Verbatim USB Drive Adds Mandatory Security

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If you’re in a line of work—or a line of play—which frequently makes you wonder, “Gosh, what would happen if I lost a flash drive or it fell into the wrong hands,” then Verbatim thinks you should take a look at its Store ‘n’ Go Corporate Secure USB Drive with mandatory security features and centralized managements capability.

The black-and-chrome drives will be available in capacities of 1 to 4 GB, and are compatible with Windows XP and Windows 2000 SP4. Unlike most “protected” USB drives which have security features which can be invoked at a user’s discretion, the Store ‘n’ Go Corporate Secure USB Drive security measures are mandatory: users can’t get around them, disable them, or forget to use them. The Store ‘n’ Go Corporate Secure USB Drive requires a strong password (which is protected on the drive using an SHA-1 hash so it’s not available in any readable form), and the drive enters a lock-down more and erases all data after ten consecutive failed login attempts. The drive pushes the bits, too, with read speeds of up to 23 MB/s and write speeds of 14 MB/s.

“Organizations that allow the use of unsecured USB drives to carry sensitive data risk accidental disclosure of confidential data,” said Mark Rogers, Verbatim Product Marketing Manager, in a statement. “With the new Corporate Secure USB Drives, a baseline of security measures is enforced for each and every user. It’s a win-win solution for IT managers and their corporate users because the corporation has the mandatory security they need and the employees have the mobility and convenience they want.”

The Store ‘n’ Go Corporate Secure USB Drives can also be used (with optional, separate software) with mTrust enterprise security software to manage the use of storage devices on corporate networks.

Expect the Store ‘n’ Go Corporate Secure USB Drive to be available in September at prices ranging from $79 for the 1 GB model through $269 for the 4 GB version.

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