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SanDisk Forms Enterprise Technology Alliance

SanDisk recently formed the SanDisk Enterprise Solutions Technology Alliance (SESTA) that will allow partners to evaluate compatibility and interoperability of their products with SanDisk's secure portable hardware and supporting software. SESTA is backed by a roster of companies that includes Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Citrix Systems Inc., McAfee Inc., RSA (The Security Division of EMC), and VeriSign Inc. "These industry leaders are joining with us because they recognize the importance IT managers and security executives place on the interoperability of IT solutions," Roy Ramati, vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Division at SanDisk, said in a statement. "Beyond compatibility testing, we hope SESTA will be a launch pad for numerous strategic and technology alliances among partners to help our mutual customers cope with their ongoing security challenges." SESTA gives partners technical and marketing support, and enable IT professionals to learn how SanDisk and SESTA partners work together on storage solutions. SanDisk's current offerings include the Cruzer Enterprise USB flash drive with data security through hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption, and its CMC (Central Management & Control) client/server software, which allows an IT department to remotely manage Cruzer Enterprise drives.

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