TECH BRIEF

SafeStick secure USB flash drive supports media files

BlockMaster this week introduced SafeStick SuperSonic, a secure USB flash drive. The drive boasts write speeds of up to 23 megabits/sec and read speeds up to 33 megabits/sec, BlockMaster representatives said. Designed to support media files, the SuperSonic comes with AES 256-bit hardware encryption.

“Unsecure portable devices are still being used as other more secure devices are often sluggish,” said Anders Pettersson, chief security officer at BlockMaster. “This means users just ‘take their chances,’ no matter what the corporate security policy says.” SafeStick provides access to files in seconds, so users don’t have to make a choice between speed and security, he said.

Available up to 64G, the SuperSonic is ruggedized and waterproof, the company said. The SuperSonic can be managed through SafeConsole, BlockMaster’s Web-based management tool that lets users manage and audit files, reset passwords and apply custom policies to SafeSticks.

Available now, a 4G stick costs $106 and an 8G one costs $188.

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Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.

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