IronKey Workspace for Windows To Go is the first of Imation’s planned
line of “PC on a Stick” mobile workspaces for government, enterprises,
and BYOD strategies
OAKDALE, Minn., Nov 15, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Imation
Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global scalable storage and data security
company, today announced beta availability of its IronKey™
Workspace, certified for deployment of Windows To Go.
The IronKey Workspace lets organizations outfit mobile professionals
with a secure, fast USB platform to run Windows To Go from a USB stick
on multiple compatible PCs, an ideal solution for teleworkers,
contractors, and those implementing BYOD (“bring your own device”)
The IronKey Workspace is certified for deployment of Windows To Go, a
feature of Windows 8 that lets enterprise users boot a full version of
Windows 8 from an external USB drive on compatible host PCs.
“The traditional and static arrangement of the software instance of the
user’s workspace bound to a single hardware device no longer fits the
personal computing requirements of a growing population of workers and,
for that matter, their employers; breaking this software-to-hardware
linkage is essential,” said Michael Suby, Stratecast’s vice president of
Research at Frost & Sullivan. “PC on a Stick addresses this need by
infusing complete and secure workspace portability into the realm of
Organizations running Windows 8 Enterprise Edition can provision a
Windows desktop onto the IronKey Workspace to create a PC on a Stick™ –
with the operating system and data contained on the USB drive, while
still leveraging the host PC’s hardware and resources, such as monitors,
cameras, and network connections.
The IronKey Workspace provides a fast, easy, and cost effective way to
empower mobile workers with Windows To Go. Features and benefits of the
IronKey Workspace include:
Speed: The IronKey Workspace drive delivers over five
times the minimum read/write performance required for Windows To Go
certified devices. Users will experience a responsive and
smooth-running system, thanks to USB 3.0 SuperSpeed technology and
sequential read performance of up to 400+ MB/second, and sequential
write speeds of up to 300+ MB/second.
Security: IronKey Workspace protects an organization’s data by
leveraging Windows To Go’s BitLocker password protection capabilities
and up to 256-bit AES full disk encryption. Devices, data, and
applications are automatically protected the moment a user removes the
drive from their host PC.
Capacity options: Available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities
to meet a range of user needs.
The IronKey Workspace for Windows To Go will be available in early
December worldwide through Imation’s network of channel partners or
Imation Sales. US customers can order beta versions of the IronKey
Workspace drives now at http://store.imation.com/security.
Manufacturer’s list price is US$129 for the 32GB model, US$215 for 64GB,
and US$389 for 128GB. Additional specifications can be found at: http://www.imation.com/en-US/Mobile-Security/Mobile-Security-Products/Secure-Mobile-Workspace/IronKey-Workspace/.
“Windows To Go is a key feature of Windows 8 Enterprise that will impact
the way organizations empower mobile workers. Imation’s IronKey
Workspace is one of a handful of drives certified to deliver the Windows
8 desktop experience on a USB flash drive,” said Stella Chernyak, senior
director of product marketing, Windows Enterprise, Microsoft Corp.
“We are seeing tremendous interest in the PC on a Stick from
organizations seeking to give their workers a seamless Windows 8
experience across multiple devices. Imation has strong experience
developing and helping organizations deploy mobile workspaces in
high-security environments. Our IronKey Workspace delivers a
high-performance platform for organizations seeking to bring the
benefits of Windows To Go to their mobile workforce,” said Lawrence
Reusing, Imation’s general manager for Mobile Security.
Imation’s commitment to helping enterprises and government organizations
address the challenges of the mobile workforce is illustrated in the “Blueprint
to Secure Mobile Workspaces” whitepaper. The whitepaper outlines the
opportunities, use cases, and key considerations for deploying
security-enhanced mobile workspaces.
Next year, Imation plans to roll out a line of solutions that empower
organizations to deploy Windows To Go via its hardware encrypted IronKey
flash drives, strong authentication, and centralized device management.
Organizations will be able to turn to Imation for high-security
workspace solutions for teleworkers, contractors, and travelers at an
attractive total cost of ownership using Windows To Go.
Imation’s Mobile Security Solutions
Data, Identity and Mobile Workspace product family helps
organizations protect against data loss and supports compliance
strategies, providing users secure and convenient access to their data
and applications wherever they are, while helping to deliver managed
security and ensuring compliance over a range of USB devices and
Imation’s secure mobile solutions are available through Imation’s
network of channel partners. For more information, visit http://www.imation.com/en-US/Mobile-Security/Mobile-Security-Products/.
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.
Imation, the Imation logo, IronKey and the IronKey logo, and PC on a
Stick are trademarks of Imation Corp. and its subsidiaries. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Ken Kadet, 651-704-3388
MSL for Imation
Nina Gill, 781-684-6232