New Version of NTI Ninja Security Software Runs Off the USB Device
Enables Secure Data Access from Any PC—Even PCs that Do Not Have Ninja Software Previously Loaded
LAS VEGAS, NV (January 10, 2007) – NewTech Infosystems, Inc. (NTI), announced today a new version of NTI Ninja™, the preferred data security solution for users and manufacturers of USB Flash and other external USB drives. In addition to the user-adjustable partitioning, anti-tamper encryption and password protection that have made NTI Ninja so popular, the new version has been enhanced with a new level of convenience. Users can now access the secured data stored on their private partition from any PC, anywhere – there is no need to pre-install Ninja on the PC to access the users’ private data.
"Flash drives are ideal for the growing number of business people, students, and consumers who want to keep their digital data with them wherever they go," said Bill Yao, NTI president and CEO. "In addition to being able to store, protect, and share the information on these devices, users also want convenient access, and that is what NTI Ninja delivers. Users can now access the private data stored on their Ninja-protected USB device from any PC without having to pre-load the Ninja software on the PC."
According to Gartner research, the market for USB flash drives is expected to grow from $572 million this year to $1.7 billion in 2007. Unfortunately, the same features that have made USB portable devices so popular—their small, compact size—makes them vulnerable to being lost or stolen.
While the password protection applications that are included with some flash drives offer protection against unauthorized access or stolen data, they create a problem for users that want to share data on their portable devices without having to reveal their password.
NTI Ninja provides quick self-defense against unauthorized access by using 128-bit driver-level encryption technology to create a private partition on the USB device. The user simply enters a desired size for the public partition and Ninja will automatically set the size of the private partition based on the total capacity of the USB device. After entering a password and a password hint, the user only needs to click Start and their new Ninja device will be created in a snap. With this approach, users can easily access and share commonly used data on the public partition while simultaneously hiding and restricting access to confidential data on the private partition.
NTI Ninja uses a triple data encryption algorithm (3DES) as the foundation for its128-bit driver-level encryption technology to ensure that sensitive data in the private partition cannot be accessed in case the drive is ever lost or stolen. NTI Ninja supports FAT, FAT32, and NTFS formats and can be used on virtually any USB storage device including flash drives, micro drives, and external hard drives.
Designed for PCs running Windows® 2000/XP/Vista™, NTI Ninja software has an MSRP of US$24.99. The software is available via the exclusive NTI Ninja website at www.NTINinja.com
as well as NTI’s corporate online store at www.NTIus.com
. OEM versions of NTI Ninja can also be licensed to OEMs and other vendors for software bundling. Site licensing is available directly to corporate and institutional customers at a discount price based on volume.
About NewTech Infosystems (NTI)
NewTech Infosystems ("NTI") is an industry leading developer of powerful, feature-rich, and easy-to-use software for Digital Media and Storage Management. NTI has developed and delivered innovative digital media and data storage solutions since being founded in 1993. As a pioneer in the world of CD burning technologies and software, NTI released the world’s first CD copy software in 1995. Today, NTI’s CD/DVD burning engine has an installed base of over 80 million users worldwide. NTI offers innovative products to retail customers as well as volume licensing and OEM products. NTI is headquartered at 5 Mason Drive, Suite 150, Irvine, CA 92618. Phone: +1-949-421-0720, Fax: +1-949-421-0750 www.NTIus.com
. Additional offices are located in Guangdon Province, China, and Taipei, Taiwan.