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Imation Lock & Key Solution Provides New Levels of Data Security

Lock & Key is a component of Imation’s recently announced Secure Data Movement Architecture (SDMA™), integrating administrative security with Imation’s Nexsan Assureon secure archive storage solutions

OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 28, 2015-- Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced that Imation Lock & Key – a new feature of Imation’s Nexsan Assureon™ secure archive solution that adds a critical layer of administrator security to data storage environments, protecting high-value data files from internal and external threats – is now generally available for sale. Imation has begun selling and shipping Lock & Key.

Using Lock & Key, organizations can enhance their security strategies by requiring a second factor of authentication for storage administrators to gain access to storage systems. By using their access credentials and an encrypted, tamper-resistant, industry-leading IronKey™ secure storage device, administrators will be able to access a secure management user interface for one or more of Imation’s Nexsan Assureon storage systems no matter where they are. Lock & Key solutions are easily deployed in plug-and-play fashion, and can be centrally controlled and administered by anyone in an organization’s IT team who has the required access privileges.

“The vast majority of organizations today operate with just one access point to their secure management user interfaces. As today’s workforce becomes more mobile, this increasingly exposes them to the risk of their data being illegally accessed, destroyed or stolen,” said Ian Williams, group president for Imation’s Tiered Storage and Security organization. “Lock & Key provides organizations with critical data security tools that require two-factor authentication – and is a comprehensive and innovative framework in Imation’s Secure Data Movement Architecture (SDMA™) to help safeguard and protect their most important information assets anywhere and anytime.”

Imation’s SDMA vision provides organizations a holistic approach to actively managing their high-value data files, while protecting them from tampering, destruction, loss or leakage through their entire lifecycle. SDMA empowers end users to manage their own policy for protecting their high-value data in addition to enabling organizational control and management policies. It also addresses the need to safeguard data files throughout the data lifecycle.

Lock & Key builds upon the core capabilities for SDMA and high-value data protection found within Imation’s Nexsan Assureon Secure Archive and IronKey Secure Storage solutions that are in use today. Assureon provides a comprehensive secure archive solution that protects and preserves high-value data, and IronKey mobile storage solutions enable users to securely access their workspaces and files while adhering to corporate IT standards.

With over fifty years of experience in protecting data for organizations around the world, Imation has a unique perspective to the risk organizations face in managing their data files. This legacy, along with a comprehensive secure product portfolio and over fifty data security patents and patents pending, demonstrate Imation’s mission of safeguarding data across today’s broader storage ecosystem.

For more information on Imation’s Nexsan storage solutions, visit www.imation.com/en/nexsan.

About Imation
Imation (NYSE: IMN) 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.

Follow @Nexsan and @ironkeysecurity on Twitter.

Imation, the Imation logo, Nexsan, the Nexsan by Imation logo, IronKey, Assureon and Memorex are trademarks of Imation Corp. TDK Life on Record is a trademark of TDK Corporation and is used under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Source: Imation Corp.

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Jason Sprenger, 612-327-1886
jsprenger@gamechangercommunications.com

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Imation Corp. Schedules 2nd Quarter 2015 Financial Results Conference Call

OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 15, 2015-- Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN) announced today it will hold a teleconference and live webcast at 9:00 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 to discuss second quarter 2015 financial results. The call will follow the company’s release of financial results after the close of the market on Monday, August 10, 2015. You may access the live webcast online at http://ir.imation.com.

A digital recording of this teleconference will be available for replay at 12:30 p.m. Central Time on August 11, 2015 and will be accessible via the replay number listed below until 11:59 p.m. Central Time on August 18, 2015. For your convenience, you will also be able to access the recording online at www.imation.com and www.streetevents.com.

Digital Recording Replay Number is:
855-859-2056 (Toll Free) or 404-537-3406
Conference ID # 85844765

All remarks made during the teleconference will be current at the time of the call and the replays will not be updated to reflect any subsequent developments.

About Imation
Imation (NYSE: IMN) is a global data storage and data 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.

Source: Imation Corp.

