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Howard County Hospital Selects SanDisk

MILPITAS, Calif. -- SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today announced that Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, Maryland, has selected SanDisks Cruzer® Enterprise secure USB flash drives and Central Management & Control (CMC) server software to protect highly confidential medical and organizational data.

Part of the Johns Hopkins Medicine health care system, which includes the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) is a comprehensive medical center providing services to more than 165,000 people a year, with a staff of 1,700 full-time and part-time employees, as well as more than 800 physicians and other allied health professionals.

HCGH recently purchased SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise drives to provide on request to managers in all departments of the hospital, and subsequently purchased SanDisk CMC software to manage those drives through the hospital’s network.

“Few types of information are more confidential than patient records, making data security a top priority in health care,” said Rick Edwards, Senior Director and Chief Information Officer for HCGH. “We selected the SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise drive because security is not an option – all files are encrypted and password protected. We added SanDisk CMC software so our IT staff can have more control over data stored on USB flash drives, as well as the ability to remotely supervise day-to-day tasks such as password management and backup.”

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