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Bootable USB Flash Drive

Cryptzone have annouced the release of AppGate MOVE (My Own Virtual Environment), a USB flash drive that provides a portable and robust way to access information and applications securely from virtually any computer. As the secure bootable USB works independently of the host device's operating system, the risk from malware infection is eradicated. Jamie Bodley-Scott for Cryptzone says "With more organisations offering occasional home working it allows people to work securely because the configuration of the PC is irrelevant and untouched. This is important from a security policy viewpoint" Andy Kellett at Ovum comments "From a security and usability standpoint there are a number of advantages provided by the AppGate MOVE USB drive. Portability and the flexibility to use the drive in conjunction with a user's own device provide convenience and support for those occasions when it is not possible to use a company approved machine. Added to that, the secure boot elements and the fact that no data is held on the computer's hard drive also address malware and spy-ware concerns.

Working in combination with an AppGate Security Server, this USB flash drive is a bootable device that contains a full operating system, the AppGate client, a web browser, a Microsoft compatible Office Suite[TM] email client, and other applications required to complete daily tasks. MOVE does not rely on, or use the operating system on the computer, and it executes in a secure and trusted environment regardless of the configuration. In addition, it includes an encrypted partition for user data, so it does not use local PC hard drive meaning no trace or residue is left when the session to the AppGate server is closed.

Gartner Survey

People have quickly begun using media tablets for daily personal activities, according to a new survey by Gartner, Inc. The survey found that the main activities moving from PCs to media tablets are checking email (81 percent cf respondents), reading the news (69 percent), checking the weather forecast (63 percent), social networking (62 percent) and gaming (60 percent).

Gartner conducted the study at the end of 2011 in the U.S., U.K. and Australia to gain a better understanding of how early adopters of media tablets were using personal connected devices.

"The rapid adoption of media tablets is substantively changing how consumers access, create and share content," said Carolina Milanesi at Gartner. "The...

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