SanDisk beefs up flash drive security

SanDisk is launching a business-oriented flash drive that checks files for malware before they’re copied to the drive.

SanDisk beefs up flash drive security

In a bid to allay IT department fears about the spread of malware from USB drives, the SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise comes pre-installed with McAfee’s Scan Engine and virus definitions.

The software will scan files being copied to or from the drive, in a bid to prevent malware from entering the corporate network.

“SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise is an ideal solution for the mobile workforce and for IT departments concerned with data security, because it allows employees to have access to data everywhere and yet be fully protected,” claims Roy Ramati, vice president and general manager of SanDisk’s Enterprise division.

“Adding McAfee’s technology to our security solutions for the enterprise enables our customers to extend their security perimeter to mobile storage.”

The drives also include hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption, which requires users to enter a “complex password” before being granted access to any data stored on the stick.

The SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise should be available before the end of the year; pricing details have yet to be announced.

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