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Scott Robinson, 651-704-4311
Investor Relations

IBC 2015

10-15 September, RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Imation Survey: End Users Unsure Their High-Value Data is Secure

Imation’s Secure Data Movement Architecture™ helps organizations devise a holistic approach to manage and protect high-value data from tampering, destruction, loss or leakage

OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 17, 2015-- Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced the results of a recent Imation and TechValidate™ survey of more than 300 IT end users around the world. While the survey shows that 70 percent of organizations have corporate policies governing where high-value data should be stored, and 69 percent of organizations have a solution in place for storing high-value data, 55 percent of respondents said they are “unsure” or “not confident at all” that their organization’s files are being backed up.

In addition, according to the survey, three of the four most common file types in organizations’ data centers are office productivity documents, images and rich media – or unstructured data sets, the kind of data most commonly considered to be high-value data and that is contributing to most of the data growth in today’s data centers.

“Data breaches in the news demonstrate the devastating effects of failing to properly identify and secure high-value data,” said Christine Taylor, analyst at Taneja Group. “Yet it’s clear from Imation’s survey that organizations aren’t confident their high-value data is protected. It’s not for lack of trying – companies do their best to safeguard critical information. But in our increasingly digital and mobile age, critical data is too often lost, corrupted or comprised. Businesses need the right tools right now, before they experience potentially catastrophic loss.”

One critical step in protecting high-value data is identifying it properly in the first place. Imation Secure Data Discovery is interactive software that helps IT administrators do just that by assessing the value of their file data based on the ages and types of files they have. Secure Data Discovery quickly provides a report, analyzing how many of the organization’s files are considered high-value data, how much disk space those files use and how much primary storage capacity can be saved by offloading less frequently accessed high-value data to secure archive solution for long term protection.

“These results reinforce that there’s a tremendous need in the marketplace for data storage solutions that can simplify the identification, classification and ongoing management of increasing amounts of high-value data,” said Abhik Mitra, senior solutions marketing manager for Imation’s Nexsan™ solutions. “We’ve also seen that there are tremendous cost savings that can be realized from distinguishing an organization’s most valuable data from the rest and storing and protecting all of the data on the appropriate storage solutions. It’s our mission to make this process as simple and efficient as possible, so organizations can be confident their most critical data is secure and spend more of their limited resources on other pressing business matters.”

With an understanding of their high-value data, organizations can then employ Imation’s recently announced Secure Data Movement Architecture™ (SDMA™) to actively manage their high-value data files and protect them from tampering, destruction, loss or leakage through their entire lifecycle. Imation’s Nexsan Assureon™ secure archive solutions and IronKey™ secure storage solutions are two SDMA solution components that are available and in use today. The Nexsan Assureon family of solutions provides high levels of security and integrity for archive data and can drive optimal organizational efficiency that reduces operational data management costs. Meanwhile, IronKey mobile storage solutions enable users to securely access their workspaces and files remotely while adhering to corporate IT standards.

For more information on Imation’s Nexsan storage solutions, visit www.imation.com/nexsan.

About Imation
Imation (NYSE: IMN) 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.

Follow @Nexsan on Twitter.

Imation, the Imation logo, Nexsan, the Nexsan by Imation logo, IronKey, SDMA, Secure Data Management Architecture, Assureon and Memorex are trademarks of Imation Corp. TDK Life on Record is a trademark of TDK Corporation and is used under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Source: Imation Corp.

For Imation Corp.
Jason Sprenger, 612-327-1886
jsprenger@gamechangercommunications.com

ASIS International

September 28 - October 1, 2015, Anaheim, California

Imation Enhances E-Series, Adding Increased Efficiencies to Data Centers

Efficient drive rebuilds, SSD monitoring and volume migration features enhance Imation’s high-density, high-performance and highly reliable data storage solutions

OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 11, 2015-- Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced it has introduced a set of new features for its Nexsan E-Series™ family. With data growing at an exponential rate, storage solutions continue to use the largest capacity drives available. No matter how the data is used, a couple of things stay constant: the data must be easy to manage and must be protected from events that could cause application outages.

