Press Releases

SanDisk Introduces Cruzer Enterprise Fips Edition, a USB Flash Drive Providing Government-Certified Security

Apr 8, 2008

With FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Certification, Cruzer Enterprise FIPS Edition Meets The Needs Of Government Agencies And Highly Regulated Industries

MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA, April 8, 2008 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today introduced Cruzer® Enterprise FIPS Edition, a USB flash drive with security certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the United States through its Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) program. Cruzer_Enterprise_FIPSEdition.jpg

Many government agencies require FIPS certification for portable storage devices, as do some private-sector companies in highly regulated industries such as financial services and healthcare. Based on SanDisk's secure Cruzer Enterprise flash drive, the new Cruzer Enterprise FIPS Edition has additional data protection features including:

  • A software self-test routine that automatically runs whenever the drive is powered up, to verify the drive's cryptographic function is intact.
  • Physical protection for the drive's internal security module to deter tampering.


Cruzer Enterprise FIPS Edition has received FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certification, and has also received the equivalent certification from Canada's CSEC (Communications Security Establishment Canada). The certification indicates that Cruzer Enterprise FIPS Edition has met NIST standards for design of the cryptographic module, for the strength of encryption algorithms, and for resistance to physical intrusion.

"Flash drives are a convenient and cost-effective way for IT managers to help their workforces become more mobile and more productive, but only if the drives offer the appropriate level of security," said Doron Peri, Product Marketing Manager for the Cruzer Enterprise product line in SanDisk's Enterprise Division. "With Cruzer Enterprise FIPS Edition, SanDisk can now meet the needs of organizations demanding the highest level of data protection."

Cruzer Enterprise FIPS Edition also offers all the features of the widely deployed Cruzer Enterprise, including:

  • Mandatory password-protection and hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption for all files stored on the drive.
  • Encryption keys never leave the drive, so they are safe from hacking attempts aimed at the host PC.
  • rdquo;Plug & Play" functionality on any PC - unlike many other secure flash drives, which first require installation of supporting software on the host machine.
  • Premium performance, with read speed of 24 megabytes (MB) per second and write speed of 20 MB/sec1.
  • Complete lifecycle management through SanDisk's CMC (Central Management & Control) server software. CMC provides password recovery and renewal through the network, remote termination of lost drives, central back-up and restore, and central usage tracking. This means data is not lost when a drive is lost, and IT administrators can provision a replacement flash drive with user files stored on the network.

Cruzer Enterprise FIPS Edition is available for order now in four capacities: 1 gigabyte (GB)2 for a list price of $87, 2 GB for a list price of $144, 4GB for a list price of $217, and 8GB for a list price of $385. 

SanDisk, a global leader in USB flash drives, is driving the convergence of secure portable storage, identity management and virtualization through its Enterprise Division to create a comprehensive solution for mobile professionals in enterprises and government agencies. Today, SanDisk's Enterprise Division offers solutions for securely storing and managing enterprise data, within and outside the enterprise environment. With the upcoming introduction of virtualization and identity and access management capabilities, SanDisk expects to allow IT managers to boost employee productivity by mobilizing the corporate computing environment through flexible, secure solutions that also reduce total cost of ownership. More information is available at

SanDisk Corporation, the inventor and world's largest supplier of flash storage cards, is a global leader in flash memory - from research, manufacturing and product design to consumer branding and retail distribution. SanDisk's product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise; embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for computers. SanDisk ( is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States.  

1Based on SanDisk internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device. 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes.

21 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity is not available for data storage.

TM: A Certification Mark of NIST, which does not imply product endorsement by NIST, the U.S. or Canadian Governments.

SanDisk's web site/home page address:
SanDisk's product and executive images can be downloaded from
For more Information visit:

SanDisk, the SanDisk logo and Cruzer are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s).

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including specifications, applications, markets, product pricing, customer acceptance and customers that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: our products may not perform as expected, no security technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, market demand for our products may grow more slowly than our expectations, these products may not be available when expected or at the prices expected, there may be a slower adoption rate than we expect for products in new markets that we are targeting, and the other risks detailed from time-to-time under the caption "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not intend to update the information contained in this press release. 

MEDIA CONTACT: SanDisk Corporation
  Mike Langberg
  (408) 801-7358



SanDisk Press Contact