Tuesday, December 9, 2008

SanDisk Announces Cruzer Enterprise drives with encryption for both Windows & Macs

It's amazing how much jump drives have changed our lives. At one point they were an easy to keep handy 64 or 128mb option for tiny amounts of info. Now they are a must have for us techie types and occupy everything from jewelry, to keychains, to decorations... anything to make sure you always have one by your side.

Of course having the ability to carry lots of data with you presents its own problems. Namely the problem of security. With these drives being so small and potentially easy to misplace, how does one ensure your data stays your data.

SanDisk has been giving Windows users the option of encryption for some time now. A standard USB encryption makes sure that the data can only be accessed by the proper individual. Great for Windows users, not so much for the Mac lovers.

Now it doesn't matter whether you run Windows, Mac, or (like me) a combination of both operating systems. SanDisk is making their Cruzer Enterprise drives with encryption for both.

This is a really great idea. You can get more info below:

December 4, 2008 -- SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced that the SanDisk Cruzer® Enterprise is the first secure USB flash drive to fully support Apple Mac OS X computers. Available now, SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise helps IT professionals more effectively protect information on company-issued secure USB drives in Macintosh environments.

SanDisk Secure USB Drive
SanDisk Secure USB Drive

SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise is ideal for the millions of business users who use Macs at home or in the office