Portable devices get improved security

With the increase in valuable enterprise data being carried by mobile workers, companies may be nervous about business plans...

With the increase in valuable enterprise data being carried by mobile workers, companies may be nervous about business plans falling into the wrong hands. To address this concern, Memory Experts International has launched a product to protect data even when a laptop or personal digital assistant is stolen.

The company's Clipdrive Bio portable storage device can only be accessed by the user's fingerprint. The device's internal scanner stores the user's fingerprint, which then has to be placed on a reader whenever the data needs to be accessed. All data can be encrypted on a partitioned section of the device for extra security.

Clipdrive Bio plugs into USB drives of portable devices and can store up to 2Gbytes of data - more than enough for content-sensitive presentations or spreadsheets.

l Businesses deploying wireless Lans can now easily set up secure printer connections with the Pocketpro USB Wireless Print Server from Troy.

The print server is designed for use in companies where network cables are either impractical or too expensive, or where printers tend to be moved frequently, either around the building or to different locations, such as at a conference.

Security is handled by either the basic Wired Equivalent Privacy protocol or the more secure end-to-end connections delivered through the Tunnelled Transport Layer security protocol. Pocketpro supports any 802.11-based wireless Lan and costs about £170.

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