Imation Showcases Security Enhanced IronKey™ “PC on a Stick™” Windows 8 Compatible Drives at RSA 2013

IronKey Workspace W500 expands mobile workspace family; will feature hardware encryption, additional security for organizations...

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-- Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global scalable storage and data security company, today announced that it will be demonstrating IronKeyWorkspace 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 partners.

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.

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.

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.

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