IronKey Workspace W500 expands mobile workspace family; will feature
hardware encryption, additional security for organizations supporting
teleworkers, contractors and BYOD strategies
OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 26, 2013--
Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global scalable storage and data security
company, today announced that it will be demonstrating IronKey™ Workspace
W500 during the RSA
Conference 2013 at Imation’s booth #2425. The IronKey Workspace W500
devices will help companies address both their teleworking needs and
their compliance requirements, via enhanced security features including
hardware encryption, a rugged metal enclosure and additional security
and management options. The IronKey Workspace W500 has passed the
Windows Hardware Certification Kit for Windows 8-compatible drives.
Imation’s IronKey Workspace family currently includes the Windows To Go
certified IronKey Workspace W300, which features high speed and
performance with Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption. Having passed the
Windows Hardware Certification Kit for Windows To Go compatible drives,
the IronKey Workspace W500 is currently undergoing Microsoft Corp.’s
rigorous Windows To Go certification process. Following certification,
the drives will be available via Imation Mobile Security channel
IronKey Workspace W500 will feature IronKey hardware encryption and a
ruggedized metal casing; and options for mass provisioning and device
management. The IronKey Workspace W500 also will offer an optional
crossover storage feature, which allows the device to be used also as
traditional encrypted security-enhanced flash drive, eliminating the
need for a second encrypted drive for data transfer.
“Any time you’re transporting data, it’s critical to consider security,”
said Lawrence Reusing, Imation’s general manager for Mobile Security.
“While standard certified Windows To Go devices feature BitLocker drive
encryption, Imation’s W500 workspace will incorporate valuable advanced
security features to strengthen protection of critical data, while
taking full advantage of the mobility and flexibility of Windows To Go.”
With the continued upsurge in mobile workers, BYOD (bring your own
device), and contract employees, companies are coming to grips with a
new set of security challenges with corporate data being accessed
virtually anytime from anywhere and mobile workers demanding usability
as if they are still at their desktop. IronKey Mobile Workspace
solutions give IT departments the ability to provide access to a full PC
with full functionality, control over deployed environments and enhanced
security for user data and the environment.
“The typical flash drive is not designed for the intense level of
performance required to run your PC on a Stick, whereas the high
performance, enhanced security and rugged construction of IronKey
Workspace drives is specifically designed to deliver a fast, smooth
Windows 8 Enterprise desktop experience on a wide range of compatible PC
devices,” Reusing said.
Advancing the IronKey Brand
Learn more about the IronKey Workspace and Imation’s full portfolio of
IronKey secure USB devices at the new www.ironkey.com.
IronKey solutions meet the challenge of protecting today’s mobile
workforce, featuring USB solutions for data transport and mobile
workspaces. The IronKey line includes the world’s leading hardware
encrypted USB drives, PC on a Stick workspaces for Windows To Go, and
cloud-based or on-premise centralized security-enhanced device
management solutions. IronKey is the mobile security portfolio of
Imation Corp. For more information please visit, www.ironkey.com.
Customers can purchase Imation IronKey drives from Imation Mobile
Security channel partners via http://www.ironkey.com/en-US/how-to-buy/,
or from our eCommerce store at http://store.imation.com/security.
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, 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.
Source: Imation Corp.
Ken Kadet, 651-704-3388
MSL for Imation
Nina Gill, 781-684-6232