SanDisk Corporation is introducing the Cruzer Professional and Cruzer Enterprise, two USB flash drives that deliver strong security and speed to business users.
Cruzer Professional is primarily for individuals and small businesses who want to protect crucial data while also making it easy to share selected files. Cruzer Enterprise is primarily for medium and large organizations that require mandatory policy enforcement, central management and regulatory compliance.
Cruzer Professional and Cruzer Enterprise offer password protection and data security through hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption.
The new drives are also fast, with read speeds of 24 megabytes (MB) per second and write speeds of 20 MB/sec.
With the Cruzer Professional the owner can establish a secure, password-protected “Privacy Zone” that can occupy anywhere from one percent to 100 percent of the drive’s total capacity. The area outside the Privacy Zone is unprotected and is therefore open to any user.
The Cruzer Enterprise features mandatory password protection for the entire drive, so all files are encrypted if the drive is lost or stolen. Mandatory encryption, as well as a set-up process that requires users to create complex passwords, make Cruzer Enterprise the USB flash drive of choice for organizations with high security requirements, such as public companies subject to the accounting laws, or health-care providers falling under privacy regulations.
For larger organizations seeking more functionality, as well as more efficient management of secure USB flash drives, SanDisk is introducing the Cruzer Enterprise CMC (Central Management & Control) server software. Cruzer Enterprise CMC supports password recovery and renewal through the network, remote termination of lost drives, central back-up and restore, as well as central usage tracking and auditing. CMC is available now, with pricing information provided on request to enterprise clients.
These drives are available now in the United States and are expected to be available in Europe in July, and in Asia later this year.