anDisk is a popular brand for USB flash drives and users who want to make sure their data cannot be accessed even if their device is lost or gets stolen, can try SanDisk SecureAccess.
The application can only be run from a SanDisk external drive and before even accessing the app, users need to specify the password that will be used for encryption.
The strength of the passphrase is evaluated in realtime, so users can choose one that is as strong as possible, then specify a hint that makes sense only to them and helps them remember the password.
The main window of the application is intuitive and one can easily create new folders where the files they want to protect will be stored. SanDisk SecureAccess offers users the possibility to delete the original files from the PC after they are copied to the encrypted vault, so as to make sure they do not fall in the wrong hands.
Not only can users browse to the files they want to protect, but they can also drag and drop them onto the main window of the application as they will be encrypted on-the-fly.
To increase the security provided by SanDisk SecureAccess, you can set the password to expire after a certain period of time or adjust its timeout, so that the app automatically locks down if it is not used for a while.
To sum it up, SanDisk SecureAccess can provide users with powerful encryption for their SanDisk USB flash drives, so they can safely store confidential documents on their device without being worried that the data might be used wrongfully if the USB flash drive is misplaced. Nonetheless, those who want to change the encryption algorithm need to upgrade to a shareware app called Encrypt Stick.