Adds a cost-effective complement to military-grade IronKey
portable storage offerings, meeting a wider range of mobile worker
OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 26, 2013--
Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global scalable storage and data security
company, today announced an expansion of the IronKey™
secure USB product line with new hardware encrypted flash and
external hard disk drives. The IronKey D80 flash drives and H80 hard
drives enable users to affordably comply with storage security mandates
that do not require FIPS Certification. The new products feature
tamper-resistant enclosures and hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption
with strong authentication to reliably keep data private and secure.
Rising recognition of data security threats has expanded the need for
secure portable USB drives beyond government, defense and regulated
industries like healthcare and financial services. Many organizations
are seeking smart, easy-to-use and highly secure solutions for employees
to transport the information they need to be productive, while
protecting private data, intellectual property and their brands.
Users that require the assurance of government and military level
certification or centralized device management can choose IronKey’s FIPS
140 2 Level 3 validated S250 and D250 flash drives. IronKey D80 and H80
drives are ideal choices for organizations seeking compliance with most
business policies and standards and who recognize the superior security
offered by hardware encryption.
“Adding these new secure flash and hard disk drives to the IronKey
portfolio extends our advanced security technology to meet the needs of
an even broader number of users and organizations,” said Lawrence
Reusing, Imation’s general manager for Mobile Security. “Organizations
now have the flexibility to select the IronKey hardware encrypted drives
that best balance their specific security, compliance and budget
Features of the IronKey D80 and H80 drives include:
Advanced AES 256-bit encryption, the standard developed by the
U.S. government to protect sensitive data;
“Always-on” hardware based encryption automatically protects
all data that is saved to the device;
Automatically destroys its data after six failed login attempts;
Tamper resistant enclosures to protect data from damage and
“Enterprise customers are looking to balance cost versus encryption
features when it comes to securing their data and mitigating privacy
risks," said Liz Conner, senior research analyst, IDC, Storage Systems
and Personal Storage. "Imation’s IronKey encrypted drives present a
unique solution for users wanting enterprise level security that
satisfies compliance requirements, while remaining cost effective by
offering the appropriate level of protection for their organization.”
“IT departments appreciate the advantages of having a mobile, connected
workforce, but at the same time they fear the data security risks.
According to a February
2013 Harris survey commissioned by Imation, fewer than half of IT
decision makers feel confident in their data security once workers leave
the building,” Reusing said. “These companies are looking to equip their
workforces with portable data storage tools at the right security level
for their organizations and users. Our IronKey portfolio now offers a
range of options, all featuring IronKey security, reliability,
ruggedness and ease of use.”
Pricing, specifications and availability
Imation’s IronKey D80 flash drives and H80 hard drives are available
worldwide through Imation’s network of channel partners, or from the
Imation Mobile Security Store at http://www.ironkey.com/en-US/how-to-buy/.
The IronKey D80 encrypted flash drives are offered in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and
32GB capacities with manufacturer’s list pricing ranging from US$49 to
US$240. Reseller prices may vary.
IronKey H80 encrypted external hard drives are offered in 500GB or 1TB
capacities, with manufacturer’s list pricing of US$199 to US$250.
Reseller prices may vary.
Both the D80 and H80 drives are compatible with Windows and Mac
operating systems. Additional specifications can be found on the IronKey
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 are trademarks
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of their respective owners.
Source: Imation Corp.
Ken Kadet, 651-704-3388
MSL for Imation
Nina Gill, 781-684-6232