SanDisk Enterprise Solutions Technology Alliance (SESTA)
Partners Will Work On Compatibility With SanDisk's
Secure Portable Storage Devices And Management Software
MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA, September 24, 2007 - SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today announced the SanDisk Enterprise Solutions Technology Alliance (SESTA), allowing partners to evaluate compatibility and interoperability of their products with SanDisk's secure portable hardware and supporting software, as well as join with SanDisk to raise awareness of best practices in endpoint and portable data security. SESTA is backed by a roster of founding partners including Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.; Citrix Systems Inc.; McAfee Inc.; RSA, The Security Division of EMC; and VeriSign, Inc.
"We are honored to have such prestigious founding partners for SESTA," said Roy Ramati, vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Division at SanDisk. "These industry leaders are joining with us because they recognize the importance IT managers and security executives place on the interoperability of IT solutions. 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."
Executives of the founding companies described the opportunities they see in joining SESTA:
Other companies with cutting-edge security solutions are among the founding partners of SESTA, including:
SESTA provides technical and marketing support to partners who want to evaluate and promote the compatibility of their products with SanDisk's offerings for the enterprise market. The alliance is also intended as a resource for IT professionals to learn how offerings from SanDisk and SESTA partners work together to provide comprehensive enterprise storage solutions.
SanDisk's current offerings for the enterprise market include the Cruzer® Enterprise USB flash drive with virtually ironclad data security through hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption, and SanDisk CMC (Central Management & Control) client/server software, which allows an IT department to remotely manage Cruzer Enterprise drives. CMC features include password recovery and renewal through the network, remote termination of lost drives, central back-up and restore, and central usage tracking and auditing. More information on SESTA is available online at www.sandisk.com/sesta.
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world's largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, California, and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S.
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No security technology is 100% secure, and therefore SanDisk cannot guarantee your data will be free from unauthorized access, use or destruction.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for new product applications, markets, 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: market demand for our products may grow more slowly than our expectations or there may be a slower adoption rate for these products in new markets that we are targeting, our products may not perform as expected, not all products may be compatible with other products, no security technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, 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, our Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not intend to update the information contained in this press release.
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