Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced that the IronKey Workspace W500 has been certified by Microsoft for Windows To Go. IronKey Workspace W500 delivers a high-performance, high-security platform for Windows To Go deployment in enterprises and government organizations.
The IronKey Workspace W500 features hardware encryption and a rugged metal enclosure, with enterprise-grade deployment and device management options, including mass provisioning and IT management of the portable workspaces of mobile and remote users. The result is a fast, durable and secure IronKey Workspace PC on a Stick™ USB drive that lets IT meet the needs of a flexible, mobile workforce with Windows To Go, and protect the organization with always-on hardware encryption.
Windows To Go is an enterprise feature of Windows 8 that lets people be productive from almost any location they choose to work. Enterprise IT departments provision a Windows To Go drive with their corporate image, then users simply insert the certified drive into a compatible computer* and thereby boot into a personalized Windows 8 image. The operating system, applications and data are all contained on the certified USB drive, while still using the host PC’s hardware and resources such as monitors, cameras and network connections.
“Organizations requiring a highly secure, hardware encrypted option for Windows To Go can now depend upon the IronKey Workspace solution to meet their needs,” said Barbara Nelson, general manager for Imation’s IronKey solutions. “Marrying military-grade security and convenience in one device, IT managers can rest easy knowing that data leaving the building is as secure as when it is accessed within the four walls. For IT leaders, the IronKey Workspace W500 dramatically simplifies provisioning, management and security, and is ideal for deployment of 'bring your own device' (BYOD) policies.”