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10/09/2007

SmartLine Inc joins SanDisk Enterprise Solutions Technology Alliance (SESTA).

SmartLine Inc, a worldwide leader in endpoint device control security, announced today that it has become a member of the SanDisk® Enterprise Solutions Technology Alliance (SESTA) program. SESTA (www.sandisk.com/sesta) supports compatibility testing of ISV (independent software vendor) products with SanDisk’s secure portable solutions and the development of strategic and technology alliances with SanDisk. SmartLine Inc has become one of SESTA’s first members.

The widespread proliferation and uncontrolled use of large-capacity removable storage devices is becoming one of the most critical risks for corporate IT security. To safeguard against device-related data leaks, organizations that process highly-sensitive or classified information are deploying complex endpoint security solutions composed of complementary products from multiple vendors. To ensure the high availability of their IT services, corporate customers are demanding that these heterogeneous products work together seamlessly. Established in response to this demand, SESTA is a means to deliver higher value security solutions to corporate customers, while minimizing their IT security management and administration overhead.

SmartLine’s membership in SESTA is the latest step in the two companies’ coordinated effort to ensure the full compatibility of SmartLine’s DeviceLock® software product suite with SanDisk’s encrypted USB drives, including the recently released Cruzer® Enterprise devices.

Featuring a comprehensive central management platform fully integrated with Microsoft Active Directory®, DeviceLock® enables security administrators to precisely control, online monitor, shadow-copy, log, and analyze end-user access to all types of devices and local ports on their personal computers, as well as automatically block operations of any hardware keyloggers.

Cruzer Enterprise is a high-speed USB flash drive that delivers strong security to medium and large organizations requiring comprehensive policy enforcement, central management and regulatory compliance. Cruzer Enterprise features mandatory password protection and enforces data security through hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption for the entire drive, so all files are encrypted if the drive is lost or stolen.

With its many corporate customers from security-sensitive industries worldwide and recognized leadership in endpoint device control technologies, SmartLine is a great addition to our Alliance,” said Ella Taran Katz, Director of Business Development, Enterprise Division, at SanDisk. ”We are also delighted with SmartLine’s fast response to our requirements. Our common customers will immediately benefit from the streamlined intercommunication between our companies.”

Our membership in the SanDisk Enterprise Solutions Technology Alliance reaffirms SmartLine’s strong commitment to customer support and service excellence,” emphasized Ashot Oganesyan, SmartLine Inc Founder and CTO. “Complementary endpoint security technologies and products are going to converge into single solutions in the emerging endpoint security market. SanDisk, an international leader in personal storage devices and secure portable solutions, is a great partner to have in delivering such solutions. We at SmartLine clearly realize the extraordinary opportunities that our membership in SESTA creates for a stronger technological alliance with SanDisk for the benefit of our customers.”

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