11/12/2003 - M-Systems' (Nasdaq: FLSH) Smart DiskOnKey platform makes it easier than ever to secure personal data, with the release of EasyTrust, an intuitive security application designed for Smart DiskOnKey devices. Nullifying the traditional method of continually entering passwords to access secure information, EasyTrust requires the password once, forming a symbiotic relationship between the DiskOnKey and the users' chosen computers offering constant data protection. Designed into the latest Smart DiskOnKey technology which combines hardware and software as a complete security solution EasyTrust takes inherently complex technology and makes it simple through an intuitive graphical user interface making it the most unique USB flash drive security solution on the market.
"EasyTrust eliminates the need to choose between security and ease-of-use, offering convenience combined with powerful encrypted security," said Blaine Phelps, worldwide marketing manager for M-Systems' DiskOnKey. "EasyTrust is like a high-tech vault door -- after an end-user unlocks the door for the first time with an initial password, it will recognize the user in the future, automatically opening only for them and immediately shutting and locking itself forbidding others from entering."
How EasyTrust Works
Like the DiskOnKey, EasyTrust was designed to provide users with an easy-to-use application for securing critical data. EasyTrust is automatically initiated when the DiskOnKey is plugged into the USB port using the Autorun feature that simulates the same functionality a CD does when its placed into a CD drive. Once the primary handshake between the computer and the EasyTrust enabled DiskOnKey is made, the user has the choice of "trusting" the computer. "Trusting" the computer allows the user to never have to enter their password again after the first time on that specific computer, thus forming a bond between the DiskOnKey and their trusted computer. When the DiskOnKey is used on another computer, the user will be asked upon initiation to enter their password and "trust" this new PC, leaving it up to the user to define which PC should be trusted. The EasyTrust security application resides on the DiskOnKey, where data encryption and decryption is all done through the device's revolutionary DOK T4 ASIC, impeding hacker attacks to information stored on the device.
EasyTrust offers advanced security that is nearly invisible to the user, allowing partners to choose from several data encryption levels including DES, Triple DES and SHA1. Its hardware security features tamperproof and "electronic" innovations ensuring that physical hacking of the device is also made impenetrable, thus continuing to secure the digital assets of the user. EasyTrust is also capable of working between Macs and PCs.
About M-Systems' Smart DiskOnKey Platform
The Smart DiskOnKey platform is comprised of unique patented solutions offering top tier partners the option to choose from M-Systems' existing product line or to design their own form factor while still using M-Systems' internal architecture. The award-winning DiskOnKey product line offers the fastest data transfer speeds combined with trusted quality, reliability, ease- of-use and assurance that information will be secured. Furthermore M-Systems' Smart DiskOnKey platform offers partners unparalleled computing capability with the flexibility to extend the use of the device beyond simple storage to meet any variety of requirements. M-Systems' patented flash management software, True Flash File System (TrueFFS), is an integral component to the Smart DiskOnKey platform. TrueFFS transparently provides full flash media management offering unsurpassed data integrity and assurance.
M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH) is a leader and innovator of flash-based data storage products known as flash disks. M-Systems' flash disks provide the functionality of a mechanical hard drive in a silicon chip. M-Systems' products are based on its patented TrueFFS® technology and target applications in a vast array of markets, including connected devices, mobile and telecom. M-Systems' products include the DiskOnChip®, DiskOnKey® and Fast Flash Disk (FFDTM) product families. For more information, please contact M-Systems at www.m-sys.com.
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