(PRWEB) August 1, 2005
You might not realize it, but each time you or your employees travel and use a computer that is not their own, private and sometimes confidential information is left behind. When you open a document from your USB drive a temporary copy is stored on the local drive, when you use the local browser you leave cookies, history of the visited sites and more. It is obvious that a professional security solution is required to ensure that this does not happen.
With capacities reaching that of a DVD and a physical size which enables carrying on a keychain, portable storage devices, mainly in the form of USB flash disks, have become a preferred method for moving data around. According to a report by Gartner, sales of these devices jumped from $136 Million in 2003 to $613 million in 2004, and is expect to reach $3 Billion by 2008. Many users carry their data on these portable drives, together with some application programs, instead of toting a portable PC. Once they get to a PC - at work, at an internet caf? or a customer site, they simply plug in their portable drive and work with their data. However, this poses several data security and privacy threats. Their small size, make USB flash drives easy to misplace or lose. Considering the fact that they may contain the equivalent data of more than 1000 floppy disks, this is a lot of data that can fall into the wrong hands. Another thing to consider is that while one may think that when working on any PC the data remains on the USB flash disk, the truth is that a lot of the data, together with personal information is left on temporary files on the hard disk of the PC in the course of normal work. Therefore users of portable drives need some special tools that will help them overcome the threat that their data will fall into unauthorized hands, or that their personal data will remain on the hosting PC where they did their work.
Two such products are Keynesis Lockngo Professional and Keynesis Portable Sweeper, for which their maker - Keynesis Ltd. released new versions today.
Keynesis Lockngo is a portable security product, which provides users with a simple to operate fast and robust solution for data protection on portable drives. It offers several levels of security - from file system encryption to full data 256-bit AES encryption and wipeout of deleted data. It also includes powerful command line tools for advanced users and system administrators, which are required to support multiple drives within the organization or perform batch operations.
In this new update Keynesis increased the maximum amount of data that can be encrypted, thus providing support to the increasing storage space provided by the latest portable drives.
Keynesis Portable Sweeper offers users of portable storage devices a friendly privacy protection solution that cleans personal data which may have otherwise been left behind on a host computer, to which the portable drive is plugged. Keynesis Portable Sweeper removes Internet private information such as: cookies, temporary files, visited sites history, address bar and also cleans from the computer system data such as search history, recent docs history, scandisk files, clipboard memory, temporary files directory, download program files directory, recycle bin, start/run history, swap file and recent network drives.
In this updated version a multi level wiping mechanism was added. Many users believe that deleting files removes them from the hard disk. In fact, the data remains on the disk and only information which is used by the operating system to access the data is modified so that accessing them through the operating system is no longer possible. However, using low level data reading and restoration tools this "deleted" information can be retrieved. The wiping mechanism writes random binary information to the area occupied by the deleted files and removes all traces of the original deleted data from the PC hard disk.
Keynesis is an innovative company focused on commercializing smart, friendly and intuitive products for the highly-demanding and fast-growing market of portable devices. Keynesis executes an aggressive marketing approach supported by rapid development of new products for the portable device market.
All Keynesis products share common attributes which address specifically the needs of applications for portable drives -they run directly from the portable storage device with no installation whatsoever on the PC. They are simple, intuitive, fast and small.
"The release of these updates is another step in providing solutions which address specific needs of users of portable drives, and emphasizes Keynesis' commitment to this market ." says Gilad Barak, the Business Development Manager of Keynesis.
For more information about Keynesis visit http://www.keynesis.com/news/pr10805.html.
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