RSA 2008: Two-factor authentication on SanDisk Secure USB flash drives
SanDisk Corporation announced the ability to deploy, store and use RSA SecurID software tokens from RSA on SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise USB flash drives. Now available for order, this “two-for-one” solution gives users a single device for secure data storage and two-factor authentication, an alternative to carrying both a flash drive and a separate hardware authenticator.
Cruzer Enterprise is managed by SanDisk’s CMC (Central Management & Control) server software, making it easy for IT managers to provision and monitor flash drives throughout their lifecycle. At the same time, Cruzer Enterprise flash drives that contain RSA SecurID software tokens provide two-factor authentication capabilities for remote and mobile network access – requiring something users have (the one-time passcode generated on the drive, used with or without a PIN) and something users know (the drive’s password).
SanDisk has certified interoperability between Cruzer Enterprise Flash Drives and RSA SecurID technology through the RSA Secured Partner Program, which enables interoperability partners to embed RSA technology within their products and solutions. The RSA Secured program includes a formalized certification process that puts each product through a series of tests to ensure that the end-user is getting the maximum available benefits from an interoperable solution.
SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise flash drives protect all files with advanced hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption. Users are also required to create a complex password during the set-up process. The combination of encryption and password protection makes it extremely difficult for unauthorized users to access data if the drive is lost or stolen. Cruzer Enterprise – available in 1, 2, 4 and 8 gigabyte capacities – is also fast, with read speed of 24 megabytes per second and write speed of 20 MB/sec2.