SanDisk has announced a new version of its Cruzer Enterprise flash drive. Developed for organizations demanding the highest level of data protection, the Cruzer Enterprise FIPS Edition features a software self-test routine to to verify its cryptographic function as well as physical protection to prevent tampering.

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today introduced Cruzer Enterprise FIPS Edition, a USB flash drive with security certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the United States through its Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) program. 

Many government agencies require FIPS certification for portable storage devices, as do some private-sector companies in highly regulated industries such as financial services and healthcare. Based on SanDisk’s secure Cruzer Enterprise flash drive, the new Cruzer Enterprise FIPS Edition has additional data protection features including:

  • A software self-test routine that automatically runs whenever the drive is powered up, to verify the drive’s cryptographic function is intact.
  • Physical protection for the drive’s internal security module to deter tampering.
The Cruzer Enterprise FIPS Edition is available now in capacities ranging from 1GB to 8GB. If you'd like to read more, SanDisk's entire press release can be found here.