Imation Enhances the Encrypted USB Device Management Available to McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Customers

With Imation’s EUSB 2.0 extension software, McAfee ePO software can more effectively manage a wider range of Imation secure USB devices...

With Imation’s EUSB 2.0 extension software, McAfee ePO software can more effectively manage a wider range of Imation secure USB devices

OAKDALE, Minn. (June 19, 2012) – Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global scalable storage and data security company, announced availability of its new Encrypted USB extension software for McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee ePO™), the first significant upgrade since McAfee transitioned its Encrypted USB device business to Imation last month.

Information stored on even the world’s most secure devices can be left vulnerable without a way to centrally track and manage USB devices – leaving organizations potentially exposed to unauthorized access, data loss and regulatory noncompliance. Imation integrates the majority of its line of encrypted USB devices directly with McAfee ePO™ software, allowing enterprises and government organizations to deploy, track and manage encrypted USB devices centrally from a single console.

Imation’s EUSB 2.0 extension software for McAfee ePO enables centralized management of Imation Defender secure USB drives by allowing administrators to enforce encryption and access policies on USB drives, providing extensive control over how employees handle confidential data.

New enhancements to the software include:

  • Expanded device support for devices that can be managed using McAfee ePO, including Imation Defender devices and MXI Security Stealth M550 devices.
  • The addition of client-side EUSB components fully localized in Japanese and German. 
  • For US Government customers, those using newer 2048-bit Common Access Cards (CAC) or Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards can now use them as part of their Imation security solution.

"If organizations want employees to follow data security policies, it is critical to give them tools that make compliance simple,” said Patrick Dyer, president, Digitalera Group. “Imation's enhancements to its range of encrypted USB drives make it easy for organizations to give employees a secure, encrypted portable data transport solution, under the management of McAfee ePO software."

“We told McAfee and Imation customers that we would develop, enhance and advance the Encrypted USB platform, and this upgrade delivers a significant expansion of the features for the EUSB platform to meet customer needs,” said Lawrence Reusing, general manager of Imation’s Mobile Security unit. “The upgraded software enhances security for McAfee ePO users by allowing them to deploy and manage a wider range of secure, portable USB storage devices, simplifying and streamlining security compliance for their employees.” 

Imation offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of secure mobile storage products and solutions, including trusted FIPS-validated portable storage devices, digital identity products, secure mobile workspaces, and both cloud-based and on-premises management software solutions.

Imation has integrated industry leading data security assets as part of its strategic focus on the growing data security market, including acquisition of certain assets of ENCRYPTX and MXI Security, and the secure hardware business of IronKey. As a result, Imation has assembled a set of best-of-breed technologies that enable the easy and secure transport of data, digital identities and user workspaces using a wide range of mobile storage media.

Imation’s mobile security solutions, including encrypted USB devices for the McAfee ePO platform, are available through Imation’s network of channel partners. For more information, visit http://www.imation.com/en-US/Mobile-Security/Mobile-Security-Products/Secure-Data/-Resources-/McAfee-ePolicy-Orchestrator-McAfee-ePO-Platform/

Current users of Imation Encrypted USB add-on for McAfee ePO devices can upgrade their environments to version 2.0 capabilities by contacting their sales representative. 

About Imation 

Imation is a global scalable storage and data security company. Our portfolio includes tiered storage and security offerings for business, and products designed to manage audio and video information in the home. Imation reaches customers in more than 100 countries through a powerful global distribution network and well recognized brands. For more information please visit, www.imation.com.

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Source: Imation Corp

Ken Kadet                       
Phone: 651-704-3388                               
Email: kkadet@imation.com

Nina Gill, Schwartz MSL for Imation
Phone: 781-684-6232
Email: ngill@schwartzmsl.com