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BlockMaster Launches SafeConsole 4.0 To Enhance Usability And Security Of USB Devices

Software designed to provide better usability for employees and more control for administrators
December 15, 2009 " Washington, DC " BlockMaster (www.blockmastersecurity.com) a leading provider of secure USB devices, today launches SafeConsole 4.0, the web management software for SafeStick, the secure USB flash drive. The software is designed to provide better usability for employees and more control for administrators through a series of new features and range of licensing options.

The product has been designed to provide more adequate access control over USB flash drives, which are one of the main causes of data breaches. The new software incorporates several features to boost mobile productivity, while ensuring company information is completely secure.

SafeConsole 4.0 now includes:

Publisher - enables users to run a virtual laptop from any computer using a secure USB device. Feature securely deploys software even when drives are in field - a cost-efficient way to deploy solutions to mobile workers

Authorized Autorun - protects files and networks from one of the biggest malware threats which abuses the Autorun feature in Microsoft Windows when USB drives are plugged in

Backup - restores files if accidentally deleted, lost or misplaced by enabling drives to be re-created, which ensures minimal disruption to employee productivity

LockOut - prevents unapproved USB devices accessing the corporate network and provides the quickest solution on the market for port control of flash drives

"We are constantly evolving our product to provide a simple solution to the complex issue of security and usability," said Anders Pettersson, chief security officer at BlockMaster. "These new features will not only give administrators complete control over portable software, but also peace-of-mind that company information is always protected." SafeConsole now comes in three licensing options which organizations can upgrade to without any downtime depending on their need:

* SafeConsole Intro enforces the organization's password policy * SafeConsole Enforce includes the full range of policy enforcing features * SafeConsole Enforce & Enable multiplies the benefits of SafeStick and SafeConsole and enables all productivity boosting features

SafeConsole Intro edition is included for free with every order to enable organizations to protect all devices with company set policies. This is the only deal in the market that provides a management console bundled with USB drives to give complete control over portable information.

"SafeConsole 4.0 is by far the most feature rich and easy-to-use secure drive management software we have worked with," said Ron Crawford, president, Inside the Box and New York City-based security reseller. "It allows our customers to gain complete visibility and control over their USB storage devices and helps them to meet their compliancy needs." SafeConsole is based on a subscription model and starts at $14 per seat. Volume pricing is available. Please contact a local authorized BlockMaster reseller for more information. About BlockMaster

BlockMaster provides complete control of portable data. From SafeStick', the smallest, fastest and most secure USB drive in the world, to SafeConsole', its enterprise class life-cycle management tool, BlockMaster is the first choice for organisations wishing to get their business information locked, loaded and on-the-move in seconds.

Available worldwide through distribution in over 40 countries, BlockMaster is trusted to support the USB security needs of Fortune 500 businesses, government agencies and emergency services. Capable of securing up to 64 GB of data, SafeStick offers mandatory password protection and always-on encryption of all stored data. Easy to deploy, its unique SafeConsole allows administrators to track, manage and enforce acceptable use policy for every single drive, anywhere in the world.

For more information please visit: www.blockmastersecurity.com

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