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SPYRUS and SanDisk announce collaboration to improve data security (Press Release)

Posted 19 March 2007 21:38 CET by geno888

SPYRUS and SanDisk announce collaboration to protect sensitive information from loss or global data espionage

SPYRUS, Inc. and SanDisk® Corporation today announced a collaboration to provide highly advanced data storage protection on next-generation removable flash storage card products.

The SPYRUS Hydra Privacy Card® (Hydra PC™) Series II version 2.0 personal encryption device provides advanced hardware security capabilities for securing data on the removable miniSD™ flash storage, including the new miniSD High Capacity (miniSDHC™) cards from SanDisk. SDHC is the new designation for any SD™ or SD-based card that is larger than 2 GB, including forthcoming 4 GB to 32 GB capacities, and adheres to the SD 2.0 specification. The combination of very high security and high-density data storage made possible by this collaboration offers unprecedented capabilities designed to provide secure portable data storage for government, enterprise, small office, and home users.

Hydra PC uses the latest Suite B cryptographic algorithms to protect sensitive Data at Rest (DAR) on computers or mass storage memory devices, and Data in Transit (DIT). The U.S. Government has approved Suite B algorithms as the strongest commercial-off-the-shelf cryptographic algorithms available to protect even classified data. Hydra PC also implements a unique, mathematically provable security mechanism to authenticate the device, the user, and the host computer prior to encrypting or decrypting any data on the removable miniSD flash storage, effectively protecting digital assets as if they were national secrets.

The Hydra PC hardware-based security features, cryptographic algorithms, key management, and key lengths are suitable for lifetime authentication and encryption security. Hydra PC also supports legacy and FIPS-approved algorithms (RSA 1024/2048, 3DES, SHA-1) for backward compatibility with existing applications, including smart card logon, encrypted and digitally signed e-mail, and VPN access. The combination of strong security in a hardware-based personal encryption device using removable miniSD data storage brings unprecedented assurance to data protection that is highly cost effective.

The complete press release can be read here.

 

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