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SanDisk Software and USB drives

Ilse Jurrien
CES report
Tuesday 18th, January 2011
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

SanDisk announces that it is offering encryption and online backup features across its entire retail USB portfolio. SanDisk Secure Access software protects files against unauthorized access by creating an encrypted, password-protected folder or “vault” on the USB drive. The software also includes up to 2 gigabytes (GB) of secure online backup storage offered by Dmailer. SanDisk is also expanding its USB product portfolio with two new drives to meet the needs of a broad set of customers. The SanDisk Ultra USB flash drive features faster transfer rates and the SanDisk Cruzer Edge USB drive offers easy portability.

SanDisk Software

SanDisk Secure Access Software
“Business travelers lose more than 12,000 laptops each week in U.S. airports, and more than half of those laptops contain confidential or sensitive information,” said Kent Perry, director, product marketing, SanDisk. “Data security has become an absolute necessity, and SanDisk USB drives with SanDisk Secure Access software offer an easy to use vault protected by AES encryption.” Encryption and online backup features will be shipping on SanDisk’s entire retail USB portfolio later in the first quarter of this year.

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SanDisk Software features
• Password-protected “vault” automatically secures files with 128-bit AES encryption.
• Protecting against unauthorized access in case the drive is lost or stolen.
• Secure partition determine which files remain private when sharing a USB drive.
• Additional protection against computer crashes.
• Data loss is available for users with up to 2GB of secure online backup.
• Remotely access online data anytime and easily share large files over the cloud.
• Drag and drop; flash drive adjusts automatically as content is added or removed.
• Currently shipping on select SanDisk USB drives.

SanDisk Software

SanDisk Ultra USB Flash Drive
The SanDisk Ultra USB flash drive features faster transfer speeds of up to 15 megabytes per second (MB/sec) and large storage capacities that help consumers conveniently manage libraries of multimedia content. The new SanDisk USB drive carries a five year limited warranty and comes in 8GB to 32GB capacities carrying suggested retail prices ranging from $44.99 to $109.99.

SanDisk Software

SanDisk Cruzer Edge USB Flash Drive
Featuring a compact slider design for easy portability, the new SanDisk Cruzer Edge USB flash drive allows consumers to bring their photos, music and videos with them wherever they go. The SanDisk USB drive carries a two year limited warranty and is available in 2GB to 16GB capacities carrying suggested retail prices ranging from $12.99 to $79.99.

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