Taking these requirements into account, Imation has added the following enhancements to E-Series:

  • Advanced Rebuild
    • Data-only rebuild Rebuilds only the written user data to significantly reduce rebuild times.
    • Parallel rebuild Rebuilds multiple disk failures simultaneously.
    • Suspect disk retirement - Proactively retires symptomatic disks before they compromise the array.
  • SSD health monitoring – Reporting mechanisms show the amount of writes remaining on SSDs, providing the ability to proactively replace SSDs before they fail due to over-usage.
  • Volume Migration – Volumes now can be moved seamlessly from one storage array to another without interruption to host access.

“IT managers know the importance of smooth system operation, and how delays in data recovery can debilitate data center functionality. Keeping these pain points in mind, we have implemented solutions to make their lives easier,” said Mason Swenson, senior product manager of high density storage for Imation’s Nexsan solutions. “Using traditional methods a drive failure could take a week or more to rebuild, but with E-Series users will now see significant improvements to rebuild times because a rebuild will be based on the amount of written data to the RAID set. SSD Health Monitoring shows users how many writes are left on SSDs, providing the ability to replace them before they wear out and fail. And with Volume Migration, E-Series offers the flexibility to move volumes seamlessly, which can enable things like adapting to a change in performance, accommodating faster-than-expected growth and changing RAID protection levels.”

Imation’s Nexsan E-Series™ is a family of high-density, high-performance and highly reliable data storage solutions that can be directly attached or networked to workstations and servers. E-Series delivers the density and efficiency that organizations need to scale their storage capacity while lowering their overall space requirements and operating costs. All E-Series systems take the extra step to reduce power and cooling requirements through their multi-level, power-reducing AutoMAID capabilities. They also include an easy-to-use management interface that simplifies deployment and management for the resource-constrained IT administrator.

The E-Series family is just one part of Imation’s Nexsan deep portfolio of purpose-built storage solutions, enabling users to deploy the right storage products for the right application. The other Nexsan product lines are:

  • Imation’s Nexsan NST™ is a set of flexible hybrid storage appliances that scale to meet mid-sized organization application and storage needs with unified NAS and SAN access capabilities in a single solution.
  • Imation’s Nexsan Assureon™ is a set of secure storage solutions that reduce storage cost by offloading and deduplicating data from primary storage that is infrequently used or has aged by policy.

For more information on Imation’s Nexsan storage solutions, visit https://www.imation.com/en/nexsan/.

About Imation
Imation (NYSE: IMN) 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.

Follow @Nexsan on Twitter.

Imation, the Imation logo, Nexsan, the Nexsan by Imation logo, IronKey, E-Series, NST, AutoMAID, Assureon and Memorex are trademarks of Imation Corp. TDK Life on Record is a trademark of TDK Corporation and is used under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Source: Imation Corp.

For Imation Corp.
Jason Sprenger, 612-327-1886
jsprenger@gamechangercommunications.com

VeeamON 2015

October 26-29, 2015: Las Vegas, NV

Imation Announces IronKey™ H350, the First USB 3.0 Hard Drive to Receive FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification

IronKey H350 Is a High-Security, High-Performance, Centrally Managed USB Drive Safe from Targeted Attacks Such as BadUSB and Equation Group

OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 10, 2015-- Imation Corp. (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced the new IronKey H350 USB 3.0 hard drive. The IronKey H350 is the only USB 3.0 hard drive to achieve FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation (certification #2359) to meet the most stringent 256-bit encryption requirements mandated for government agencies, defense contractors, and healthcare and financial-services enterprises. With this high-security, high-performance USB hard drive, government agencies and enterprises can have the assurance that the entire drive – not just its encryption components – is compliant with this standard, keeping it safe from targeted attacks such as BadUSB and Equation Group.

The H350 comes in two versions – Basic and Enterprise – offering organizations and agencies a choice for their mobile security needs. The IronKey Basic H350 is encased in a tamper-resistant, high-strength aluminum enclosure and features AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption, USB 3.0 performance and a Section 508-compliant control panel localized for eight languages. The IronKey Enterprise H350 includes all the same features plus an on-premises or cloud-based management console that lets IT customize security policies and deploy and manage protected portable devices across the enterprise. The management system can remotely wipe or destroy a lost or stolen device and also provides the only secure password reset mechanism that allows users to recover data without erasing the contents on the drive or using a backdoor to reset the password. In addition, the IronKey H350 backs up the brand's reputation for ruggedness and dependability with a five-year warranty.

