Today SanDisk launched their TrustWatch solution for UFD management. As one could guess, with hundreds of UFDs being deployed in a company there becomes a huge security risk for IT managers. TrustWatch is a well thought out solution to manage the complete life cycle of the SanDisk drives.
In short there are 3 main components to TrustWatch.
TrustWatch Access – this component allows management of the UFD itself, such as passwords, email client, spyware scanner etc.
TrustWatch Vault – This of course is the encryption portion of the solution for the UFD.
SanDisk, the 2nd largest seller of MP3 players just gave the well known Sansa a face lift. The Sansa Connect is the next step in wireless MP3 players. What we like about the Sansa Connect is the ability to access your music or photos via any Wi-Fi hotspot. This means the storage capacity of the player itself isn’t limited, but rather your PC storage capacity determines that – something we all know is east to upgrade.
In addition, the Sansa Connect receives a wide range of music subscription services and streaming Internet radio. With a “live” button to connect into communities and grab features or recommendations for music genres. At 4GBs you can stuff (on average) 1,000 songs into the flash memory, but again, virtually unlimited when exchanging anywhere, anytime via Wi-Fi. Product is expected to hit March of 2007 at about $250USD.
Sometimes you want to give USB a big huge. Case in point, the new USBTV from SanDisk is something anyone could apprecate. It’s a device to simply copy video from your PC and play on your TV. The flash drive is loaded with a media player and video codecs so the device will play a video file directly off the USB drive to the TV.
So your TV doesn’t have a USB slot, well neither does mine, but that’s OK
Duck posted a concept flash drive which looks much like old-school bike locks. The USB flash drive has a stainless steel chassis with combination lock and wire strap. Knowing the combination will unlock the secrets stored on the flash drive. Oh, but of course encryption software is also included for that 2nd layer of security. The dual factor authentication design reminds GetUSB.info of the IDVault and SanDisk’s TrustedSignins drive.
TrustedSignins from SanDisk sounds dangerously close to the IDVault we talked about back in July. The TrustedSignins UFD (USB Flash Drive) is a security tool based off a dual-factor authentication process. The dual factor is A) something you know, such as your password and B) something you have, such as the TrustedSignins UFD.
I was about to mention folks in Seattle will love this flash drive, but since New York gets more rain fall per year, it’s the big apple city slickers who’ll appreciate this one. Kingston released a rugged USB flash drive that is water proof up to 4 feet. So if you’re puddle jumping and this jumps from your pocket, the data is safe and secure.