SOURCE: Safend

June 07, 2005 16:27 ET

Safend to Demonstrate Security System for U3 Smart Drive Computing Platform

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 7, 2005 -- U3 GLOBAL DEVELOPER SUMMIT -- Safend, a leading endpoint security company headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will showcase two security solutions for the U3 smart drive computing platform. A special version of Safend Protector and Safend Auditor will be shown as new approaches to securing data on U3 powered USB smart drives to attendees at the U3 Global Developer Summit.

U3 powered USB smart drives transform the ubiquity of the USB flash drive into a private, portable and protected workspace that plugs into any computer. Safend's security infrastructure products detect which applications reside on each U3 smart drive and enforce corporate security policies. The U3 version of Safend Protector shields computers by protecting the communication ports to external devices and networks; the Safend Auditor for U3 identifies which U3 smart drives are connected to which computers. Safend's products complement network security, providing comprehensive all-around security policy enforcement while allowing the use of modern data storage technologies.

"Safend Protector will enable organizations to selectively approve or block applications running on U3 powered USB smart drives," said Gil Sever, Safend's Chief Executive Officer. "Safend expands its focus on securing endpoints by offering application level control on the U3 smart drive computing platform. We're pleased that U3 so clearly understands the need to secure U3 powered smart drives."

"Safend's Protector and Auditor for the U3 platform will provide important security features for U3 smart drives," said U3 Chief Technology Officer Gideon Shaanan. "Safend's development for this platform is indicative of our commitment to keeping customer data secure, and we are pleased to have Safend on board and at the Summit."


Safend, headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Philadelphia, PA, is committed to providing the world's most comprehensive end-point security solutions for the enterprise. Led by seasoned executives and security experts, Safend enables organizations to maximize productivity in the evolving communications world, without sacrificing security. The Company has been awarded the Red Herring Europe 100 for its products and corporate structure. For more information on Safend and its products, visit

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