Press Release: Lexar Introduces JumpDrive Secure II Featuring Sleek Design and New Software Including Encrypted Vault and File Shredder

Sept. 27, 2005--Lexar Media, Inc. (Nasdaq:LEXR), a leader in advanced digital media and accessories, today announced the availability of JumpDrive Secure II, a second generation USB flash drive featuring 256-bit AES Encryption to secure folders and files so consumers can easily store and protect valuable files, data and images.

JumpDrive Secure II offers a dashboard onscreen interface that makes it easy for consumers to navigate the drive's advanced security features. Users can quickly create secure files on either the USB flash drive or on the host computer using the new unique 'Encrypted Vault' feature. Simply drag and drop files into the 'Encrypted Vault' to automatically secure them with on-the-fly 256-bit AES Encryption. When files are dragged out of the 'Encrypted Vault' they are automatically decrypted.
Another new feature of the Secure II software is the File Shredder that discards files including the 'digital trail' normally left behind when files are deleted. Files that have been deleted using the File Shredder feature are wiped out and cannot be recovered by file recovery tools.
"The market for USB flash drives continues to grow at a rapid pace, and with increasing storage size, performance and acceptance of USB flash drives comes the need for innovative solutions to secure and control access to data," said Steffen Hellmold, Vice President and General Manager USB flash drive & OEM Products business unit, Lexar. "JumpDrive Secure II offers consumers an incredibly easy to use file encryption and decryption function, as well as a unique file shredding feature across both Windows and Macintosh platforms - all in a new stylish design."
JumpDrive Secure II offers a sleek design that is about half the size of its predecessor, allowing for the best fit in virtually all USB ports. For total versatility and flexibility, JumpDrive Secure II software works on Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP, SP1 and SP2, Windows XP Home Edition SP1 and SP2, as well as Mac OS 10.2.7 or later versions, allowing consumers to access their secured files across Windows and Macintosh platforms.
JumpDrive Secure II will be available in 256MB, 512MB, 1GB and 2GB capacities.
About Lexar Media, Inc.
Lexar is a leading marketer and manufacturer of flash memory cards, USB flash drives, card readers and ATA controller technology for the digital photography, consumer electronics, industrial and communications markets. The company holds over 87 issued or allowed controller and system patents, and licenses its technology to companies including Olympus, Samsung Electronics, SanDisk and Sony. For more information, please call 1-800-789-9418 or visit
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include statements related to the benefits and availability of, and consumer demand for, Lexar's products, including JumpDrive Secure II, and the growth opportunities available to Lexar. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. These risks include, among others, uncertainties related to competitive pressures; that the growth and success of our business depends on our ability to achieve and maintain technology leadership, and to develop, sell and market products that are commercially accepted; and that security technology by its nature is capable of circumvention such that we cannot guarantee data will be 100% secure from unauthorized access, alteration or destruction. Readers should also refer to the risk factors described in our filings with the SEC, including our most recently filed Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. We assume no obligation to update the information in this release.
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Posted: Tue - September 27, 2005 at 09:14 AM