Secure USB provider BlockMaster has announced that its SafeStick device has received a CESG claims test mark (CCTM) certification.

Accrediting it to be the only favoured USB supplier for buyers within the public sector, Anders Pettersson, CSO at BlockMaster, claimed that it brings high attraction to the brand and the product to customers even from outside the UK.

He said: “It has a ‘no fuss' message, it has a kitemark so it makes it unique and takes the whole practise of what we are talking about into real world cases. SafeStick is the first drive to be awarded and we have proven BlockMaster to be able to deliver on promises.”

This accreditation builds on BlockMaster's existing strength within the public sector after it announced several public sector contracts with NHS Practices to supply 180,000 SafeStick devices to NHS staff last year.

Head of the CCTM Secretariat, Peter Hayes, said: “BlockMaster's SafeStick does what it claims to, and we can see how it delivers security and protection of information, providing a layer of trust to buyers across the public sector when handling data below the restricted level.”