World’s First: Gemalto and Lexar Launch Microsoft Vista™-Compliant Security Device for Digital Identification and Data Storage
Smart Enterprise Guardian incorporates smart card security and advanced Flash storage encryption technology to strengthen trusted business mobility
Cartes tradeshow, Villepinte, France, and Arlington, VA, November 13, 2007–Gemalto, world leader in digital security, and Lexar Media, Inc., a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc. (NYSE: MU), a leader in advanced digital media and accessories, today introduced the Smart Enterprise Guardian (SEG), a unique USB (Universal Serial Bus) device that natively incorporates industry standards for protecting digital identities and sensitive documents. The SEG combines Gemalto’s .NET-based solution and Lexar’s hardware-based memory encryption technology to provide unrivaled secure mobility for SMBs and Enterprises. Gemalto is demonstrating the SEG at CARTES this week.
The SEG features an intuitive user interface, requires no software set-up and delivers the highest levels of security and convenience. Users can easily access their enterprise Intranet, transfer sensitive files and exchange confidential e-mails from any location and from any PC. Data encryption is transparent for employees, so users with minimal PC and security knowledge can make the most of it immediately. The SEG is highly interoperable with existing IT infrastructures, simplifying IT management and reducing total cost of ownership for enterprises.
“The ecosystem surrounding authentication and authorization for Personal Portable Security Device (PPSD)¹ has tremendous potential for innovation and adoption,” said Chris Christiansen, Program Vice President for IDC’s Security Products and Services group. “By adding secure portable data storage to PPSD, the SEG increases security for individuals’ identity and their personal information while on the move.”
“The Smart Enterprise Guardian represents a new category of multi-purpose smart USB devices which ensure trusted business mobility,” added Cédric Collomb, senior vice-president, identity and access management at Gemalto. “The synergies between Gemalto and Lexar will allow employees to work from anywhere in a Windows environment, enjoying both security and freedom.”
“We understand the Enterprise market’s need for secure mobility, which is why we are excited about our partnership with the leader in digital security,” added Farshid Tabrizi, general manager of USB products at Lexar Media. “By combining Lexar’s secure Flash memory and Gemalto’s .NET Smartcard Technology the Smart Enterprise Guardian provides a unique solution for SMBs and Enterprises by insuring data integrity and security on the device in addition to digital identification capabilities supported natively in Windows Vista.”
¹IDC Defines the Personal Portable Security Device Market: An Evolving Component of the Authentication and Authorization Ecosystem. #209061, October 2007. http://www.gemalto.com/enterprise
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security with pro forma 2006 annual revenues of €1.7 billion, more than 85 offices in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 R&D engineers.
In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our lives, Gemalto’s solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions more convenient, secure and enjoyable.
Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the development of software applications through design and production of secure personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports, and tokens to the deployment of managed services for its customers.
More than a billion people worldwide use the company’s products and services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, mass transit and many other applications.
As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.
Gemalto was formed in June 2006 by the combination of Axalto and Gemplus.
For more information please visit http://www.gemalto.com.
Lexar Media is a leading marketer and manufacturer of NAND flash and DRAM memory products under the Lexar and Crucial brand names. Lexar also sells flash memory products under the Kodak brand. For more information about Lexar, visit http://www.lexar.com. For more information about Crucial products, visit http://www.crucial.com, http://www.crucial.com/uk or http://www.crucial.com/eu. Lexar Media, Inc. is a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc., and Lexar Media is a division of Micron Europe Limited, a division of Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte. Ltd., and a division of Micron Japan, Ltd.
About Micron Technology, Inc
Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets DRAMs, NAND flash memory, CMOS image sensors, other semiconductor components, and memory modules for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking and mobile products. Micron’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit http://www.micron.com.
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