Lexar Media announced the second generation of its JumpDrive Secure USB flash drive. Version 2.0 features government-approved 256-bit AES file encryption, compatibility with USB 2.0, and security software that allows you to designate private and public zones, with a specified number of megabytes in each, that are encrypted and password-protected or open to anyone.
The JumpDrive Secure is also a rugged drive that’s impact-resistant and small enough to put on your keychain or throw in your pocket. According to Dave Klenske, Lexar Media’s Director of Product Marketing, it’s “the perfect flash drive for anyone who carries sensitive files which need to be protected from unauthorized viewing.”
You’ll be able to find JumpDrive Secure 2.0 in February in three sizes: 128MB (US$49.99), 256MB ($79.99), and 512MB ($159.99). The drive itself requires no drivers and works with Mac OS 8.6 and higher, as well as Mac OS X, but the security software requires Mac OS X.