Smart Enterprise Guardian incorporates smart card security and advanced
Flash storage encryption technology to strengthen trusted business mobility
VILLEPINTE, FRANCE, November 13 /CNW/ - Cartes Tradeshow--Gemalto
(Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), world leader in digital security, and Lexar
Media, Inc., a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc. (NYSE: MU), a leader in
advanced digital media and accessories, today introduced the Smart Enterprise
Guardian (SEG), a unique USB (Universal Serial Bus) device that natively
incorporates industry standards for protecting digital identities and
sensitive documents. The SEG combines Gemalto's .NET-based solution and
Lexar's hardware-based memory encryption technology to provide unrivaled
secure mobility for SMBs and Enterprises. Gemalto is demonstrating the SEG at
CARTES this week.
The SEG features an intuitive user interface, requires no software set-up
and delivers the highest levels of security and convenience. Users can easily
access their enterprise Intranet, transfer sensitive files and exchange
confidential e-mails from any location and from any PC. Data encryption is
transparent for employees, so users with minimal PC and security knowledge can
make the most of it immediately. The SEG is highly interoperable with existing
IT infrastructures, simplifying IT management and reducing total cost of
ownership for enterprises.
"The ecosystem surrounding authentication and authorization for Personal
Portable Security Device (PPSD)(*) has tremendous potential for innovation and
adoption," said Chris Christiansen, Program Vice President for IDC's Security
Products and Services group. "By adding secure portable data storage to PPSD,
the SEG increases security for individuals' identity and their personal
information while on the move."
"The Smart Enterprise Guardian represents a new category of multi-purpose
smart USB devices which ensure trusted business mobility," added Cedric
Collomb, senior vice-president, identity and access management at Gemalto.
"The synergies between Gemalto and Lexar will allow employees to work from
anywhere in a Windows environment, enjoying both security and freedom."
"We understand the Enterprise market's need for secure mobility, which is
why we are excited about our partnership with the leader in digital security,"
added Farshid Tabrizi, general manager of USB products at Lexar Media. "By
combining Lexar's secure Flash memory and Gemalto's .NET Smartcard Technology
the Smart Enterprise Guardian provides a unique solution for SMBs and
Enterprises by insuring data integrity and security on the device in addition
to digital identification capabilities supported natively in Windows Vista."
(*)IDC Defines the Personal Portable Security Device Market: An Evolving
Component of the Authentication and Authorization Ecosystem. #209061, October
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security
with pro forma 2006 annual revenues of EUR 1.7 billion, more than 85 offices
in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 R&D engineers.
In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our
lives, Gemalto's solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions
more convenient, secure and enjoyable.
Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the
development of software applications through design and production of secure
personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports, and tokens to the
deployment of managed services for its customers.
More than a billion people worldwide use the company's products and
services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity
management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, mass
transit and many other applications.
As the use of Gemalto's software and secure devices increases with the
number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is
poised to thrive over the coming years.
Gemalto was formed in June 2006 by the combination of Axalto and Gemplus.
For more information please visit www.gemalto.com
Lexar Media is a leading marketer and manufacturer of NAND flash and DRAM
memory products under the Lexar and Crucial brand names. Lexar also sells
flash memory products under the Kodak brand. For more information about Lexar,
visit www.lexar.com. For more information about Crucial products, visit
www.crucial.com, www.crucial.com/uk or www.crucial.com/eu. Lexar Media, Inc.
is a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc., and Lexar Media is a division of
Micron Europe Limited, a division of Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte. Ltd., and
a division of Micron Japan, Ltd.
About Micron Technology, Inc
Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of
advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron
manufactures and markets DRAMs, NAND flash memory, CMOS image sensors, other
semiconductor components, and memory modules for use in leading-edge
computing, consumer, networking and mobile products. Micron's common stock is
traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the MU symbol. To learn
more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit www.micron.com.
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