Imation Unveils Secure Data Movement Architecture - SDMA™ - Giving Organizations a Smarter, Safer and More Efficient Way to Protect High-Value Data Files
Imation’s SDMA offers organizations and users a holistic approach to manage and protect an organization’s most valuable data from tampering, destruction, loss or leakage
High-value data is comprised of an organization’s critical data files that must be safeguarded from tampering, loss or corruption. According to IDC, 25.2 of the 37.4 exabytes of storage that was shipped worldwide in 2013, or 67 percent, was for the purposes of storing unstructured data files. Data files are being created by users, devices and sensors and are being copied and proliferated across multiple device types, including personal devices such as tablets and smart phones. But there are not any holistic approaches to protecting all of it. Traditionally, applications have provided sufficient protection for the structured data stored within an organization’s internal IT environment; however with the tremendous growth of unstructured data that is often accessed by client applications, this data has become vulnerable as it may unwittingly escape organizational control or be accessed, tampered with or stolen by unknown threats.
SDMA actively safeguards high-value data from hand to cloud and creation to destruction. It protects high-value data from loss, leakage, destruction or resurrection, and manages it through policy-based control and security. It also addresses the need to safeguard data files throughout the data lifecycle, including archive, remote workers, file sharing and collaboration, storage management and cloud and mobile device endpoints. SDMA protects high-value data throughout the broader information ecosystem by drawing upon core capabilities found within Imation’s Nexsan Assureon™ Secure Archive, IronKey Secure Storage and IronKey Workspace with Windows To Go solutions that are in use today. Assureon provides a comprehensive secure archive solution that protects and preserves high-value data. IronKey mobile storage solutions enable users to securely access their workspaces and files remotely while adhering to corporate IT standards, and IronKey Workspace with Windows To Go is a PC on a Stick™ that equips employees and contractors with a portable Windows 8.1 corporate image.
“Security and storage can no longer be siloed.
In addition, information technology and security professionals are increasingly challenged by the pace in which data files move both internally and externally. It’s hard for them to manage data across all of the physical and other storage devices that data lives on – personal computers, servers, mobile devices and/or the cloud – and to keep that data from being lost or stolen. These challenges only get more difficult as data growth continues to explode and more data files are seen as important or mission-critical business assets.
“SDMA really goes back to Imation’s roots of helping our customers
store, protect and connect their information,” said
“Imation’s Secure Data Movement Architecture is an emerging real-world
solution to today’s unstructured data management challenge. Data growth
continues at exponential rates, and this data is an attractive target
for cybercriminals looking to score big. Despite their best efforts
organizations remain vulnerable to many potential problems relating to
storing and securing their most important data, which is one of the
reasons information security is the most important IT priority for
With over fifty years of experience in protecting data for organizations
around the world,
"For the past 14 years we have been advising our customers on the best
methods for protecting their critical data. With the ever-increasing
amount of data our customers are managing, traditional data protection
models are challenged to provide the necessary security and protection
for their high-value data without a significant redesign," said
For more information on Imation’s Nexsan storage solutions, visit www.imation.com/en/nexsan.
¹ Source: ESG Research Report: 2015
For Imation Corp.
Jason Sprenger, 612-327-1886