"With the BadUSB attack, the spotlight is on USB-related threats," said Ken Jones, IronKey vice president of engineering and product management. "These recent attacks highlight the importance of allowing only secure devices to access company networks and data. All IronKey products, including the H350 hard drives, feature firmware signing that makes them immune to these new types of threats, so enterprises and agencies can reliably protect sensitive data.”

IronKey Basic and Enterprise H350 Technical Advantages:

  • FIPS 140-2 Level 3 full-device certification for compliance with regulatory requirements
  • NIST approved XTS-AES 256-bit encryption
  • Data partition that can be formatted with FAT32 or NTFS
    • FAT32 supports cross platform usage (Windows, Mac, Linux)
    • NTFS is Windows only but supports large individual files greater than 4GB
  • Fast transfer of large files to local secure storage. Use cases include:
    • Moving large data sets such as medical images, research information and video between offices/homes
    • Fast, secure local backup of computer systems
    • Video streaming for training or mission information, so sensitive information never resides on the displaying computer
  • Enterprise management on premises or in the cloud with the IronKey Enterprise Management Server or Service.
    • Monitor when and where device is unlocked
    • Securely recover password if user forgets it
    • Remotely wipe or destroy device if it is lost or stolen
    • Device is disabled until end user activates it through the management system
  • Support for eight languages, including English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish

Availability and Pricing:
IronKey H350 hard drives are attractively priced starting at $289 and are immediately available from authorized channel partners. The IronKey Basic H350 is available on the IronKey eStore.

About Imation Corp.
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, 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 owners.

Source: Imation Corp.

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Imation’s Barbara Spicek Named to 2015 CRN Women of the Channel Power 100

Power 100 distinction honors Spicek’s exemplary efforts and Imation’s dedication to its partners

OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 2, 2015-- Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced that Barbara Spicek, vice president of worldwide sales for the Nexsan portfolio at Imation, has been named to The Channel Company’s prestigious 2015 CRN® Women of the Channel, and has been recognized as one of this year’s Power 100. The annual list honors outstanding female executives across vendor channel organizations prominently involved in the IT channel ecosystem for their achievements and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward.

This year’s Women of the Channel were carefully reviewed and selected by the editors of CRN based on their accomplishments and the influence they wield over the technology channel. The Power 100 spotlights an elite subset of Women of the Channel honorees whose insight and influence in their respective companies help drive channel success.

As Imation’s vice president of worldwide sales for the Nexsan portfolio, Spicek is responsible for expanding Imation’s Storage Solution Business, heading the worldwide sales force and setting channel strategies and routes-to-market expansion globally. Already in 2015, she has opened distribution models to include more partner flexibility, recruited valuable partners and refined the Imation Storage Solutions Channel Program to further increase value for existing partners.

“We applaud the exceptional contributions of the honorees in this year’s Women of the Channel Power 100. These executives have made a lasting mark on the industry by helping to shape the channel’s future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are privileged to celebrate their far-reaching influence, innovation and commitment to the IT channel community.”

“Barbara continues to lead and be a champion for best practices within our industry, and this recognition is another great example of how well-respected she is among her peers,” said Ian Williams, president of tiered storage and security solutions at Imation. “Strong channel partnerships make all the difference to our business, and having Barbara leading the way for Imation ensures the best value and relationships possible for everyone involved.”

The Women of the Channel will be featured in the June issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.

About Imation
Imation (NYSE: IMN) 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.

Follow @Nexsan on Twitter.

Imation, the Imation logo, Nexsan, the Nexsan by Imation logo, IronKey and Memorex are trademarks of Imation Corp. TDK Life on Record is a trademark of TDK Corporation and is used under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Source: Imation Corp.

For Imation Corp.
Jason Sprenger, 612-327-1886
jsprenger@gamechangercommunications.com

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