SanDisk introduced Cruzer Professional and Cruzer Enterprise, two USB flash drives that deliver strong security and state-of-the-art speed, aim at business users.

Cruzer Professional and Cruzer Enterprise offer password
protection and "ironclad" data security through hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption.

Hardware-based encryption is much more reliable than the software-based security used in most consumer USB flash drives with password protection, because software-based protection relies on the host computer which can be compromised by spyware and other threats.

Cruzer Professional and Cruzer Enterprise are
plug-and-play devices, requiring no software installation so the drives will connect instantly to any computer running a modern version of Microsoft Windows.

Cruzer Professional and Cruzer Enterprise are also fast, with read speeds of 24 megabytes per second and write speeds of 20Mbps.

Cruzer Professional is primarily for individuals and small businesses who want to protect crucial data while also making it easy to share some selected files.

Cruzer Enterprise is primarily for medium and large organizations that require mandatory policy enforcement, central management and regulatory compliance.

Cruzer Professional and Cruzer Enterprise are both available now in the United States. They are expected to be available in Europe in July, and in Asia later this year.

Cruzer Professional comes in three capacities 1, 2 and 4GB from $54.99. Cruzer Enterprise comes in the same three capacities with prices from $74.99.