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Launch of hardware encrypted flash drive

22/03/2014

Cardwave announces launch of USB 3.0, hardware encrypted flash drive, SafeToGo™

Devizes, United Kingdom – Cardwave are proud to announce the launch of their new hardware encrypted USB drive SafeToGoTM. Cardwave, a trusted expert in flash memory solutions has partnered with BlockMaster, a leading developer of encryption software, to produce the next generation of highly secure USB3.0 compliant flash drives. The new device will typically work at 2 to 3 times faster than a conventional USB2.0 device and is the first USB3.0 flash drive to be awarded the SafeConsoleReady mark by BlockMaster.

SafeToGoTM is a fully robust, hardware encrypted USB3.0 flash drive that meets the security requirements for organisations that use USB flash drives for carrying confidential data. SafeToGoTM offers enterprise grade security with 100% hardware encryption and password protection. SafeToGoTM is not only practical being both plug-and-play and compatible with multiple operating systems, it can also be fully managed through the BlockMaster SafeConsole server that has been upgraded to include support for ShieldShare – a secure file sharing solution for businesses.

‘Data security should be the highest priority when employees handle and travel with sensitive information. It is becoming commonplace to read about serious data losses as unencrypted USB devices are mislaid by employees, and organisations are exposed not only to commercially damaging information leaks, but significant fines that can be many thousands of pounds.’ says Paul Norbury, Cardwave CEO.

His comments come after a number of articles in recent years detailing the catastrophic effects of breaches in data security and the consequence of not using encrypted USB drives.

‘Organisations can lose control of the location and security of their data very quickly. For this reason, it is vital that companies deploy the right solutions and use hardware encrypted flash drives that are backed by comprehensive security strategies’ stated Norbury.

About Cardwave®

Based in Wiltshire, Cardwave is a globally recognised expert in flash memory technology. Cardwave works with customers of all sizes across the world providing specialist expertise to organisations working with flash memory. The business provides value-add services, end-to-end project management and consultancy solutions.

About BlockMaster

BlockMaster creator of ShieldShare and SafeConsole holds several major patents within encryption, file handling, data leak prevention and antivirus technology. Founded in 2004 BlockMaster is listed as one of Europe’s fastest growing tech companies by Deloitte.

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