SanDisk announces Enterprise Technology Alliance with Founders

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 26 September 2007, 07:00 Hrs
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Milpitas, California: Headquartered in Milpitas, California, SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today announced the SanDisk Enterprise Solutions Technology Alliance (SESTA), allowing partners to evaluate compatibility and interoperability of their products with SanDisk's secure portable hardware and supporting software, as well as join with SanDisk to raise awareness of best practices in endpoint and portable data security. SESTA is backed by a roster of founding partners including Check Point Software Technologies, Citrix Systems, McAfee, RSA, The Security Division of EMC, and VeriSign.

"These industry leaders are joining with us because they recognize the importance IT managers and security executives place on the interoperability of IT solutions. Beyond compatibility testing, we hope SESTA will be a launch pad for numerous strategic and technology alliances among partners to help our mutual customers cope with their ongoing security challenges," said Roy Ramati, Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise Division at SanDisk.

Commenting on the opportunities in joining SESTA, Bob Egner, Vice President of product management at Check Point Software Technologies, "Small devices with large storage capacities are very convenient for employees on the go. But enterprises need to control the balance between end user convenience and the security of their information. We are now exploring how Check Point's data security products can work with SanDisk's enterprise storage solutions to secure sensitive data in a mobile work environment."

Other companies with cutting-edge security solutions are among the founding partners of SESTA. They are Applied Identity, Centennial Software, ControlGuard, Diversinet Corp., Dmailer, LC Technology International, Lumension Security (formerly SecureWave), Promisec, RedCannon Security, Safend, Secuware, SmartLine, Sweet Spot Solutions, Tablus, and Vericept Corporation.

SESTA provides technical and marketing support to partners who want to evaluate and promote the compatibility of their products with SanDisk's offerings for the enterprise market. The alliance is also intended as a resource for IT professionals to learn how offerings from SanDisk and SESTA partners work together to provide comprehensive enterprise storage solutions.

SanDisk's current offerings for the enterprise market include the Cruzer Enterprise USB flash drive with virtually ironclad data security through hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption, and SanDisk CMC (Central Management & Control) client/server software, which allows an IT department to remotely manage Cruzer Enterprise drives.

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