SanDisk Enterprise Solutions Technology Alliance (SESTA) Partners Will
Work on Compatibility with SanDisk's Secure Portable Storage Devices and
MILPITAS, CALIF., September 24 /CNW/ - SanDisk(R) 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 Ltd.; Citrix
Systems Inc.; McAfee Inc.; RSA, The Security Division of EMC; and VeriSign,
"We are honoured to have such prestigious founding partners for SESTA,"
said Roy Ramati, vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Division
at SanDisk. "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
Executives of the founding companies described the opportunities they see
in joining SESTA:
-- Check Point: "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," said Bob Egner, vice president of product management at
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
-- Citrix: "As the global leader in application delivery infrastructure,
Citrix is always looking to simplify information access. We believe SESTA will
help us develop new ways of delivering that access through SanDisk's secure
portable storage devices," said Chris Fleck, VP of Partner Development at
Citrix Systems Inc.
-- McAfee: "Data leakage is a growing problem and we applaud SanDisk's
work to embed security in its enterprise storage solutions. As one of the
leaders in data loss prevention, and a founding member of SESTA, we are
working closely with SanDisk and seek to ensure that corporate data remains
safe," said Vimal Solanki, senior director of marketing for McAfee.
-- RSA: "SESTA offers RSA an opportunity to advance interoperability
with SanDisk's leading enterprise products and to raise awareness of the risks
and opportunities inherent in today's enterprise IT environment. RSA's
commitment to delivering choice in strong authentication is rooted in our
belief that enterprises should get the benefits of stronger security in the
devices they already use," said Christopher Young, vice president and general
manager, Identity and Access Assurance Group, RSA, The Security Division of
-- VeriSign: "The combination of Open Authentication (OATH) compliant
VeriSign(R) Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service with SanDisk's
extensive storage capabilities help our enterprise customers provide consumers
with another option for convenient, two-factor authentication for online
identity protection. From credit card-style authentication devices and mobile
phone software tokens to SanDisk secure USB flash drives, the options
supported by VIP technology allow companies to offer their customers form
factors designed to fit individual needs and usage preferences," said Fran
Rosch, vice president, Authentication Services, VeriSign.
Other companies with cutting-edge security solutions are among the
founding partners of SESTA, including:
-- Applied Identity, Inc.
-- Centennial Software Limited
-- Diversinet Corp.
-- LC Technology International Inc.
-- Lumension Security (formerly SecureWave)
-- Promisec Ltd.
-- RedCannon Security Inc.
-- SmartLine Inc.
-- Sweet Spot Solutions Inc.
-- Tablus, Inc.
-- 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(R) 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. CMC features include password
recovery and renewal through the network, remote termination of lost drives,
central back-up and restore, and central usage tracking and auditing. More
information on SESTA is available online at www.sandisk.com/sesta.
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the
world's largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its
patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is
headquartered in Milpitas, California, and has operations worldwide, with more
than half its sales outside the U.S.
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No security technology is 100% secure, and therefore SanDisk cannot
guarantee your data will be free from unauthorized access, use or destruction.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including
expectations for new product applications, markets, and customers that are
based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties
that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that
may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among
others: market demand for our products may grow more slowly than our
expectations or there may be a slower adoption rate for these products in new
markets that we are targeting, our products may not perform as expected, not
all products may be compatible with other products, no security technology can
be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and the other risks detailed from
time-to-time under the caption "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our Securities
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