|[July 10, 2014]
Imation Announces IronKey Workspace W700 - First Microsoft-Certified Windows To Go USB Flash Drives to Receive FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification
OAKDALE, Minn. --(Business Wire)--
Corp. (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security
company, today announced the availability of IronKey
Workspace W700, the first Microsoft (News - Alert)-certified Windows To Go devices
to be FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified1. Achievement of this
certification required rigorous testing, which was then reviewed by the
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). FIPS 140-2 Level
3 certification is a requirement for civilian and military U.S. federal
agencies, as well as a benchmark for security and reliability for
enterprises looking for the highest level of security. Government and
enterprise organizations looking to adopt a mobile device strategy with
FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation now have a Windows To Go option.
To Go is an enterprise feature of Windows 8.1 that lets people be
productive from almost any location they choose to work by inserting the
Windows To Go USB drive into any compatible
PC of their choice. An organization's corporate image, operating
system, applications and data are all contained on the
Microsoft-certified IronKey (News - Alert) Workspace USB drive. The host PC boots
completely off the Windows To Go drive using local resources such as
monitors, CPUs and network connections. The Windows To Go drive can be
centrally managed and offers remote wipe features to protect against
loss and theft. The Windows To Go solution is ideal for mobile workers,
teleworkers and contractors, fueling secure "Bring Your Own Device"
(BYOD) strategies that allow employees to use their home PCs for work.
"Enterprise users are experiencing new possibilities in mobile
productivity with Windows To Go, and they're implementing the technology
in many exciting ways," said Stella Chernyak, senior director, Windows
Commercial Marketing, Microsoft Corp. "It's great to see Imation
offering a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified device, like the IronKey
Workspace W700, that can help government agencies and other highly
regulated industries take advantage of Windows To Go."
Leveraging Imation's leadership and expertise in delivering mobile
workspaces, IronKey Workspace W700 is the third IronKey Windows To Go
device certified by Microsoft. Secured with th military-grade hardware
encrypted protection of the world's most secure and rugged flash drives,
the W700 drives are part of IronKey's total government- and
industrial-grade mobile workspace solution. With advanced options
including centralized device management and bulk provisioning, IronKey
Workspace W700 transforms any compatible computer into an
IT-provisioned, IT-managed and IT-secured workstation for a fraction of
the price of issuing a laptop.
Centralized management is available for IronKey Workspace W700 devices.
Using the on-premise IronKey Enterprise Management Server, IT
departments can implement policy control, reporting, password reset and
"silver bullet" features for remotely disabling and decommissioning a
device- all via a central dashboard.
Features and benefits of IronKey Workspace W700 include:
FIPS 140-2 Level 3 full device certification for compliance with
Support for CAC/PIV, enabling active-duty military personnel,
government employees and federal contractors to unlock their IronKey
Workspace W700 devices with their issued smart cards and gain seamless
authentication to their desktops.
Ruggedized, waterproof drives, according to military standards
(MIL-STD-810F), with a virtually indestructible metal casing that
protects against physical damage and has sealed components that defend
Superior speed, with more than five times the minimum read/write
performance required for Windows To Go Microsoft-certified devices.
Support for a wide variety of hardware environments including PCs,
some tablets and Macs (support for Macs is provided by Imation).
Military-grade security with hardware-based AES-256 bit encryption and
strong authentication to keep data safe and secure.
Ease of use for an IT provisioned, managed and secured workspace
infrastructure that includes a start-up assistant that helps configure
the computer system for automatic USB boot to Windows To Go, an
easy-to-understand end-user interface and self-help options with links
to useful webpages.
A range of capacity options (32GB, 64GB, and 128GB).
"With full device FIPS 140-2 Level 3 encryption, IronKey Workspace sets
a new security standard in the mobile workspace market," said Ken Jones,
vice president of engineering and product management for IronKey. "Our
customers have told us that security is a major concern for mobile
workers. Government workers, in particular, must have their computers
with them at all times. IronKey Workspace W700 not only makes it easier
for workers to transport their Windows desktops, it is one of the most
secure Windows 8.1 Windows To Go devices available today."
IronKey Workspace W700 rounds out Imation's Microsoft-certified Windows
To Go options for any organization's security needs:
IronKey Workspace W700 delivers a certified, high-performance and
high-security platform for Windows To Go deployment in government
organizations and enterprises; it also provides optional device
IronKey Workspace W500 delivers a high-performance, high-security
platform that includes hardware encryption and a rugged metal
enclosure, with enterprise-grade deployment and device management
options, for organizations not requiring FIPS 140-2 Level 3
certification but needing the same level of security.
IronKey Workspace W300 delivers high performance on an IronKey device
using BitLocker password protection capabilities in Windows To Go and
up to 256-bit AES full disk encryption, making it an excellent option
for employees working and collaborating remotely who do not handle
sensitive data but want the same high productivity experienced from
IronKey solutions meet the challenge of protecting today's mobile
workforce, featuring secure USB solutions for data transport and mobile
workspaces. The IronKey line includes some of the world's leading
hardware encrypted USB drives for storage, secure workspace devices for
Windows To Go, and cloud-based or on-premise centralized device
IronKey solutions are available from Imation Mobile Security channel
partners. To learn more, visit www.ironkey.com.
About Imation Corp. (News - Alert)
Imation is a global data storage and information security company. Our
products and solutions help organizations and individuals store, manage
and protect their digital content. Imation's storage and security
portfolio includes Nexsan™ high-density, archive and solid-state
optimized unified hybrid storage solutions; IronKey mobile
security solutions that address the needs of professionals for secure
data transport and mobile workspaces; and consumer storage solutions,
audio products and accessories sold under the Imation™, Memorex™ and TDK
Life on Record™ brands. Imation reaches customers in more than 100
countries through a powerful global distribution network. For more
information, visit www.imation.com.
Imation, the Imation logo, IronKey, the IronKey logo, PC on a Stick,
Nexsan, and Memorex are trademarks of Imation Corp. and its
subsidiaries. TDK Life on Record is used under a trademark license from TDK
Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective
1 FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certificate #2183
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