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May 15, 2014

SanDisk Combats Security Threats

Fraud and identity theft is growing and this is not just limited to individual users’ but also to businesses, call centers as well as their networks and business processes. Forrester (News - Alert) research has recently found out that 32 percent of all breeches occur due to loss or theft of corporate laptops, smartphones, tablets and other personal electronic devices in seven of the largest airports in the world.

To combat such threats, it is suggested that companies deploy certified storage solutions to help protect corporate IP and employee data. SanDisk Corporation, a specialist in flash storage solutions, has recently rolled out self-encrypting solid state drive called, the SanDisk X300s SSD.

This new solid state drive is suitable for corporate PCs and notebooks and is enhanced with features such as industry-standard security support and a Device Sleep (DEVSLP) low-power mode. Users experience greater productivity with an increase in useable hours per battery chargeAs compared to 7200 RPM SATA 2.5” hard drive. Based on published specifications and internal benchmarking tests..

The SATA DEVSLP low-power mode is compatible with Windows 8 InstantGo and helps minimize its power consumption during idle periods. DEVSLP enables the SSD to completely shut off its SATA PHY, resulting in much lower power consumption compared to SATA Slumber. This increases the amount of usable hours per battery charge5, which is essential for modern mobile devices.

The drive also makes use of an AES 256-bit FIPS 197 certified hardware crypto engine to allow full-disk encryption without the performance penalty. The X300s supports the TCG Opal 2.0 and Microsoft (News - Alert) Encrypted Hard Drive industry security standards specifications, including IEEE 1667 and is supported by a broad ISV ecosystem.

X300s SSD is built with Wave System’s EMBASSY Security Center (ESC (News - Alert)) as part of the upcoming SanDisk SSD Dashboard software suite.

The SanDisk X300s SSD will hit the market in June and is available through the SanDisk (News - Alert) Commercial Business Channel (CBC) in two form factors, 2.5” 7mm and M.2 2280 single-sided, with capacities of 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. Capacities up to 512GB will be supported on the M.2 2280 single-sided design form factor, enabling thinner computing designs.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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