USB flash drives are terribly convenient devices, but they are typically very convenient for data thieves to steal your documents as well. SanDisk is upping the security ante with the announcement of the Cruzer Enterprise, a drive that features a new two-factor authentication technology.
The new USB drive is managed by SanDisk’s Central Management and Control (CMC) server software. What this means is that your company’s IT department can provision and monitor all of the drives. The second factor in security comes from the RSA SecurID software tokens. This is for remote and/or mobile network access.
Taking the security even further are the 256-bit AES encryption and the requirement of users to set a complex password during the initial setup process. Needless to say, thieves are going to have a hard time accessing your docs.
The SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise will be available in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB flavors with the read and write speed rated at 24MB/s and 20MB/s, respectively. No word on price.