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Press Release - Aleratec PortaStor USB Flash Drives

Aleratec’s New PortaStor Secure 256-Bit AES
Encrypted USB Flash Drives

Chatsworth, CA - May 10, 2011 – Today, Aleratec launched its new PortaStor Secure family of 256-bit AES encrypted USB flash drives. These highly secure flash drives feature hardware encryption for fast, dependable performance and superior ease-of-use.

The USB flash drive is one of the most widely used tools for transporting important data and multimedia files due to its size, convenience and near-universal compatibility. However, these same strengths make flash drives vulnerable to loss, theft and other potential breaches in security. Financial data, business proposals, research, development plans and any other confidential materials stored on flash drives are at high risk of falling into the wrong hands and being compromised.

The PortaStor Secure family of USB flash drives addresses this risk by providing a secure partition for confidential files. All information in this secure partition is encrypted using a time proven, always-on hardware encryption method known as 256-bit AES that was approved by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in 2001. This encryption method has become a worldwide standard. It renders all data in the secure partition useless to anyone without authorized access. For even greater security, this secure partition is automatically formatted after six invalid login attempts.

"Whether it's confidential government documents or personal financial information, most of our customers work regularly with sensitive data files," said Perry Solomon, President and CEO. "The PortaStor Secure line of USB flash drives gives them the ability to protect their information, while maintaining all of the convenience and features of a typical USB flash drive."

Aleratec's PortaStor Secure USB flash drives are available in four sizes to fit any application: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB. Each drive can be managed without any additional software installation required. The management application is stored right on the PortaStor drive. For the greatest flexibility, users can even specify the size of the secure and non-secure partitions.

Price and Availability
The Aleratec PortaStor Secure family of products is available for shipment now with the following Estimated Retail Prices (ERP) from Aleratec's dedicated resellers and distribution partners.

The Aleratec PortaStor Secure, 16GB $75.99
The Aleratec PortaStor Secure, 8GB $58.99
The Aleratec PortaStor Secure, 4GB $42.99
The Aleratec PortaStor Secure, 2GB $40.99

The full line of Aleratec products and accessories is featured at Adorama, Amazon.com, ANTOnline.com, Barnes & Noble, B&H Photo Video, Best Buy, Buy.com, CDW, Circuit City.com, CompUSA.com, Data Vision, Dell, HP, Insight, J & R, Kmart, Mac Connection, MacMall, Meijer, Micro Center, NewEgg.com, Office Depot, PC Connection, PC Mall, RadioShack, RitzCamera.com, Sears, ShopMyExchange.com, Tech Depot, Tiger Direct, and Wal-Mart in addition to other leading US retailers. Government and Education customers may purchase from Government and Education Specialists including B&H Photo Video Gov, Best Buy for Business Gov/Ed, CDW-G, EnPointe, Global Gov/Ed, GovConnection, GOVPLACE, GTSI, Insight Gov, PC Mall Gov, SARCOM, Shi.com, ShopMyExchange.com, Softchoice, SoftMart, Sparco.com, TIG, and Unisys. All products are available to resellers in the U.S. through D&H Distributing, Ingram Micro, and Tech Data; in Canada through D&H Canada and Ingram Micro Canada; in Latin America and the Caribbean through Tech Data Miami.

The Aleratec PortaStor Secure, 16GB (Aleratec P/N 380106, D&H Distributing SKU 380106, Ingram Micro SKU GF5425, Tech Data SKU 66189W)

The Aleratec PortaStor Secure, 8GB (Aleratec P/N 380105, D&H Distributing SKU 380105, Ingram Micro SKU GF5426, Tech Data SKU 66190W)

The Aleratec PortaStor Secure, 4GB (Aleratec P/N 380104, D&H Distributing SKU 380104, Ingram Micro SKU GF5427, Tech Data SKU 66191W)

The Aleratec PortaStor Secure, 2GB (Aleratec P/N 380103, D&H Distributing SKU 380103, Ingram Micro SKU GF5428, Tech Data SKU 66192W)

About Aleratec Inc
Aleratec creates "Prosumers' Choice" professional-grade duplicators for hard disk drives, USB flash drives, flash memory and optical discs(BD/DVD/CD), as well as optical disc publishers, blank media, disc shredders, disc repair and related accessories, at consumer-friendly prices. The company's commitment to quality and its customers has produced product lines which regularly win industry accolades for their innovation, reliability and ease-of-use. For more information, please visit www.aleratec.com or contact us toll free at 866-77-ALERATEC (866-772-5372). You can also follow Aleratec at Blog.Aleratec.com, Facebook.com/Aleratec, Twitter.com/Aleratec and on YouTube.com/Aleratec.
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