Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 18, 2013
Many users of smartphones and tablets are now armed with an additional layer of Android mobile security with the availability of the LOK-IT Android Security Pack, as announced by Systematic Development Group, the developer of the award winning LOK-IT Secure Flash Drive®.
The Android Security Pack consists of three components, the first being a LOK-IT Secure Flash Drive. LOK-IT is an encrypted USB flash drive that has an onboard PIN-pad for user authentication. Importantly, no software or passwords are needed for this authentication step, which allows LOK-IT to be used on Android and any other Operating System. Most other secure USB flash drives use software, not hardware, for user authentication and is why they are not compatible with Android.
Also included in the Android Security Pack are the two variations of USB On-the-Go (OTG) connectors that provide the ability for LOK-IT to connect to USB OTG compatible devices. A listing of many of these compatible devices is available on the product website – USB OTG Compatible Smartphones and Tablets.
The final component of the solution is the LOK-IT File Sync app. The app makes it extremely easy to sync, transfer or copy files between an Android device and LOK-IT.
The need to have instant access to large files and share those files with others is often a cumbersome task for mobile device users. "Cloud may not be enough. There is a speed problem working with large files," says Vineet Jain, CEO of Egnyte, a cloud storage provider.
Easy access to files is not the only issue with the expanded use of smartphones and laptops, so is the security of mobile data. A growing focus is on the need to encrypt confidential data at all times, especially for those dealing with personal identification information or medical records. The loss of a portable device that is carrying this data but not encrypted can prove costly.
IdentifyTheft.Info reports that 15 million US residents are victimized by identity theft annually. Data breach incidents cost organizations an average of $5.5 million per breach, according to the most recent data breach cost study completed by the Ponemon Institute.
“Business travelers know that solid connectivity to the Internet is not a sure thing, yet most smartphones and tablets depend upon WIFI or cellular connectivity in order to retrieve files. In addition, these devices are easily lost and prime targets for theft. Without a backup plan, business travelers can be unproductive or maybe even have wasted an entire trip,” stated President of SDG, George Wolf. “The ability to easily access those important files that are stored securely can prove invaluable. This is exactly what the LOK-IT Android Security Pack provides.”
About Systematic Development Group
SDG is the developer, manufacturer and distributor of the LOK-IT Secure Flash Drive®. LOK-IT protects all contents with 256-bit AES hardware encryption and provides the means for authentication via an onboard PIN-pad, utilizing the patents pending DataLock® technology from ClevX, LLC. LOK-IT is completely Operating System independent, working with any O/S including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Chrome, Symbian, and even embedded systems found in office equipment and medical devices.
LOK-IT is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified and is the preferred choice to secure portable data for large enterprises, healthcare organizations, government agencies and armed forces worldwide. LOK-IT File Sync is available for download from the Google Play Store. The LOK-IT Android Security Pack can be purchased at http://www.AndroidSecurityPack.com.