security because they implement the actual data encryption in an entirely different way.