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SanDisk launches Cruzer family of USB flash drives with hardware encryption

SanDisk has just launched a pair of USB flash drives dubbed the Cruzer Professional and Cruzer Enterprise for business users on the Windows platform. Both of these USB flash drives offers password protection as well as data security via built-in hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption.

Targeted straight at the SMB, as well as the enterprise segment, the Cruzer Professional features a password-protected "Privacy Zone" that can be set to any percentage of the drive's total capacity. All data that is stored inside this "Privacy Zone" will be automatically encrypted.

The Cruzer Enterprise, on the other hand, offers mandatory password protection for the entire drive, with all files being encrypted.

Both Cruzer Professional and Cruzer Enterprise are billed as true plug-and-play devices, requiring no software installation whatsoever on the host system.

You can find out more from SanDisk's press release here.

Does the Cruzer Professional or Enterprise sound like something you would get for yourself or recommend for corporate-wide use? Join the discussion.

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