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SanDisk introduces TrustWatch security suite

TrustWatch Provides Secure Management of Standard USB Flash Drives,Complementing SanDisk’s mTrust For Managing High-Security Flash Drives

SanDisk today introduced the TrustWatch integrated suite of applications that transform off-the-shelf USB flash drives from a security threat to a competitive advantage in the enterprise. The announcement was made at the RSA Conference 2007, where SanDisk is demonstrating its security products and solutions at Booth #2431 in the Moscone Center.

TrustWatch is built around a secure network appliance and a management console, through which IT administrators can easily configure and deploy secured USB flash drives (UFDs), while preventing information from being copied to unapproved devices. The TrustWatch solution allows the IT department to select from SanDisk’s line of standard flash drives for issue to employees.

UFDs centrally managed by the TrustWatch suite can securely store work-related information, and support remote access to email and other applications. On the road, employees can use a TrustWatch device on a borrowed PC without leaving any trace of their activity on that PC. If the UFDs are lost or stolen, their data can be remotely destroyed.

SanDisk is also offering mTrust, a proven solution which became part of the company’s product portfolio in November with the acquisition of msystems™ Ltd. mTrust provides an enhanced level of security with 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption, enabling strong two factor authentication, on custom UFDs and mToken smart card-based products supplied by SanDisk.

“Enterprise IT managers have always been concerned about UFDs as enablers of information leakage, whether by accident or malicious intent,” said Marc Metis, vice president, corporate marketing, at SanDisk. “TrustWatch and mTrust together change the rules. UFDs managed by TrustWatch or mTrust are secure, inside or outside the enterprise network, so knowledge workers can safely take their work anywhere.”

In addition to data encryption, stealth Web browsing and Microsoft Outlook file synchronization, the TrustWatch solution’s many functions include RSA SecurID® dual-factor authentication technology from RSA, The Security Division of EMC, which enables the UFDs to be used as authenticators. In this two-factor authentication system, users must have something they know–a password–and something they possess—the UFD itself—to access data and applications stored within the corporate network.

“We are excited to partner with SanDisk on TrustWatch, a solution that effectively balances cost, convenience and security as businesses seek options for strongly authenticating employees,” said Toffer Winslow, vice president of product management and product marketing at RSA. “Built-in support for RSA SecurID technology enables businesses to leverage unmatched interoperability, with over 350 enterprise applications and infrastructure devices.”

TrustWatch was co-developed with RedCannon Security Inc., a provider of centrally-managed, secure mobile-access solutions for the enterprise.

“We’re delighted that SanDisk picked RedCannon,” said Vimal Vaidya, founder, chairman and CEO of RedCannon Security. “RedCannon’s goal is to transform UFDs into enterprise-managed and compliant devices. As the need for remote access to enterprise information grows, TrustWatch is uniquely positioned to provide an economical solution to increase security and improve productivity anytime, anywhere.”

Two other partners contributed to the TrustWatch suite: SecureWave and Safend Ltd., who are both providing endpoint information leakage protection.

“SanDisk searched long and hard for best-of-breed partners to broaden its range of enterprise solutions with an exciting and important new product,” said Ron LaPedis, product marketing manager for SanDisk. “RSA, RedCannon, SecureWave and Safend are trusted names in the security field that give TrustWatch a solid technology foundation.”

TrustWatch also includes a special enterprise version of SanDisk’s CruzerSync® technology, developed in partnership with Dmailer, for secure synchronization and back up of documents, browser favorites, computer settings such as desktop customization, email, contacts, notes and task lists from a personal computer to managed USB devices. Unlike the personal version of CruzerSync, the enterprise version can be centrally managed to allow or block specific functionality as well as synchronization of designated files.

Matt

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Toshiba release widescreen G900

Toshiba have announced the release of the wide-screened G900.

Toshiba G900

The Toshiba G900 has a W-VGA screen, which a glorious 800 x 480 pixels! Running Windows Mobile 6 Pro, it’ll certainly have lots of real-estate for applications to play with. There’s also HSDPA, 3G, EDGE, Bluetooth and WiFi plus 2 cameras and a miniSD expansion slot.

“Toshiba is going to denominate concretely to this new device like “Portegé G900”, will be available in Castilian and its price does not have to surpass the 600 euros. His small brother, also the interesting G500 of that shortly we will contribute more data will happen to denominate “Portegé G500”, also available in Castilian and with an approximated price of 500 euros.”

See more at MoDaCo.

Matt

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