Lexar Begins Shipping its Award-Winning SAFE PSD S1100 Secure
Enterprise-Class USB Personal Storage Device (PSD)

SAFE PSD S1100, with Embedded Device Access Control and 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption, Wins Prestigious “Best of Show” Award at Two Major CompTIA Conventions in 2006

FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lexar, a world leader in advanced digital media technologies, today announced that it has begun shipping its first enterprise-class USB Personal Storage Device, the SAFE PSD S1100 (acronym for Secure Access For Enterprise – Personal Storage Device) with multi-layered security architecture. The SAFE PSD S1100 has already gained widespread industry acclaim. In August 2006, it won the prestigious “Best of Show” award for “Best Hardware Product” at both the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Breakaway 2006 and CT Summit conferences, and on November 2nd it was awarded the same accolade at the CompTIA SMB Summit in Tucson, AZ. The SAFE PSD S1100 was also recognized for “Best Channel Strategy” at the Tucson CompTIA SMB Summit.

The S1100 was developed for enterprises and government agencies that want their employees to be able to store and access data on USB Flash drives, but also want to make sure that data is kept secure and private in case of device loss or theft. Two major components of the S1100’s security architecture are Lexar’s PSD-Lock technology, an embedded device access control technology that enables USB device locking, and onboard 256-bit “on-the-fly” AES hardware encryption.

“Our goal was to create a PSD that would meet enterprise requirements in the areas of security, device manageability and access control,” said Farshid Tabrizi, General Manager, USB Products at Lexar. “The recognition that our first enterprise-class USB Personal Storage Device has earned from experts at several industry events is extremely gratifying. We understand that by providing enterprises with personal storage devices designed with embedded device access control and hardware encryption based on industry standards, we not only address concerns about data loss and theft but we also aid enterprises with regulatory compliance issues regarding SOX and GLBA, in addition to satisfying an enterprise’s need to centrally manage PSDs.”

How the Lexar SAFE PSD S1100 Works
Lexar’s SAFE PSD S1100 seamlessly integrates into Microsoft Windows XP, providing a familiar user experience. The S1100’s PSD-Lock technology requires a mandatory passphrase in order to “unlock” the device and access data. Onboard 256-bit AES encryption automatically encrypts all of the device contents, including the passphrase, encryption keys, device firmware and user data. Each S1100 also supports a unique serial number as defined by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) that can be used for asset management purposes within an enterprise. In addition, the S1100 is designed to work with 3rd party centrally managed device access controls and policy enforcement solutions.

For instance, Lexar has partnered with SecureWave to integrate its S1100 product within SecureWave’s Sanctuary Device Control (sold separately) in order to meet the needs of today’s enterprises for comprehensive management of personal storage devices. This combination will enable enterprises to set policies that discover, monitor, control and audit all device usage. Sanctuary policies, in conjunction with the S1100’s onboard AES encryption features, will significantly reduce any organization’s risk associated with the use of removable mass storage devices.

The Lexar SAFE PSD S1100 solution is offered in 1GB and 2GB capacities, and is available through distribution where it will be sold exclusively to the Enterprise marketplace through the IT Enterprise VAR Channel. Please visit www.lexar.com/enterprise for more details.

About Lexar
Lexar, a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc., is a leading marketer and manufacturer of NAND flash memory products including memory cards, USB flash drives, card readers and ATA controller technology for the digital photography, consumer electronics, industrial and communications markets. Lexar also sells memory cards under the Kodak brand.

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 www.micron.com.

Lexar and the Lexar logo are trademarks of Lexar Media, Inc. Micron is a trademark of Micron Technology, Inc. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.