Wed, Oct 22 2008 12:49
SanDisk puts antivirus on flash drive
SanDisk Corp. has stepped up its efforts to
convince corporate users that USB sticks are a secure medium, adding
built-in antivirus capability to its latest Cruzer drive.
files copied or saved to the latest Cruzer Enterprise USB drive will
automatically be scanned by a McAfee heuristics algorithm and antivirus
engine that loads every time the drive is used. If it detects infected
files being copied from a PC, all further transfers will be disallowed
form that machine, stopping their spread.
The feature addresses
the oft-made accusation that USB sticks can act like the floppy drives
of old, allowing malware to circumvent firewalls and gateways if an
infected drive is brought back into the network.
Story at computerworld.com
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