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Discretix’s CryptoFlash Selected by SanDisk for Incorporation in Highly Secure Mobile Flash Storage Products

San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2004

Discretix, a leading provider of embedded security solutions for mobile devices, smart cards and mass storage announced today that SanDisk® (Nasdaq: SNDK), the world’s leading memory card vendor, has licensed its CryptoFlash™, Discretix’s recently released embedded security solution for flash memory. SanDisk and Discretix are working together to incorporate Discretix’s crypto technology into SanDisk’s advanced, highly secure memory cards.

CryptoFlash includes hardware core intellectual property that enables high data rate, on-the-fly, cryptographic performance without any performance degradation. In addition, the CryptoFlash™ solution includes a broad range of infrastructure security software modules. CryptoFlash™ will be integrated into SanDisk’s latest generation flash microcontroller that is targeted at enabling e-commerce applications in secure mobile phones. Robust, high performance security is expected to open new applications for SanDisk’ Flash storage cards. SanDisk expects to introduce the first crypto-secure products incorporating the Discretix technology in the first half of 2005.

“We selected the Discretix’s CryptoFlash after an extensive evaluation of alternative solutions because we concluded that it offers a complete, superior security solution that is highly flexible and responsive to different mobile security applications,” said SanDisk CEO and president, Eli Harari. “We view cryptographic security as an important element in our strategy of enabling new and exciting applications for mobile storage in the coming years, and are very pleased with our cooperation with the Discretix team,” he added.

“We could ask for no better endorsement of the CryptoFlash solution, than having SanDisk as a partner,” said Discretix CEO Gal Salomon.

“SanDisk has a history for innovation and the combination of mass storage and security has the ability to bring exciting products to new markets,” he added.

About Discretix

Discretix is a leading provider of security solutions for resource-constrained environments such as mobile handsets, SmartPhones, PDAs, smartcards, storage cards, and WLAN devices. Discretix provides a multi-layered security architecture including hardware, firmware and software. Discretix’ flexible and modular solutions utilise the company’s robust, high performance and cost effective cryptographic building blocks.

About CryptoFlash

Discretix’ CryptoFlash is the industry leading solution for securing flash cards. It is a multi-layered solution with the hardware IP Core layer ensuring robust, high-end security while maintaining cost-effective design with minimum gate-count and unparalleled performance. The CryptoFlash firmware layer ensures smooth operation and easy integration. Its building block design enables customers to choose the solution they need without unnecessary extras.

CryptoFlash provides all major standard bulk encryption, hashing and PKI algorithms as well as implementation for secure storage. These components provide the foundation for security applications.

Reader Contact Information:

North America:

Discretix Inc., 2929 Campus Dr. Suite 410, San Mateo, CA 94403, Tel: +1 650-357- 9084; Fax: +1 650-357-9088, Web:


Discretix, Ltd., 45 Hamelacha Street, 42504 Netanya, Israel, Tel: +972-9-885-8810, Fax +972-9-885-8820,

Discretix and CryptoFlash are trademarks of Discretix, Ltd.

Other product and trade names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Press contacts:

Edo Ganot, Discretix Inc., Tel: +972 650 357 9084, Email: [email protected]

Allan Edwards, Neesham Public Relations, Tel: +44 (0) 1442 879222, Email: [email protected]


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