Popularity of IronKey Workspace Drives Fueled by Renowned IronKey
Security and Ability to Equip up to 20 Mobile Workers for the Price of a
OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 22, 2015--
Corp. (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security
company, today announced its IronKey-encrypted, bootable Windows To Go
USB device is being increasingly deployed by Global 500 companies. This
success is due to Imation’s ability to affordably outfit mobile workers
with its award-winning IronKey Workspace products. By providing superior
security and centralized management capabilities, IronKey products
ensure enterprise data remains safe regardless of where employees and
contractors are working. As a testament to its industry-leading
security, 60 major federal agencies and 10 major international
government agencies have joined numerous Global 500 companies in
engaging with Imation to secure their mobile desktops with IronKey
Windows To Go allows IT to securely replicate corporate Windows 10 and
8.1 desktop environments, complete with applications and security
policies, on USB flash drives, thus providing a portable, managed
alternative for their mobile workforce. By turning a USB-enabled device
into a containerized corporate workspace, IronKey Workspace USB flash
drives also solve the challenge of separating personal data from
corporate data eliminating the fear of corporate invasion of privacy
often associated with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.
With Windows 10 already running on 1.5
million business PCs, enterprises are adopting the new operating
system at a rate that surpasses both of Microsoft’s last two Windows upgrade
releases. Many are implementing Windows To Go for Windows 10
evaluations and phased roll-outs as well as to outfit mobile workers and
contractors who have yet to upgrade. Meanwhile, a recent SANS
survey found 19 percent of IT respondents are already using or
planning to use Windows To Go features in Windows 8.x or higher.
IronKey Windows To Go Solutions Save Thousands of Dollars
IronKey Windows To Go solutions can equip up to 20 mobile workers for
the cost of a single laptop, without relinquishing IT’s control over
Windows work environments. For example, according to a recent case study
Germany, with the advent of Windows 8, an office move in 2014 and a
drive to reduce the number of desks per staff member, Telefónica started
to look at innovative ways to deliver a more flexible working
environment that allowed for portability and remote access without
impacting user experience, productivity and security. Moving from one
seat for each worker to every 1.5 workers, and no longer needing to
provide hardware to contractors, each IronKey device deployed saves
Telefónica more than 2,500 euros ($2,804 US) over three years.
Customers such as Virginia
Commonwealth University School of Medicine are also using IronKey PC
on a Stick™ device with Windows To Go as a way to manage BYOD policies
as an alternative to a traditional desktop or laptop deployment for
students, employees and contractors. Many customers have also deployed
IronKey solutions to reduce the costly burden of administering and
policing BYOD laptops and other devices.
“Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine has thoroughly
embraced a bring-your-own-laptop culture for its students.
Unfortunately, with the intricate testing process for a crucial
milestone exam, our BYOD culture presented some problematic security and
IT administration challenges, particularly for Mac users,” said Jay
Diener-Brazelle, project manager for the education technology group at
VCU School of Medicine. “VCU has been using IronKey secure storage
solutions for many years, and thanks to Windows To Go, our testing
security challenges have been eliminated. No longer are we thinking of
purchasing Windows laptops for Mac users just so they can take tests.
And Windows To Go is so easy that we will soon use the drives to
administer every test to all students.”
“We saw the promise of Windows To Go early on and have been raising
awareness and generating increased traction of the solution for the past
several years,” said Barbara Nelson, general manager and vice president
at IronKey by Imation. “The excitement of Windows 10, coupled with our
track record of providing secure, managed PC on a Stick solutions, has
generated a growing number of large enterprises who are looking at
Windows To Go as an integral part of outfitting their mobile workforce.”
IronKey Windows To Go devices provide administrators the ability to
deliver a fully IT-controlled, secured and managed corporate Windows
image on an IronKey PC on a Stick device. IT Administrators can
implement policy controls, remotely reset passwords, and disable or
detonate devices no matter where drives are located throughout the
world. The management, available in the cloud or on-premises, can
protect organizations in the event that a device is lost or stolen.
Capable of running on any compatible PC, Mac or tablet at a fraction of
the price of new device deployments, the devices have proven invaluable
for a variety of use cases including:
Contractors/BYOD: Whether they use their own PCs, tablets or
Macs at home or in the office, contractors can work their assignments
using Windows To Go in an IT-controlled environment with a complete
separation of personal data from corporate data and IT policies.
Selective Windows 10 Deployment: With the launch of Windows 10,
Windows To Go allows IT departments to roll out a trial of the new
operating system to test compatibility with enterprise applications
before deploying long-term.
Secure VDI endpoints: IT managers can distribute their VDI
clients, such as VMware, Citrix Player and Microsoft, on secure
Windows To Go devices to bypass the risk of malware or keyboarder
logger-infected host PCs.
IronKey products offer the industry’s widest range of Windows To Go
solutions, from the entry-level W200 Windows To Go USB Drive to the FIPS
140-2 Level 3, CAC/PIV smart-card enabled W700SC. Imation continues to
invest in developing and advancing its IronKey Windows To Go devices.
Among the company’s innovations is a scriptable Command Line Utility
that allows IT administrators to include IronKey Windows To Go devices
in the same provisioning workflows as desktops and laptops. For
additional information, please visit the Windows
To Go section of our website.
Windows To Go is a key benefit of Software Assurance (SA). Users with
the enterprise edition of Windows 10 and 8.1/8 currently have Windows To
Go capabilities available to them at no additional charge.
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, 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
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